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Director: John Sturges     Starring: Burt Lancaster
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Gunfight At the Ok Corral DVD 1 of 1
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40218307
UPC: 097360621846
UPC 14: 00097360621846
Category Keywords: Adventure  Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
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Considered to one of the best western films ever made, gunfight at the O.K. Corral explores the relationship between two of the west's most celebrated legends - wyatt earp and doc holliday.
Editor's Note
Of all the film versions of the famed 1881 gunfight, this one, starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, probably has the highest testosterone quotient. Focusing on the friendship between the forthright, responsible sheriff and the risk-taking, consumptive gambler, it suggests that their relationship is based on this opposition of qualities. Wyatt's stormy romance with gambler Laura Benbow (Rhonda Fleming) and Doc's rivalry with Johnny Ringo (John Ireland) over the affections of local madam Kate Fisher (Jo Van Fleet) add to the tension preceding the final showdown. When Wyatt's brothers, Tombstone lawmen, ask for his help in evening the odds against Ike Clanton (Lyle Bettger), his brothers, the McLowerys, and Johnny Ringo, Doc decides to join his friend. After Wyatt gets to town, he quickly puts a crimp in Ike's cattle-rustling activities, which leads the outlaw to set him up for assassination. A mix-up leads to Wyatt's youngest brother, Jimmy (Martin Milner), getting killed in Wyatt's place. Doc tries to talk him out of revenge, but the enraged lawman will have none of it, and the scene is set for the historic final gun battle. This solid, well-made Western is hoisted by the fine screenplay by novelist Leon Uris and the charisma of the two stars, as well as an outstanding suporting cast, including Dennis Hopper, Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, and Kenneth Tobey.
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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Mono Audio
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/11/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 122 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 06218
Video UPC UPC: 00097360621846
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Burt Lancaster
Video Cast Info Jo Van Fleet
Video Cast Info John Ireland
Video Cast Info Kirk Douglas
Video Cast Info Lee Van Cleef
Video Cast Info Rhonda Fleming
Video Cast Info John Sturges - Director
Video Cast Info Hal B. Wallis - Producer
Video Cast Info Leon Uris - Writer
Plot Summary
This straightforward account of the events leading up to the famous Tombstone gunfight focuses on lawman Wyatt Earp and ailing Doc Holliday as they battle the Clanton gang. The story has been oft-told but not with this distinction or with the two-fisted combination of KIrk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...Filmed in sharp-looking Vista-Vision and Technicolor....The supporting cast has everyone from John Ireland to DeForest Kelley to a young Dennis Hopper..." 07/29/1994 p.13E

Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t makes a cracking story....This classic '50s version from John Sturges is the most effective telling of it." 12/01/2006 p.126

Product Attributes
Product attributeActor:   Lancaster,Burt
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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