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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved  |   |  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 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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The Fiery Brilliance of 8 Great Stars... The Double-Barreled Excitement of 2 Mighty Action Spectacles! See more »

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

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Frankie Laine also sang the theme song of "High Noon". See more »

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When Wyatt Earp rides in to town, dismounts and walks toward Cotton Wilson's office, his holstered gun is clearly outside his jacket on the right hand side. But when he enters the sheriff's office, just one step later, his gun is not visible. See more »

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Kate Fisher: What difference does it make to you where I go or who I take up with?
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Shut up!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [throwing her dress on the floor] Get your things together. You're leaving!
Johnny Ringo: [entering from the bedroom] She's staying here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Keep out of this, Ringo!
Johnny Ringo: You got no right to come bustin' in here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm talking to Kate. Take a walk!
Kate Fisher: Anything you got to say you can say in front of him.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [with contempt] You slut!
Johnny Ringo: Wait a minute, Holliday. You don't talk to my woman like that!
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Music by Henry Clay Work
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It's OK at the Corral
16 September 2007 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Who really cares if this film is historically accurate? This is the re-telling, no matter how grandiose and overblown, of a gunfight that has gained in reputation over the years and has become legendary, deserved or un-deserved. The result is one jim-dandy of a western with a little bit of love, a little bit of drama and a whole lot of violence as the Earps and the Clantons go head to head.

And who better to be the bigger than life heroes than those two bigger than life stars, Lancaster and Douglas. Talk about perfect casting...... Lancaster as Wyatt Earp moves through this film like a ballet dancer and Douglas as Doc Holliday squares that famous chin and gets tough while hacking up his lungs to tuberculosis. Who can forget Lancaster running and diving across the corral with a shotgun. His former career as an acrobat and trapeze artist is on display here.

The supporting cast is about as good as it gets. From Lyle Bettger to John Ireland as the bad guys......to Jo VanFleet as Doc's woman.....to Dennis Hopper as the confused youngest Clanton. Rhonda Fleming is beautiful and is only part of the sub-plot used to flesh out the running time but I'm not complaining.

You don't have to be a fan of westerns to get involved in this epic tale......and I haven't even mentioned Frankie Lane's title song. It's a heroic tale of family honor and violent consequences when honor is challenged. Accuracy be damned......it's a great film.


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