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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

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

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DeForest Kelley, who plays Morgan Earp, played Dr. McCoy's version of a Clanton brother in the original Star Trek series episode "Spectre of the Gun." See more »

Goofs

When Doc Holliday is handcuffed to the bed post, Wyatt Earp throws a key to Doc but he fails to catch it. The key can be heard hitting the floor, Doc continues to unlock the handcuff without the key. See more »

Quotes

Cotton Wilson: There's $20,000 in it for you - cash!
Wyatt Earp: $20,000! The wages of sin are rising!
Cotton Wilson: $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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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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