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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:
1946 (UK) 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:
Shakespeare In Tombstone See more (136 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)

Robert Milasch ... Townsman (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 
 
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
Lloyd Bacon .... additional scenes (uncredited)
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)
 
Location Management
Ray C. Moore .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestral arrangements (as Edward Powell)
 
Other crew
Darryl F. Zanuck .... presenter
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 (video rating: alternative version) (2006) | UK:U (video rating: audio commentary, DVD additional material) (2005) | UK:U (re-rating) (1995) | UK:U (video rating) (1994) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #11591) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
John Ireland, who plays Billy Clanton, also appeared in a different version of the story, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), playing another Western legend, Johnny Ringo, who was known as the King of the Cowboys.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Wyatt Earp was never the town Marshal of Tombstone. Virgil Earp was.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:
(Oh My Darlin') ClementineSee more »

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35 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Shakespeare In Tombstone, 25 April 2006
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

Set amid the sweeping vistas and the towering sandstone buttes and spires of Monument Valley, this John Ford film, about Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and his encounters with the Clanton gang in rowdy Tombstone, Arizona, fulfills our need to experience the Old West as mythic romanticism. The visuals are striking. El Greco skies oppress a majestic and lonesome landscape of rock, dirt, dust, and cattle. Ghostly human figures confront death in heavy rain. Indoors, small, overhead lanterns emit soft light in tough barrooms. The B&W cinematography conveys a somber, moody, idealized vision of the nineteenth century American frontier.

But the film's romanticism is not just the product of adroit cinematography. The relaxed narrative weaves multiple, seemingly insignificant plot lines into a unified whole, and thus depicts the Old West as a place and time of humor, wit, religious faith, amiable conflict, even poetry and philosophy.

And so, in his heartfelt soliloquy of "the undiscovered country", Granville Thorndyke (Alan Mowbray), that congenial thespian rogue who quotes Shakespeare and who seems so out of place, adds texture and soul to the script, as a precursor to violence and death. This is after all ... Tombstone.

Inspired by the real life gunfight at the OK Corral, the story is less factual than suggestive. It's not just the film's fanciful portrayal of the shootout that abets credulity. It's the setting ... Tombstone is nowhere near Monument Valley.

But this is not a textbook. It is a romanticized cinematic interpretation of a long-ago culture, using a textbook incident as a premise. The film's theme centers on the nobility of outcasts and the basic goodness and humanism of frontier people. It's a broad-brush character study of historical figures like Doc Holliday (Victor Mature), Old Man Clanton (Walter Brennan), the Clanton sons, and of course Wyatt Earp and his sons. Although one could argue that Fonda lacks the tough guy strength and roughness that we would expect for a frontier legend, the casting and the acting are overall quite good. Editing, costumes, and production design also enhance the film's credibility.

Understated and meditative in tone, "My Darling Clementine" is a different kind of Hollywood western, one that conveys a humanistic theme with emotional depth. Characters are multi-dimensional, unvarnished, and as striking and memorable as the stately buttes and spires of Monument Valley.

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