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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Storyline

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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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

In his 1988 autobiography "The Ragman's Son", Kirk Douglas wrote that while playing Doc Holliday, he planned exactly how many and what kinds of coughs he would have in each scene so that continuity wouldn't be a problem once the film was edited together. See more »

Goofs

Wyatt and Cotton reminisce about Oklahoma City, which was not founded until 1889. See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: Hold up your right hand. Do you solemnly swear to uphold... oh, this is ridiculous. You're deputized. Grab some gear, I'll get the horses.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Wait a minute, don't I get to wear a tin star?
Wyatt Earp: Not on your life!
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Connections

Featured in Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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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