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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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$11,750,000 (USA)
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The shootout is filmed in Old Tucson at the same location used for the final shootout in Rio Bravo (1959), another movie which had Bing Russell as a bit player. See more »

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Wyatt tells Doc of his plans to leave Kansas in 1879: "There's going to be one less lawman in the territory." Kansas has been a state, not a territory, since 29 January 1861, but it's possible he was just using a colloquial expression. See more »

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Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm a gambler. Money's just a tool of my trade.
Wyatt Earp: Of course, you will guarantee you won't lose.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I never lose. You see, poker's played by desperate men who cherish money. I don't lose because I have nothing to lose, including my life.
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Featured in Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009) See more »

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Kingdom Coming
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Music by Henry Clay Work
Arranged by Jack Hayes
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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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