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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.
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)
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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 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (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
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)
Bill Lord .... location auditor (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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Additional Details

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 | 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?

In July 1957, this film was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Destination 60,000 (1957).See more »
Factual errors: Wyatt Earp was not the marshal of Tombstone. Virgil Earp was.See more »
Charles Bassett:[after losing consecutive hands of blackjack] You know Doc, if we were playing for real, I might be compelled to take a look at that deck
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:I might be compelled to make you.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday:[Charlie goes for his gun; Doc draws first and offers it to Charlie] Here, take mine.
Charles Bassett:[Handling Doc's gun] It's a good thing Wyatt doesn't let us draw these; somebody might get hurt.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Legends of the West (1992)See more »
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
In this film it is Doc that counts., 19 October 2003
Author: tmwest from S. Paulo, Brazil

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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