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Release Date:
3 December 1946 (USA) See more »
The Roaring West At Its Reckless Best! See more »
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Fonda ... Wyatt Earp

Linda Darnell ... Chihuahua

Victor Mature ... Doc Holliday
Cathy Downs ... Clementine Carter

Walter Brennan ... Old Man Clanton

Tim Holt ... Virgil Earp

Ward Bond ... Morgan Earp

Alan Mowbray ... Granville Thorndyke

John Ireland ... Billy Clanton

Roy Roberts ... Mayor

Jane Darwell ... Kate Nelson

Grant Withers ... Ike Clanton
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mac the Barman
Russell Simpson ... John Simpson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
C.E. Anderson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Don Barclay ... Opera House Owner (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Opera House Patron (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Accordionist (uncredited)

Ruth Clifford ... Opera House Patron (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... Pianist (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Bartender (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Saloon Owner (uncredited)
James Dime ... Vaquero (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ... Barfly (uncredited)
Francis Ford ... Dad - Old Soldier (uncredited)
Earle Foxe ... Gambler (uncredited)
Don Garner ... James Earp (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Barber (uncredited)
Aleth Hansen ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)
Duke R. Lee ... Townsman (uncredited)
Fred Libby ... Phin Clanton (uncredited)

Mae Marsh ... Simpson's Sister (uncredited)
Margaret Martin ... Woman (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Barfly (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... François - the Chef (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Faro Dealer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Stagecoach Driver (uncredited)
Frances Rey ... Woman (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Sam Clanton (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Indian Charlie (uncredited)
Arthur Walsh ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Woods ... Luke (uncredited)

Directed by
John Ford 
Writing credits
Samuel G. Engel (screen play) and
Winston Miller (screen play)

Sam Hellman (from a story by)

Stuart N. Lake (based on a book by)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography) (as Joe MacDonald)
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer (film editor)
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
Costume Design by
René Hubert (costumes) (as Rene Hubert)
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eckhardt .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward O'Fearna .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sonntag .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Fred J. Rode .... associate set decorator
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Jack Montgomery .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestral arrangements (as Edward Powell)
Other crew
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
Ray C. Moore .... location manager (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson .... double: Russell Simpson (uncredited)
Blake Lucas .... special thanks (pre-release version print)
James Pepper .... special thanks (pre-release version print)
Bill Prud'homme .... special thanks (pre-release version print)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Ford's My Darling Clementine" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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97 min | Spain:102 min | 103 min (pre-release version) | West Germany:92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (re-rating) (1995) | USA:Approved (certificate #11591) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.See more »
Factual errors: In the film, the OK Corral gunfight happens in 1882. It actually happened on October 26, 1881.See more »
Wyatt Earp:Sure is rough-looking country. Ain't no cow country. Mighty different where I come from. What do they call this place?
Old Man Clanton:Just over the rise there. Big town... called Tombstone.
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Movie Connections:
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Sorry, but Just a Fine Western to Me, 29 September 2006
Author: ragosaal from Argentina

If it comes to historical accuracy "My Darling Clementine" is not the version of the OK Corral gunfight you should look for (it lasted 31 seconds and the contenders where no more than 9 or 10 feet away). So what has this film that makes it so "classical" to most viewers? I've always wondered.

As for direction, John Ford has made better things. The black and white release helps the atmosphere and is good. The cast is mostly adequate, mainly Henry Fonda and Walter Brennan. acceptable musical score. Outdoor filming in open wide sceneries is fine as well.

But how in the name of God could they cast Victor Mature as "Doc" Holiday I'll never understand. His usual and classical over-overacting literally damages the movie badly. His part is too important to overlook his terrible acting. This is not the first potential classic that Mature ruined with his performance (other one is "The Egyptian", though he got a lot of help there from Edmund Purdom in the main role).

And also, how could a smart director like Ford include a scene where Fonda faces Mature in a gun duel and shoots "Doc's" gun right off his hand in the most pure "Lone Ranger" style? I must say too that the film is sortof slow, but I admit this could be a matter of opinion.

Don't get me wrong; "My Darling Clementine" is a watchable western, but no "classic" could have such flaws. Just a 6 out of 10 for me. Sorry.

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