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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 Wildest Gunfight in the History of the West ! See more »


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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

It is said in Burt Lancaster's biography that he and director Sturges had opened arguments on the set, about the details concerning Erap's character. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, Doc Holliday is playing solitaire. Every card he turns is a black card. See more »

Quotes

Charles Bassett: [after losing consecutive hands of blackjack] You know Doc, if we were playing for real, I might be compelled to take a look at that deck
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I might be compelled to make you.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [Charlie goes for his gun; Doc draws first and offers it to Charlie] Here, take mine.
Charles Bassett: [Handling Doc's gun] It's a good thing Wyatt doesn't let us draw these; somebody might get hurt.
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Barroom Piano
(1940) (uncredited)
from Cherokee Strip (1940)
Music by John Leipold
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In this film it is Doc that counts.
19 October 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The DVD copy I saw is excellent. The Frankie Laine ballad blends very well with the scenes. Burt Lancaster gives a quite cold performance as Wyatt Earp, and the Earp family is not shown as well as it should. Same thing goes for the Clantons, with the exception of Dennis Hopper, and John Ireland as Johnny Ringo. Kirk Douglas and Jo Van Fleet as Doc and his woman are really the ones that make this film pick up speed. They involve you in their drama. The gunfight is very well staged, you don't see good action scenes like that in westerns nowadays.


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