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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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THE STRANGEST ALLIANCE THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN OR HELL...between the most famous lawman of them all and the most feared of all gambler-badmen...reached its climax that deadly day in Tombstone! See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,750,000
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According to news pieces in January and February 1955, Hal B. Wallis was "hoping to" cast Humphrey Bogart as Holliday and Barbara Stanwyck in another important role. See more »

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When the OK corral fight commenced, one of the Earp brothers fires a shotgun at the wagon the Clanton gang is in. Ike yells "shotgun" and they duck. The pellets from the shotgun blast are clearly scene hitting the canvas on the wagon forming a large circle with the many different pellet holes. Two scenes later when they return to the same canvas all the pellet holes are gone. See more »

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Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I Like you, Wyatt Earp. I like your cut.
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My Lulu
(1943) (uncredited)
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That Famous Gunfight.
2 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Burt Lancaster plays real-life western lawman Wyatt Earp, who travels to Tombstone, Arizona to join his brothers in their business, only to be called upon to serve after learning about a rival family, the Clantons, who are portrayed as thugs and cattle thieves. He enlists the help of old friend(but outlaw gunfighter) Doc Holliday(Kirk Douglas) to do battle with the Clantons after personal tragedy leads to that famous gunfight.

Surprisingly dull western has a good cast but a slow pace, with an awkward and mawkish love story that drags it down even more. Climatic showdown is reasonably exciting, but not enough to save otherwise disappointing film.


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