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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Western | 30 May 1957 (USA)
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 a long career as a lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp decides to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in a feud with the Clantons, a local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, a terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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This film marked Burt Lancaster's final commitment under his contract with Hal B. Wallis. The two never worked together again. See more »

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During the gunfight a shotgun blasts holes in the wagon cover but in the next shot the holes are gone. See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: Hold up your right hand. Do you solemnly swear to uphold... oh, this is ridiculous. You're deputized. Grab some gear, I'll get the horses.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Wait a minute, don't I get to wear a tin star?
Wyatt Earp: Not on your life!
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Version of Powder River (1953) See more »

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(1844) (uncredited)
Music by William Cool White
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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Nothing special
16 May 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Solid production with two great action-drama stars in the lead roles yet this movie just doesn't feel at all special.

Maybe it is the fact that since this movie several other movies have been made about the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, and they were more accurate and more engaging. Tombstone (1993) covered not just the gunfight but the aftermath, which stretched for years. Wyatt Earp (1994) was an extensive study on Wyatt Earp, including the gunfight, though was overly long and a bit laboured.

So, now, it feels dated and surpassed. However, for its time this movie is okay. Good performances by Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in the lead roles, plus the cinematography and action scenes are good. Plot is a touch dull, as the gunfight is really the only exciting part. While the backstory is very important, it feels overdone and padded.

Ultimately, a so-so movie. Rather watch Tombstone for the full, accurate story.


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