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red dog 1

(27,966 posts)
Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:12 PM Sep 2017

What's your favorite Wyatt Earp Movie?

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Frontier Marshall (1939)
1 (11%)
Tombstone: The Town too Tough to Die (1942)
1 (11%)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
1 (11%)
Wichita (1955)
0 (0%)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
0 (0%)
Cheyenne Action (1964)
0 (0%)
Hour of the Gun (1967)
0 (0%)
Doc (1971)
0 (0%)
Tombstone (1993)
4 (44%)
Wyatt Earp (1994)
2 (22%)
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What's your favorite Wyatt Earp Movie? (Original Post) red dog 1 Sep 2017 OP
I have not seen all of these, but I thought Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday was excellent... Thomas Hurt Sep 2017 #1
Tombstone Snackshack Sep 2017 #2
Exactly My Thoughts ProfessorGAC Sep 2017 #4
Agreed Snackshack Sep 2017 #11
"Wyatt Earp Makes Me Burp" cyclonefence Sep 2017 #3
Tombstone! Floyd R. Turbo Sep 2017 #5
I spent three years of my childhood an hour's drive away from Tombstone. Aristus Sep 2017 #6
"Tombstone" is my pick, but "Clementine" is also AMAZING. Miles Archer Sep 2017 #7
My Darling Clementine was a truly great John Ford-directed western red dog 1 Sep 2017 #9
I had a band called 'Tombstone Bound', from a song I wrote. panader0 Sep 2017 #8
No idea DFW Sep 2017 #10
Yup. pressbox69 Sep 2017 #12
The one where he burps whistler162 Sep 2017 #13

Thomas Hurt

(13,903 posts)
1. I have not seen all of these, but I thought Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday was excellent...
Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:21 PM
Sep 2017

so I go with Tombstone.


(2,541 posts)
2. Tombstone
Tue Sep 12, 2017, 08:37 PM
Sep 2017

Was my favorite until I watched Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp. Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday is epic, w/o him in that role Tombstone would not be what it is. Wyatt Earp is an excellent movie if you want to learn about Wyatt Earp. If you are only interested in the OK corral gun fight Tombstone does a good job.


(65,561 posts)
4. Exactly My Thoughts
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:42 PM
Sep 2017

I like both movies but i think the Wyatt Earp movie is terrific in so many ways. And Dennis Quaid's take on Doc is awfully good too.


(66,587 posts)
6. I spent three years of my childhood an hour's drive away from Tombstone.
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:33 PM
Sep 2017

Used to visit every few months, and grew up engulfed in the myths, legends, and the realities of the famous gunfight.

So when I saw the movie "Tombstone", instead of the usual "That's wrong, that's wrong, and that's wrong" I usually do at historical films, I was able to say "That's correct, that's correct, and that's correct" a lot. The film did get a number of things wrong, and embellished others. But it was the closest to the real thing of all the films that have been made of it.

I'm still waiting for a filmmaker to have the guts to include a scene of Doc Holliday's actual reaction to the gunfight. He returned to his hotel room, sat on the bed, told his girlfriend Big Nosed Kate "That was awful", and burst into tears. It probably wouldn't go over well with the enthusiasts of Western man's-man legends.

Miles Archer

(18,837 posts)
7. "Tombstone" is my pick, but "Clementine" is also AMAZING.
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 04:35 PM
Sep 2017

Read something yesterday about "Tombstone"...word is that director George Cosmatos was brought in at the suggestion of Sylvester Stallone, who had worked with him on "Cobra" and other films. I already knew that...the part that I didn't know was that he was brought in to appease the producers of the film as a "Director In Name Only," a presence to keep the suits happy, and that Kurt Russell more or less directed most of the film after the first director departed.

"Clementine" is far more understated than "Tombstone," but they hit a steady, uninterrupted level of tension and evil that runs through the entire film. Walter Brennan, in particular, is pure walking evil. Almost impossible to believe if you know him primarily from amiable roles on "The Real McCoys" and such, but in this movie he is a straight-no-chaser, dyed-in-the-wool bastard.

Watched the Costner film, and because I had seen "Tombstone" so many times, it was impossible for me to not make comparisons. Enjoyed it, but it made me want to watch "Tombstone" again, which I did.

red dog 1

(27,966 posts)
9. My Darling Clementine was a truly great John Ford-directed western
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:34 PM
Sep 2017

and Walter Brennan was a great actor -
the only person ever to win three Oscars for Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
- "Come and get it" (1936)
- "Kentucky" (1938)
- "The Westerner" (1940)

He also was in one of my favorite westerns, Howard Hawks' "Rio Bravo" (1959)
with John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson & Angie Dickinson

I love the scene in "Clementine" where Henry Fonda, after having all his cattle stolen, meets up again with Walter Brennan, (who stole his cattle), at the Tombstone Hotel.
FONDA: "I'm the fella with the trail herd, remember?
BRENNAN: (as Ike Clanton): "Oh sure, I remember you."
FONDA: "You was right..I didn't get very far with 'em..They was rustled this evening."
BRENNAN: "That so? Well, that's too bad."
(Henry Fonda starts walking out the door)
BRENNAN: "I guess you'll be headin' for California, huh?"
FONDA: "No, I figured on stickin' around awhile..Got myself a job."
BRENNAN: "Cowpunching?"
FONDA: "Marshallin''"
BRENNAN: "Marshallin'? In Tombstone?" (laughs).."Well..good luck to ya Mister...?"
FONDA: "Earp..Wyatt Earp."


(25,816 posts)
8. I had a band called 'Tombstone Bound', from a song I wrote.
Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:34 PM
Sep 2017

I had a girlfriend who lived just outside Tombstone, and I was always eager to take the
25 mile drive from my house. We had two CDs. I'm glad I don't have to drive down that windy
road anymore. She's lived here with me almost 17 years now.
I don't have a favorite movie choice. Tombstone is a crazy little town.

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