Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John Sturges
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
122 min

- Hello, Ed.

- Where's Doc Holliday?

Over at the hotel, more than likely.

He's been expecting you...

- Get word over there I'm waiting for him.

- No need to do that, Ed.

The whole town knows

you're waiting for him by now.

Before there's another killing...

You just go on serving

your watered-down liquor

and keep out of my business, Shanssey.

Your brother came in here

stinking drunk, spoiling for a fight.

- He drew a gun on Holliday.

- Whiskey, over there.

Have it your way, Ed. Check your guns

if you want to stay here.

Leave the bottle.

You don't stand a chance, Doc.

Bailey brought two men with him.

Oh, come on, honey, let's cut

out of here while there's still time.

The whole town, including that

no-good marshal, is laying for you.

Right or wrong, they're gonna hang you

for another killing. You know it.


Oh, you ain't even listening to me.

Now, Kate, Mr Bailey came

all the way from Fort Worth

- to see me on a gentleman's matter.

- Gentleman!

It wouldn't be hospitable for me

to leave town now, would it?

Oh, don't start

that gentleman business with me again.

I mean, it's a pure case of ethics, but...

Well, that's something a person like you

wouldn't understand.

Why do you always have to treat me

like I'm dirt?

You ain't no better than me!

- That's debatable.

- Oh, is it?

You and that magnolia dripping!

Let me tell you something, Doc Holliday.

All them fancy clothes and that smart

talk don't make you no gentleman.

You are dirt, just like me.

And I'm tired of hearing about

that Georgia plantation

and all them lily-white friends of yours!

They're all gone now! They're all gone!

Yes, they are. Here I am with you.

Your family scraped the barrel

after the war wiped them out

just to send you through dental school.

You sure turned out fine.

They'd be real proud of you.

Don't you ever mention my family again.


Doc, please!

Forget about Bailey. Let's get out

of here while there's still time.

Maybe we could even go to Laredo

like you said,

and do something about that cough

of yours. It's getting worse all the time.

Your concern over my health

touches me deeply.

- You know how I feel about you.

- I know exactly how you feel.

I don't know...

I don't know what I'd do

if anything happened to you.

You'd lose your meal ticket,

wouldn't you?

That ain't nice to say to me, Doc.

I've been good to you, ain't I?

Why don't you think about me

once in a while?

All right, get over to Shanssey's

and tell him I'll be there later.

- Oh, please don't go there.

- Do as I tell you.

I need some money.

Hello, Wyatt.

Cotton Wilson.

Been a long time.

Man, I'm plain wore out.

Hope you got some good news for me.

Ike Clanton rode through here

three days ago, heading east.

Waco, I think.

Johnny Ringo was with him.

Rode through heading east?

You didn't get my telegram.

I got it.

Well, why didn't you hold him?

I had no quarrel with Ike Clanton,

nothing to hold him for.

Nothing to hold him for?

Why, man,

he's got a dozen charges against him.

I played this whole thing

so he'd be forced into Griffin.

I figured if there was one man in Texas

who could stop him, you'd be the man.

Now don't go getting

your blood heated up, Wyatt.

Cotton, it's Wyatt Earp you're talking to.

Ten years ago I watched you walk

single-handed into a saloon

in Oklahoma City and knock out

three of the fastest guns in the territory.

Ten years is a long time ago.

Getting old, I guess.

Anybody ever told me

that Cotton Wilson had gone yellow,

I'd have called him a liar.

You've got no right

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Leon Uris

Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction who wrote two bestselling books, Exodus (published in 1958) and Trinity (published in 1976). more…

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