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My Darling Clementine (1946)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Western | November 1946 (UK)
The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director:

John Ford

Writers:

Samuel G. Engel (screen play), Winston Miller (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Wyatt Earp
Linda Darnell ... Chihuahua
Victor Mature ... Doc Holliday
Cathy Downs ... Clementine Carter
Walter Brennan ... Old Man Clanton
Tim Holt ... Virgil Earp
Ward Bond ... Morgan Earp
Alan Mowbray ... Granville Thorndyke
John Ireland ... Billy Clanton
Roy Roberts ... Mayor
Jane Darwell ... Kate Nelson
Grant Withers ... Ike Clanton
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Mac the Barman
Russell Simpson ... John Simpson
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Storyline

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. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Reckless, Riotous Frontier Adventure! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

November 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

John Ford's My Darling Clementine See more »

Filming Locations:

Shiprock, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,293
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (pre-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Up to this point, Winston Miller, the brother of silent star Patsy Ruth Miller, had mostly written scripts for low-budget programmers, but a majority of them were Westerns. He also had one other factor to recommend him to John Ford: he had acted in Ford's silent westerns The Iron Horse (1924) and Kentucky Pride (1925). See more »

Goofs

The ages of the Earp brothers is reversed. In the movie, James is in his late teens, Virgil is in his twenties, Wyatt is about thirty, and Morgan is well into his thirties. In actuality, at the time of the OK Corral gunfight, James was 40, Virgil was 38, Wyatt was 33, and Morgan was 30. See more »

Quotes

[as Wyatt is leaving the hotel after taking the marshal's job, he meets Clanton and his sons]
Wyatt Earp: I'm the fella with the trail herd, remember?
Old Man Clanton: Oh, sure, I remember you.
Wyatt Earp: You was right. I didn't get very far with 'em. They was rustled this evening.
Old Man Clanton: That so? Well, that's too bad.
[Wyatt starts out the door]
Old Man Clanton: I guess you'll be headin' for California, huh?
Wyatt Earp: No, I figured on stickin' around awhile. Got myself a job.
Old Man Clanton: Cowpunching?
Wyatt Earp: Marshalin'.
[...]
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Alternate Versions

In 1994, an alternate "preview" version of the film was found that runs 103 or 104 minutes, according to different sources. In June 1946, director John Ford showed producer Darryl F. Zanuck his cut of the film. Zanuck's opinion was that the film had some problems, so Zanuck reshot certain scenes with Director Lloyd Bacon. Zanuck also recut other scenes, changed the music at certain points, and slightly altered the finale. In all, 35 minutes of footage was shot or recut, and the film was released at 97 minutes. Both the 103-104 min. archival preview print and the 97 min. release print are on the Fox DVD released January 6, 2004. See more »

Connections

Referenced in John Ford et Monument Valley (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Thousand Cattle
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Fred K. Huffer
Played and Sung during the opening credits
Later sung a bit by Linda Darnell
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Classic Western that makes up it's own history.
27 November 2002 | by JeddakUSSee all my reviews

Great western. Dark and moody with a wonderful feel to it. You almost feel you are there watching history unfold in a story based on an actual historical event. The story mostly fabricates what actually took place in Tombstone with many things completely false. Brother James dies at the hands of the Clantons but he was not actually there. Virgil gets gunned down before the famous ok corral fight he took part in and didn't die until his later years. And of course the fight didn't actually take place in the OK Corral. But one of the most annoying inaccuracies is having Doc die during the fight. Many other things in the movie were wrong like Billy Clanton dieing before the OK Corral fight, having a fictitious Clanton patriarch in the fight, Ike Clanton dieing in the Corral shootout, Wyatt taking the lead marshal job when actually it was Virgil who did, ect ect. But that doesn't change the fact that it's a great movie and anyone that loves westerns will enjoy it immensely.


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