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'Doc' (1971)

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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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Ike Clanton (as Mike Witney)
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The Kid
Dan Greenburg ...
Clum
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Bartlett
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John Bottoms ...
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Morgan Earp (as Phil Shafer)
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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 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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The scene where Doc is teaching the Kid to shoot, the Kid has a holster with cartridge ammo in the loops. However, the revolver he had was shooting was a black powder, percussion cap fired, Colt 1851 navy type, that does not shoot cartridge ammo. See more »

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[the Kid wants to become a gunslinger]
The Kid: I've got to learn, Mr. Holliday.
Doc Holliday: Why did you come after me and not somebody else?
The Kid: Because they say you're the best there is. Because I've read all about you in those dime novels, Mr. Holliday. Because... because you're a legend.
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3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday did go to Tombstone to get rich, but this film badly represents the "truth". This is typical of the time (Vietnam era) where law enforcement,traditions, and America were questioned and debunked whenever possible. Liberalism at it's finest.

This film may have been thought-provoking (although inaccurate) for it's time, but we've grown up from those days, as we did from the overly-romaticized days that produced "My Darling Clementine" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Those films were polar opposites of this one, and both were inaccurate. The best film of the Vietnam era on this subject was "Hour of the Gun" made 4 years prior to this one.Add that to "Tombstone" and Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp" as perhaps the most close to accurate on this subject as Hollywood will come.


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