Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In July 1957, this film was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Destination 60,000 (1957). See more »


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


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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Referenced in Bionic Six: The Glitch (1987) See more »


Buffalo Gals
(1844) (uncredited)
Music by William Cool White
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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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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