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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | | Drama, 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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Drama | Western

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30 May 1957 (USA)  »

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

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Ireland (Johnny Ringo) previously played Billy Clanton in My Darling Clementine (1946), another dramatisation of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. See more »

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John Behan was the sheriff of Cochise County at the time of the gunfight, but does not appear in the film. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [after shooting a few antagonists] Anybody else want to try their luck?
Wyatt Earp: [Herding the arrested cowboys to jail] Get moving! - Keep moving, all of ya!
Johnny Ringo: [Holding his wounded arm] All right, Doc.
[In a threatening tone]
Johnny Ringo: We ain't finished yet!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You would have been, but I felt in a charitable mood tonight.
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Soundtracks

Tombigbee River
(1950) (uncredited)
from Copper Canyon (1950)
Written by A.F. Winnemore and S.S. Steele
Arranged by Charles Bradshaw
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A Great Cast Is Reason Enough To See This Film
13 May 2000 | by (Brea, Ca. USA) – See all my reviews

No, this is not the way it really happened at the Ok Corral in Tucson but since when has Hollywood ever been totally accurate and true to history? The chemistry between Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster works extremely well. This movie works because of great stars and a solid cast of great actors. The score is outstanding featuring Frankie Lane singing the title song. The photography is very realistic compared to most westerns of that era. The gunfight at the Ok Corral is worth waiting for. If you like westerns, you will especially like The Gunfight At Ok Corral.


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