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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Laura Denbow
Cotton Wilson
Charles Bassett
Shanghai Pierce (as Ted DeCorsia)
George Mathews ...
John Hudson ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

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)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actual gunfight took place on 26 October 1881 and lasted a mere 30 seconds, resulting in three dead men after an exchange of 34 bullets. The fictionalized gunfight in this movie took 4 days to film and produced an on-screen bloodbath that lasted 5 minutes. See more »


When Doc Holliday is handcuffed to the bed post, Wyatt Earp throws a key to Doc but he fails to catch it. The key can be heard hitting the floor, Doc continues to unlock the handcuff without the key. See more »


Billy Clanton: I don't know why I get into gunfights. I guess sometimes I just get lonely.
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My Lulu
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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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