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'Doc' (1971)

 -  Western  -  1 August 1971 (USA)
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One night of 1881, Doc Holliday, a famous poker gambler, enters the 'No Name Saloon'. There, he challenges a man to poker, betting his horse against his opponent's wife. Doc wins and from ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Elder
Michael Witney ...
Ike Clanton (as Mike Witney)
Denver John Collins ...
The Kid
Dan Greenburg ...
John Scanlon ...
Richard McKenzie ...
John Bottoms ...
Philip Shafer ...
Morgan Earp (as Phil Shafer)
Ferdinand Zogbaum ...
Hedy Sontag ...
James Greene ...
Antonia Rey ...


One night of 1881, Doc Holliday, a famous poker gambler, enters the 'No Name Saloon'. There, he challenges a man to poker, betting his horse against his opponent's wife. Doc wins and from now on, Katie Fisher, also known as Katie Elder, will follow him wherever he goes. Their next destination is Tombstone, where the law is represented by Sheriff Wyatt Earp. When they arrive, the election campaign is in full swing. Earp runs for candidate but the Clantons, a family gang of outlaw cowboys, are not among his keenest supporters. Conflict erupts following the failure of some shadowy bargaining and Doc decides to join Wyatt and his brothers. The four of them gather at the O.K. Corral where the seven Clanton brothers are waiting for them. Written by Guy Bellinger

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After Doc pays and leaves for Tombstone the scene turns to the keeper who mutters something in Spanish. To his right a car can be seen driving through the mountains far in the back. See more »


Wyatt Earp: They're bad people, John.
Doc Holliday: Well, if it weren't for bad people, what would you do for a living, Marshal? Tell me about Tombstone. I mean, more than what you said in the letter.
Wyatt Earp: It's wide open. The sheriff here, Johnny Behan, doesn't know how to organize a town, so I'm going to run against him in the election. The sheriff has got all the power here. The marshal has got a badge and he's got some territory, but he's got no jurisdiction in the town. Gambling is heavy. There's a lot of money about ...
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Historically, this movie is what one found in the stalls at the O. K. Corral.
10 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a movie it is a semi-interesting curiosity. What I find amusing is the comments of some people have made here, to the effect that unlike the romantic fantasies of previous Wyatt Earp movies, this movie finally reveals the ugly truth behind the legends. I have been studying frontier history for about forty years and to anyone who thinks the events in DOC (even allowing for dramatic license) have any connection to historic fact, I say: Only on the Bizarro Planet, Cheech. As someone else wrote, all it does it replace positive lies with negative lies. I remember when the movie came out, the producer-director was plugging it on TV boasting of how much research had gone into this movie; likewise, in a preface to a paperback edition of his screenplay (which, as I recall, was even stupider than the actual movie), Pete Hamill wrote solemnly about how he--crackerjack journalist that he is--had seemingly unearthed the long-hidden truth about the Wild West in general and Wyatt Earp in particular. What twaddle. Hamill seems to have read one book about the Earps--Frank Waters' discredited Earp BROTHERS OF TOMBSTONE--and then pretty much relied on the time-honored journalistic tradition of Making Stuff Up. He didn't even really follow Waters very closely.

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