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Format: DVD
Sku: 205817842
UPC: 024543482666
UPC 14: 00024543482666
Rating: NR
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This classic western deals with the relationship between wyatt earp and doc holliday and the events that led to the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

"Beautifully directed...Full of wonderful details and vignettes; exquisitely photographed...One of director Ford's finest films, and an American classic.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"...[Fonda] gives a wonderfully mature and restrained essay...Almost every scene in this splendidly constructed film is a visual treat...  The Motion Picture Guide

Editor's Note
In another of his classic Westerns, John Ford again reflects upon the advance of civilization on the receding frontier, recounting the events leading up to and including the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral. As they drive their cattle toward California, Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and his brothers, Morgan (Ward Bond), Virgil (Tim Holt), and young James (Don Garner), stop outside Tombstone, Arizona, where they refuse an offer for their stock made by Old Man Clanton (Walter Brennan) and his son, Ike (Grant Withers). The three older brothers ride into town, and, after Wyatt subdues a drunk, return to the wagons to find James dead and their cattle stolen. With little doubt about who the perpetrators are, Wyatt decides to accept the offer to be marshal of Tombstone that he had just recently refused. Despite Wyatt's tense first encounter with melancholy gambler and gunslinger Doc Holliday (Victor Mature), a wary, tacit friendship grows between the two men, which is soon complicated by the arrival of Doc's former love, the demure Clementine Carter (Cathy Downs). Although ostensibly focused on the famed gunfight, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE's more concerned--like many of Ford's films--with the creation of a community, the rule of law, and the civilizing influence of women on the wild and woolly West. When the showdown finally comes, it's without blood lust, as the Earp brothers conduct themselves with the ritual solemnity of samurai warriors. Given Samuel Engel's terse, elliptical screenplay, Fonda gives a subtle, brilliantly understated performance in the lead role, establishing a naturalist motif that is picked up and furthered by Joseph MacDonald's magnificent, barely lit shots of Ford's beloved Monument Valley.

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Video Features DVD, Sensormatic, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/4/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 168 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1946
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2248267
Video UPC UPC: 00024543482666
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Henry Fonda
Video Cast Info Linda Darnell
Video Cast Info Victor Mature
Video Cast Info Walter Brennan
Video Cast Info Cyril J. Mockridge - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Darryl F. Zanuck - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David Buttolph - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Dorothy Spencer - Editor
Video Cast Info James Basevi - Art Director
Video Cast Info John Ford - Director
Video Cast Info Joseph MacDonald - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Lyle R. Wheeler - Art Director
Video Cast Info Samuel G. Engel - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Samuel G. Engel - Producer
Video Cast Info Stuart N. Lake - Based On Book By
Video Cast Info Winston Miller - Screenplay
Plot Summary
As the lawman of a rowdy frontier town where his brother's killers have taken refuge, Wyatt Earp dedicates himself to bringing the evildoers to justice, a quest that leads to the famous shootout at the OK Corral.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...The [Earp movie] closest to enduring myth..." 11/18/1994 p.113

Chicago Sun-Times
"...John Ford's greatest western....MY DARLING CLEMENTINE must be one of the sweetest and most good-hearted of all Westerns..." 10/26/1997 p.5

USA Today
"A spare, relatively taciturn classic....It always feels right..." 01/09/2004 p.6E

Uncut
5 stars out of 5 -- "Ford reaches levels of sublime artistry that would be hinted at in later works, but never equaled." 04/01/2006 p.141

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
Ford's story reenacts the central morality play of the Western. Wyatt Earp becomes the town's new marshal, there's a showdown between law and anarchy, the law wins and the last shot features the new schoolmarm--who represents the arrival of civilization. Most Westerns put the emphasis on the showdown. ``My Darling Clementine'' builds up to the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral, but it is more about everyday things--haircuts, romance, friendship, poker and illness...The legendary gunfight at the OK Corral has been the subject of many films, including ``Frontier Marshal'' (1939), ``Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'' (1957), ``Tombstone'' (1993, with Val Kilmer's brilliant performance as Doc) and ``Wyatt Earp'' (1994). Usually the gunfight is the centerpiece of the film. Here it plays more like the dispatch of unfinished business; Ford doesn't linger over the violence...``My Darling Clementine'' must be one of the sweetest and most good-hearted of all Westerns. The giveaway is the title, which is not about Wyatt or Doc or the gunfight, but about Clementine, certainly the most important thing to happen to Marshal Earp during the story. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Fonda,Henry
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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