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My Darling Clementine (1946) was a Drama - Western Film directed by John Ford and produced by Samuel G. Engel.

The film was based on the biography Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal written by Stuart N. Lake 1931.

My Darling Clementine was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

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My Darling Clementine (1946)

By Beatrice on Jan 12, 2015 From Flickers in Time

My Darling Clementine Directed by John Ford Written by Samuel G. Engel and Winston Miller from a story by Sam Hellman based on a book by Stuart N. Lake 1945/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental #204 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die If you are not look... Read full article


Criterion: My Darling Clementine

By Aaron West on Oct 19, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 19 Posted by aaronwest MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, JOHN FORD, 1946 The best genre films are those that touch on deeper themes, and John Ford was an expert at using the Western as a way of examining his present. My Darling Clementine is considered by many to be among the best of his films, and I’ve s... Read full article


Criterion: My Darling Clementine

By Aaron West on Oct 19, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 19 Posted by aaronwest MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, JOHN FORD, 1946 The best genre films are those that touch on deeper themes, and John Ford was an expert at using the Western as a way of examining his present. My Darling Clementine is considered by many to be among the best of his films, and I’ve s... Read full article


MY DARLING CLEMENTINE From Criterion

By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 19, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Criterion's latest Blu-ray release is John Ford's 1946 Western MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, an idealized version of frontier legend Wyatt Earp's involvement in the shootout at the O.K. Corral. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE can best be summed up by looking at the famous still of Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, balanc... Read full article


Criterion: My Darling Clementine

By Aaron West on Oct 19, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 19 Posted by aaronwest MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, JOHN FORD, 1946 The best genre films are those that touch on deeper themes, and John Ford was an expert at using the Western as a way of examining his present. My Darling Clementine is considered by many to be among the best of his films, and I’ve s... Read full article


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[after the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, Wyatt refuses to shoot Old Man Clanton]
Old Man Clanton: My boys... Ike! Sam! Phin! Billy!
Wyatt Earp: They're dead. I ain't gonna kill you. I hope you live a hundred years... so you'll feel just a little what my pa's gonna feel. Now get out of town - start wandering!


Clementine Carter: I love your town in the morning, Marshal. The air is so clean and clear... the scent of the desert flower.
Wyatt Earp: That's me... barber.


Wyatt Earp: Sure is rough-looking country. Ain't no cow country. Mighty different where I come from. What do they call this place?
Old Man Clanton: Just over the rise there. Big town... called Tombstone.


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Facts about

Reportedly, Lloyd Bacon worked uncredited on this film with Darryl F. Zanuck re-editing this film in deference to preview comment cards.
An alternate "preview" version of this film exists. In the 1970s, 20th Century Fox donated some film to the UCLA Film Archives. In 1994, it was discovered that the UCLA print was different from the one being shown on TV. It was about 8 minutes longer with minor variations throughout and a slightly different ending. Both this archival 103 or 104 minute version and the 97 minute release version are included on the Fox DVD released on January 6, 2004.
Actress Jeanne Crain was scheduled to play Clementine. Studio head Darryl F. Zanuck ruled against her, writing in a memo that the part was so small, Crain fans might be disappointed by not seeing her in more scenes. That's how contract player Cathy Downs got the part instead.
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My Darling Clementine

Released 1946
Inducted 1991
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