in about 100 words or less
US 97m, B&W
Director: John Ford; Cast: Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan, Cathy Downs, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Don Garner, Grant Withers, John Ireland
My Darling Clementine is an American western about the events leading up to and including the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Though based on actual events, the screenplay is very loosely adapted in this romanticized version of the story of the Earp Brother’s. Among the most notable differences is the addition is Clementine – a woman who comes looking for Doc Holiday (Mature), but ends up being the center of Wyatt’s (Fonda) attentions, when he’s not looking for his brother’s killer. The film is also marked by Walter Brennan’s noteworthy performance as a cold-hearted killer – a far cry from his lovable grumpy old man personae for which he had become known (Klaus Ming November 2012).