My Darling Clementine

Synopsis: Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies, and vows to stay in Tombstone until James' killers are found. He soon runs into the brooding, coughing, hard-drinking Doc Holliday as well as the sullen and vicious Clanton clan. Wyatt discovers the owner of a trinket stolen from James' dead body and the stage is set for the Earps' long-awaited revenge.
Director(s): John Ford
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  3 wins.
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97 min


Hya! Hya!

Hya! Hya! Hya! Come on, dogie!



Chihuahua steers.

- Howdy.

- Howdy.

My name's Clanton. This is my

boy, Ike. My oldest boy.

Any sweet water up beyond?

Yeah. Two, three miles

straight up the trail.

- Cattle look pretty scrawny.

- Yeah.

Me and my brothers, we're

trailing them on to California.

If you ain't committed to no shipper,

I'll take them off your hands.

Not interested.

Make you a good offer. Pay you

in silver, three dollars a head.


- Might raise you to five dollars silver.

- Paid more than that in Mexico.

They'll be a sorry-looking lot

when you get to California.

They'll feed out when we

get to grass country.

Sure is rough-looking country.

Ain't no cow country. Mighty

different where I come from.

- What do they call this place?

- Just over the rise, big town...

- ...called Tombstone. Fine town.

- Tombstone?

Yeah, I heard of it.

Well, me and my brothers...

might ride in there tonight. Get

ourselves a shave, glass of beer.

You'd enjoy yourself. Wide awake,

wide-open town, Tombstone.

- Get anything you want there.

- Thank you.

James, this is mighty fine chow.

One of these days you're gonna

be as good a cook as Ma.

- I'm learning and trying.

- That's what I'm telling him.

Corey Sue ain't marrying him because

he's pretty. Because he's a good cook.

There goes that chingadera again.

That sure is a mighty

pretty piece of brass.

Brass? That's solid silver.

Twenty-five American dollars' worth of

solid silver, ain't it, brother Wyatt?

It sure is, James.

Don't let him fool you.

Gonna look mighty pretty in

them curls of Corey Sue's.

Ain't that the truth now.

Let's mount up. If we're going

to town, let's get going.

Twenty-five dollars gold.

By gollies, you sure got a bargain.

- Whoa, girl! Whoa!

- So long, James.

So long, James.

So long, Wyatt. Morgan.

So long, Virgil.

There it is. Tombstone.

Let's go.

Good evening, gentlemen. Welcome

to the Bon Ton Tonsorial Parlor.

- Barbershop?

- Well, if you want to call it that.

What can I do for you?

- Shave.

- Hair cut?

- Shave.

- We give baths too.


I don't know how to work it

so good. Only had it a week.

Come all the way from Chicago.

- Say, you fellows miners?

- No.

- Prospectors?

- We're cattlemen...

just passing through here.

Shave, please.


Hey, barber!

What kind of a town is this?


Luke, you know your duty. You and

your marshals go and get him out.

That's Indian Charlie in there, drunk.

I ain't committing suicide on myself.

- Me neither.

- I ain't going in there.

What kind of a town is this anyway?

Excuse me, ma'am.

A man can't get a shave without

getting his head blown off.

You're the marshal. Get

that drunk Indian.

- Why don't you?

- They ain't paying me for it.

And they ain't paying

me enough either.

Young man, you be careful!

It's all right, ladies.

I don't blame old Luke.

I wouldn't go in there either.

What kind of a town is this anyway,

selling liquor to Indians?


Put a knot on his head

bigger than a turkey's egg.

Indian, get out of

town and stay out.

How'd you like to stay

on here, as marshal?

Nope. Barber!

- 200 a month goes with this badge.

- Not interested.

I'm just passing through trying

to get a relaxing shave.

- We'll make it 250.

- Not interested.

Hey, Mr. Bon Ton!

- Shave, please.

- We want to thank you, Mr...?

- Earp. Wyatt Earp.

- What?

You're not the marshal

from Dodge City?


The cattle's gone!



- Mayor, is that marshaling job still open?

- It is.

- I'll take it.

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Samuel G. Engel

Samuel G. Engel (December 29, 1904 – April 7, 1984) was a screenwriter and film producer from the 1930s until the 1960s. He wrote and produced such films as My Darling Clementine (1946), Sitting Pretty (1948), The Frogmen (1951), Night and the City (1950), and Daddy Long Legs (1955). Born in Woodridge, New York (then Centreville), Engel gained a degree in pharmacology from the Albany College of Pharmacy and owned a chain of drug stores in Manhattan with his brother Irving, before moving to Los Angeles in 1930. Engel signed on as an assistant director at Warner Bros. in 1933. Three years later he was hired to be a producer at 20th Century Fox. After serving with the OSS and US Navy in World War II, he continued as a film producer with 20th Century Fox until 1962. Engel was president of the Screen Producers Guild from 1955 to 1958, and was instrumental in promoting its merger with the analogous guild of television producers to form the Producers Guild of America. more…

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