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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral -- 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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Leon Uris (screenplay)
George Scullin (suggested by an article by)
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Release Date:
30 May 1957 (USA) See more »
The Fiery Brilliance of 8 Great Stars... The Double-Barreled Excitement of 2 Mighty Action Spectacles! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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A pure Western with a great score... See more (85 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Wyatt Earp

Kirk Douglas ... Doc Holliday

Rhonda Fleming ... Laura Denbow

Jo Van Fleet ... Kate Fisher

John Ireland ... Johnny Ringo

Lyle Bettger ... Ike Clanton

Frank Faylen ... Cotton Wilson

Earl Holliman ... Charles Bassett

Ted de Corsia ... Shanghai Pierce (as Ted DeCorsia)

Dennis Hopper ... Billy Clanton

Whit Bissell ... John P. Clum

George Mathews ... John Shanssey
John Hudson ... Virgil Earp

DeForest Kelley ... Morgan Earp

Martin Milner ... James Earp

Kenneth Tobey ... Bat Masterson

Lee Van Cleef ... Ed Bailey
Joan Camden ... Betty Earp
Olive Carey ... Mrs. Clanton
Brian G. Hutton ... Rick (as Brian Hutton)

Nelson Leigh ... Mayor Kelly

Jack Elam ... Tom McLowery

Don Castle ... Drunken Cowboy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Girl (uncredited)
Tom Arnold ... Barrel-Rolling Boy (uncredited)
William Bailey ... (uncredited)
John Benson ... Rig Driver (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Accordionist (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Nora Bush ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Carter ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... Deputy / Killer / Townsman (uncredited)
James Davies ... Card Player (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Barfly (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Tombstone Card Player (uncredited)
Raoul Freeman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Gary ... Killer (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Bartender (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Barfly (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Charles Herbert ... Tommy Earp - Virgil's Son (uncredited)
Edward Ingram ... Deputy (uncredited)
Anthony Jochim ... Old Man (uncredited)

Dave Kashner ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Croupier (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)

Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ethan Laidlaw ... Bartender (uncredited)
Morgan Lane ... Killer (uncredited)
Gregg Martell ... Cowboy (uncredited)

John Maxwell ... Merchant at Dance (uncredited)
William Meigs ... Wayne (uncredited)
Harry Mendoza ... Frank Loving - Dealer (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Mario - Dodge City Barber (uncredited)

Dennis Moore ... Cowboy (uncredited)

Sol Murgi ... Barfly (uncredited)
Max Power ... Card Player (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Pierce's Foreman (uncredited)

Lee Roberts ... Finn Clanton (uncredited)

Bing Russell ... Harry - Griffin Bartender (uncredited)
Court Shepard ... Card Player (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Frank McLowery (uncredited)

Bert Stevens ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Glenn Strange ... Pierce Henchman in Saloon (uncredited)
Robert Swan ... Shaugnessy Man (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Barfly (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Henry Wills ... Alby (uncredited)
Trude Wyler ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
Writing credits
Leon Uris (screenplay)

George Scullin (suggested by an article by)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Joseph H. Hazen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles B. Lang Jr.)
Film Editing by
Warren Low (uncredited)
Casting by
Paul Nathan (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Arthur Krams 
Costume Design by
Edith Head (costumes)
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Leonora Sabine .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack Stone .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
William Davidson .... assistant unit manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director
Ralph Axness .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Clem Jones .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gary Nelson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Romaine Birkmeyer .... prop shop (uncredited)
Robert Goodstein .... props (uncredited)
Cline Jones .... prop shop (uncredited)
John Keever .... labor (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
A. Peterson .... laborer (uncredited)
Dwight Thompson .... props (uncredited)
Dee Turner .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
R.D. Cook .... sound recordist (uncredited)
George Dutton .... sound director (uncredited)
Archie Gardiner .... boom grip (uncredited)
Tom Hadley .... boom grip (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt .... mike grip (uncredited)
Seymour Kline .... sound cableman (uncredited)
Jim Miller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Gordon Palmer .... mike grip (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... sound boom (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... stage engineer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
John Benson .... stunts (uncredited)
Lynn Borden .... riding double: Rhonda Fleming/Jo Van Fleet (uncredited)
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfred Alexander .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Almond .... electrician (uncredited)
Bill Avery .... still photographer (uncredited)
C. Bell .... grip (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Elmer Cannon .... electrician (uncredited)
Frank Carroll .... grip (uncredited)
Ed Crowder .... grip (uncredited)
C.D. Drew .... head electrician (uncredited)
Pat Drew .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gordon Fleming .... grip (uncredited)
C.F. Girard .... generator operator (uncredited)
S. Gross .... electrician (uncredited)
Warren Hoag .... electrician (uncredited)
Al Kelly .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
L. Kirpatrick .... electrician (uncredited)
Kenneth Meade .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kyme Meade .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
J. Moore .... camera loader (uncredited)
Harry Whittingham .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gary Fifield .... casting (uncredited)
Bill Greenwald .... casting (uncredited)
Olive Long .... casting secretary (uncredited)
Bert McKay .... casting (uncredited)
Tony Regan .... casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe: ladies (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Warren Low .... editorial supervisor
Location Management
Bill Lord .... location auditor (uncredited)
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... conductor
Lucien Cailliet .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John C. Hammell .... music editor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... Technicolor color consultant
Thomas Conroy .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Bob Fender .... publicist (uncredited)
Foster H. Phinney .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jack Saper .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Marvin Weldon .... secretary (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Hall Wallis' Production of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" - USA (complete title)
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122 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:G | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:12 (2006) | Spain:T | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #18134) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Dennis Hopper, who plays Billy Clanton, was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas, where Wyatt Earp was once sheriff.See more »
Errors in geography: When Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday ride across the Kansas plains together from Dodge City, mountains are visible in the background. No mountains are visible in Kansas.See more »
Kate Fisher:What difference does it make to you where I go or who I take up with?
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:Shut up!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:[throwing her dress on the floor] Get your things together. You're leaving!
Johnny Ringo:[entering from the bedroom] She's staying here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:Keep out of this, Ringo!
Johnny Ringo:You got no right to come bustin' in here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:I'm talking to Kate. Take a walk!
Kate Fisher:Anything you got to say you can say in front of him.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:[with contempt] You slut!
Johnny Ringo:Wait a minute, Holliday. You don't talk to my woman like that!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Legends of the West (1992)See more »
Kingdom ComingSee more »


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36 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
A pure Western with a great score..., 10 January 2000

"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" derives from one of the most celebrated shoot-outs in Western history in Tombstone, Arizona, on October 26, 1881... The semi-legendary confrontation had made of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday, men of exceptional quality...

"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" has some of the Sturges virtues, but not all… It doesn't however disappoint when it comes to the crunch—the gunfight itself… This is magnificently staged… It probably equals anything that law and order movies have produced in set-piece battles…

The film also focuses on the friendship between Earp and Holliday and the good will of two different kinds of men... Earp, is an honest lawman with authority, and Holliday, a gambler with a 'real big hate for the law.'

The two characters are powerful, strong, and at the same time compassionate, with respect and dignity... Holliday's character as the black sheep, is much more interesting than the straight marshal who is at the same time the lawman, the judge and the jury.' The main assets of the motion picture are Lancaster and Douglas, two great stars conscious of their potentialities with excellent ability...

Douglas is impressing and brilliant as the troubled sick Doc Holliday and Lancaster is confident, solid and likable as Wyatt Earp... The mirror scene, in the beginning of the film, is great: Douglas, cool and steady, is ready for action observing carefully in the mirror the sharp feature and narrow steely eyes of Lee Van Cleef who is so anxious to kill him with a small gun hidden in his left boot...

Fine performances by a first-class cast heighten the interest: Rhonda Fleming is ravishing as the redhead lady gambler; Jo Van Fleet is very effective as the jealous lady, torn between Ringo and Holliday; Earl Holliman is good as the naive deputy who 'picks up the hardware as soon as the cowboys hit town;' John Ireland is unforgettable with his slight stoop and menacing walk; Lyle Bettger is strong as Ike Clanton, the organizer of the toughest bunch of gunslingers; Dennis Hopper is difficult and rebellious as the young Clanton who can't take the advice of the marshal; and Jack Elam is threatening as the tall and lean man with an evil leer...

Dimitri Tiomkin's great score back up the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," a pure Western, magnificently photographed by Charles Lang in VistaVision and Technicolor...

John Ireland has been twice on the losing side of the Corral incident... The first time as Billy Clanton in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine."

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