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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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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 Fiery Brilliance of 8 Great Stars... The Double-Barreled Excitement of 2 Mighty Action Spectacles! 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

This is the second of three dramatisations of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in which DeForest Kelley (Morgan Earp) appeared. He previously played Ike Clanton in You Are There: The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (October 26, 1881) (1955) and later played Dr. Leonard McCoy, who has assumed the role of Tom McLaury, in Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (1968). See more »

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John Behan was the sheriff of Cochise County at the time of the gunfight, but does not appear in the film. 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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Referenced in SeaChange: Eminent Persons (2000) See more »

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Varsovienne (Varsoviana)
(1950) (uncredited)
from The Furies (1950)
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Arranged by Leo Shuken
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Nice Colors, Two Big Stars Best Features Of This Version
28 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The stories and films about Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and the Clantons are always interesting, at least to me. They've been put on film a half dozen times over the years. I think the best feature of this particular version was the beautiful, muted colors. Now that it's out on DVD, I would like to see this on a nice widescreen transfer. My only looks (two of them) were on VHS. Story-wise, most of the others Earp films were more interesting than this one.

What makes the story worth seeing are two big stars playing main roles: Burt Lancaster as "Wyatt Earp" and Kirk Douglas as "Doc Holliday." What's different about the story is that, unlike all other versions, Earp and Holliday are not good friends throughout this movie, although they wind up as allies in the final shootout. Also, the arguments between Holliday and his girlfriend "Kate" (Jo Van Fleet) grow tiresome after awhile.

Overall, this doesn't have enough action to satisfy today's viewers, except for the shootout scene at the end, which goes on for at least 10 minutes.


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