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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) was a Western Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Paul Nathan and Joseph H. Hazen.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Film EditingWarren LowNominated
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Billy Clanton: I don't know why I get into gunfights. I guess sometimes I just get lonely.


Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: If I'm going to die, atr least let me die with the only friend I've ever had!


Kate Fisher: What difference does it make to you where I go or who I take up with?
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Shut up!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [throwing her dress on the floor] Get your things together. You're leaving!
Johnny Ringo: [entering from the bedroom] She's staying here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Keep out of this, Ringo!
Johnny Ringo: You got no right to come bustin' in here!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: I'm talking to Kate. Take a walk!
Kate Fisher: Anything you got to say you can say in front of him.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [with contempt] You slut!
Johnny Ringo: Wait a minute, Holliday. You don't talk to my woman like that!
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: [contemptuously] Your woman? Anybody's woman!


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The actual gunfight took place on 26 October 1881 and lasted a mere 30 seconds, resulting in three dead men after an exchange of 34 bullets. Compared to this adaptation, the movie gunfight took 4 days to film and produced an on-screen bloodbath that lasted 5 minutes.
According to a news piece, in January 1955 Hal B. Wallis was "hoping to" cast Burt Lancaster and Humphrey Bogart in the leads and in February 1955 Barbara Stanwyck was mentioned as one possible female star of the film.
In July 1957, this film was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Destination 60,000.
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