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My Darling Clementine
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Director:
Writers:
Samuel G. Engel (screen play) and
Winston Miller (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
3 December 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Roaring West At Its Reckless Best! See more »
Plot:
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
ARCHTYPAL WESTERN See more (124 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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)
 
Thanks
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)
 
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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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Runtime:
97 min | Spain:102 min | 103 min (pre-release version) | West Germany:92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
On 28 April 1947 Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs starred in a live radio version of this film, broadcast on the Lux Radio Theatre.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The gunfight took place in the afternoon, not in the morning.See more »
Quotes:
Clementine Carter:I love your town in the morning, Marshal. The air is so clean and clear... the scent of the desert flower.
Wyatt Earp:That's me... barber.
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Soundtrack:
The First Kiss Is Always the Sweetest, from Under a Broad SombreroSee more »

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62 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
ARCHTYPAL WESTERN, 9 July 2004
Author: bluesdoctor from A Place is Just A Place

Saw "My Darling Clementine," yet again, yes, but this time on the big screen, not on TV, which was like listening to an old favorite recording on a super stereo system and noticing all sorts of details that in the aggregate make it like watching an entirely new film for the first time.

John Ford is so AMERICAN. It's just all there: the black, the shining; the pure, the defiled. I'm tempted to call him the Norman Rockwell of film, but that would diminish him. Simple, yes, but simplistic, never.

The plot is merely a framework, firm, pure, austere, functional, fairly disappearing, invisible, an excuse for the real fun, film for film's sake, the pure joy of seeing and imagining.

Ford foregoes the extraneous; chatty dialogue is dispense with for what's really important, the eyes, the faces, the body language. Damn, why have movies become so complicated, so noisy?

Henry Fonda's diffident but sure slowhand is classic -- the laconic American. Victor Mature's Mediterranean sensuality is the foil to Fonda's Puritan austerity, (the same north-south polarity is echoed in Cathy Downs as Clementine vs. Linda Darnell as Chihuahua). But, hell, let's not get analytical or intellectual. The movie is instinctual. It's the grown-up version of kids' play-acting, subconscious, freeing.

The images are stunning: a stagecoach whipped into demonic fury, a possessed Doc Holliday riding shotgun over a hurricane of dust and horse hooves. Injustice is blunt: cold summary execution with a shot in the back. American decency is unabashed: an aw-shucks square dance beneath fluttering Old Glory's. Love is a dream we cannot reach, are not worthy of.

Every scene is caught in midstream, in the act, in motion. Damn, it seems so fresh.

This is the Western all others imitate.

PS. Also by John Ford, and essential in the American repertoire: "Young Mr. Lincoln," "Grapes of Wrath," "Stagecoach," "The Searchers," "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," "Rio Grande," & "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance."

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