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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)

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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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Dennis Hopper and Earl Holliman appeared a year before this film in Giant . The scores of Giant andGunfight at the O.K. Corral were both composed byDimitri Tiomkin .
In July 1957, this film was released to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Destination 60,000.
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.
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