Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
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After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp deciedes to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend. Written by
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In his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, Kirk Douglas wrote that while playing Doc Holiday, 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 »
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 »
There's $20,000 in it for you - cash!
$20,000! The wages of sin are rising!
$20,00 against a six foot hole in Boot Hill or a $20 a month pension - IF you live long enough to collect it.
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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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