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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

 -  Western  -  30 May 1957 (USA)
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp deciedes to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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The Wildest Gunfight in the History of the West ! See more »

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Hall Wallis' Production of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral  »

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In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Kirk Douglas wrote that while playing Doc Holiday, he planned exactly how many and what kinds of coughs he would have in each scene so that continuity wouldn't be a problem once the film was edited together. See more »

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Wyatt and Cotton reminisce about Oklahoma City, which was not founded until 1889. See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: We'd like you to come to the wedding, Doc, - if it doesn't interfere with your poker.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm not good at weddings - only funerals. Deal me out.
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A showcase for Lancaster and Douglas
21 January 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Basically, a vehicle to showcase the talents of Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, but an appropriate one. Though there are many characters, this is hardly an ensemble cast, with Burt and Kirk prominent in virtually every foot of film. Rhonda Fleming provides a bit of window dressing in a wonderful but brief role as Wyatt's love interest.

More of a classic western than `My Darling Clementine', an earlier movie about Wyatt and Doc at the OK Corral, but this version is more episodic in nature, though equally fictional. Don't look for nuance in the characters. The bad guys are bad, the good guys good but not flawless.

Gunfights, gambling, galloping horses, bar room ladies... If you love westerns, you'll love this one.


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