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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Passed | | Biography, Drama, 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.

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Leon Uris (screenplay), George Scullin (suggested by an article by)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

After a long career as a lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp decides to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in a feud with the Clantons, a local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday, a terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Taglines:

THE STRANGEST ALLIANCE THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN OR HELL...between the most famous lawman of them all and the most feared of all gambler-badmen...reached its climax that deadly day in Tombstone! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duelo de titanes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,750,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster had worked together in I Walk Alone (1947), and often saw each other at various Hollywood functions. But, as Douglas recounted in his autobiography, "The Ragman's Son", they didn't become friends until this movie, which lead to some pretty loose-and-easy moments on the set. For instance, they couldn't focus during a scene in which an unarmed Lancaster is surrounded by several men in a saloon, only to be rescued by Douglas, who steals another man's gun and tosses it to Lancaster. "We go out on the porch", Douglas wrote, "and Burt says to me, 'Thanks, Doc'. I was supposed to say, 'Forget it.' When I came to 'Forget it', the ridiculousness of the scene, our great bravery, our machismo, made us howl. We did the scene over and over. It just made us laugh harder." They were finally laughing so much, an angry John Sturges had to send them home for the day. See more »

Goofs

When Cotton Wilson and Wyatt are talking in the sheriff's office, Cotton is leaning back in his chair. Cotton tells Wyatt not to get his blood heated up, Wyatt than stands and walks right up to Cotton who is now leaning forward with his arms on the desk. See more »

Quotes

Kate Fisher: Why don't you put a rope 'round my neck, and pull it when you want me?
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Connections

Referenced in Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
(1957)
by Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin
Sung by Frankie Laine
A Columbia Recording Artist
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A Great Cast Is Reason Enough To See This Film
13 May 2000 | by gitrichSee 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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