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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 STRANGEST ALLIANCE THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN OR HELL...between the most famous lawman of them all and the most feared of all gambler-badmen...reached its climax that deadly day in Tombstone! See more »


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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,750,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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

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The real Gunfight took place at about 3 PM, yet the film depicts it as being "at sun-up." See more »

Quotes

Wyatt Earp: You can stay and you can play on one condition: no knives, no guns and no killings.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: No knives, no guns, no killings.
Wyatt Earp: That's it.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You have my word as a gentleman.
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Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 17 June 2008 (2008) See more »

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Music by John Leipold
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Nothing special
16 May 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Solid production with two great action-drama stars in the lead roles yet this movie just doesn't feel at all special.

Maybe it is the fact that since this movie several other movies have been made about the famous gunfight at the OK Corral, and they were more accurate and more engaging. Tombstone (1993) covered not just the gunfight but the aftermath, which stretched for years. Wyatt Earp (1994) was an extensive study on Wyatt Earp, including the gunfight, though was overly long and a bit laboured.

So, now, it feels dated and surpassed. However, for its time this movie is okay. Good performances by Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas in the lead roles, plus the cinematography and action scenes are good. Plot is a touch dull, as the gunfight is really the only exciting part. While the backstory is very important, it feels overdone and padded.

Ultimately, a so-so movie. Rather watch Tombstone for the full, accurate story.


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