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Gunfight At The O.K. Corral

Gunfight At The O.K. Corral

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday about the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona Territory. The movie was based on a real event which took place on October 26, 1881. It was directed by John Sturges and featuring a screenplay written by novelist Leon Uris, the movie has an outstanding supporting cast including Rhonda Fleming, John Ireland, Jo Van Fleet, Martin Milner, Dennis Hopper, Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, DeForest Kelley, Earl Holliman and Charles Herbert. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards in the Sound and Editing categories. The movie was released on May 30, 1957.

Sturges also directed a sequel ten years later, Hour of the Gun, with James Garner as Earp and Jason Robards as Holliday.

Lancaster and Douglas made several films together over the decades, including I Walk Alone (1948), The Devil's Disciple (1959), Seven Days in May (1964), and Tough Guys (1986), which fixed the notion of the pair as something of a team in the public's imagination. Douglas was always second-billed under Lancaster in these films but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, in which Douglas played a villain, their roles were usually more or less the same size.


Maldives, 1993, Gunfight at O.K. Corral

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