(Not So) Random Movie Mention: “GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL” (1957)

BURT LANCASTER As WYATT EARP

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Check.

KIRK DOUGLAS As JOHNDOCHOLLIDAY

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Check.

Classic Western Tale, Told To 1950s Perfection

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YOU BETCHA!

What Am I Even Talking About?

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…That’s What.

:)

While I Know A Lot Of Y’all Have Seen The Flick…

“TOMBSTONE”

…I Also Know A Lot Of Y’all Have NEVER Seen The Flick…

“GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL”

Period.

And While I Hate To Draw Comparisons Between Flicks…

…It’s Almost Impossible Not To Do So In This Instance.

I Love Love LOVE…

“TOMBSTONE”

…As It’s One Of My All-Time Favorite Westerns.

But This Flick…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is Also Very Deserving To Be Included In The Best Westerns Genera.

BURT LANCASTER Is A Fine WYATT EARP, For Sure…

…But It’s KIRK DOUGLAS As “DOCHOLLIDAY That Really Steals…

…And Sells The Flick.

You Know, My Peeps…

…I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of KIRK DOUGLAS

…And This Flick Is One Of The Reasons Why.

I First Saw This Classic Western Back In The Late 1980s.

I Was Still Going Through My “Cowboys And Indians” Phase…

…And Was A Western Flick Freakazoid!

Now…

…I’m Sure Y’all Know The Story.

WYATT EARP, His Brothers, And “DOCHOLLIDAY Are In A Feud With The Viscous CLANTON GANG.

The Feud Boils Over…

…And The Two Groups Meet In A Crazy-Ass Gun Battle At The Ole “O.K. CORRAL”

!!! !!!! !!! 

GOOD Vs EVIL

RIGHT Vs WRONG

The GOOD GUYS Vs The BAD GUYS

It’s Simply A Timeless CLASSIC Among CLASSICS!!!

While I Know Westerns Aren’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Joe…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is One Of The Very Best From The Genera…

…And One Of The Very Best From Its Era.

Directed By JOHN STURGES (“The Magnificent Seven”)…

…This Is A Towering Testament To Classic Film-Making.

If You Can Say Anything About The 1950s…

…They Sure Did Know How To Make A Damn Fine Western!!!

Give This One A Go, My Peeps.

If You Like Classic Flicks…

…And Well Made Western Epics…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…May Very Well Be Right Up Your Alley.

At Least, I’m HOPING It’s Up Your Alley.

I’d Hate To Be The Only One Taking It Up The Alley, Ya Know?!

:D

;)

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3 responses to “(Not So) Random Movie Mention: “GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL” (1957)

  1. Everything yo say about this movie is true and more. It also has one of the best uses of one of the favorite 1950;s western elements: the recurring title ballad vocal, performed in this film by Frankie Laine.

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    • Yes Sir! My Favorite Has Always Been, And Will Always Be, “Do Not Forsake Me” From HIGH NOON! I Actually Have Tex Ritter’s Version On My MP3Player. I Find It Helpful When I’ve Got My Gary Cooper Reference In My Pocket. When You’ve Got Will Cane Lookin’ Out For Ya, You Should Always Feel Just Fine! hehehe

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  2. Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:

    I’m Kickin’-It With My Nephew Right Now, And I’m Introducing Him To This Classic Western. I Love It A Bundle, So I’m Hoping He’ll At Least Like It A Little hehehe
    SO…
    …Why Not Give It Ye Ole Reblog. Ya Know… For S&G Purposes. ;)
    -BRAD

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