Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
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 <email@example.com>
The first confrontation in Tombstone, between Ike Clanton and Wyatt Earp, took place in front of a theatre. The show at the theatre is by "Eddie Foy and Company". Eddie Foy, the vaudeville entertainer, toured the west for three years, and was known to have met Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Bat Masterson. Two years before this film, Bob Hope played Eddie Foy in The Seven Little Foys (1955). See more »
When Wyatt goes to his hotel room near the beginning of the movie, he uses a key to unlock the door. He then enters the room and the door is now seen to have a regular door knob with no keyhole and no lock mechanism. See more »
[lighting a cigar as Ed and his gangmen enter the saloon]
Where's Doc Holiday?
Over at the hotel more than likely. He's been expecting you...
Get word over there I'm waitin' for him.
No need to do that Ed, the whole town knows you're waitin' for him by now. Before there's another killing...
You just go on servin' your watered down liquor, and keep outta my business Shanssey.
Your brother came in here stinkin' drunk spoilin' for a fight; he drew a gun on Holiday.
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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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