My Darling Clementine

Ma'am, I sure like that name... Clementine. Photo of Henry Fonda, Ward Bond and Tim Holt

The Earp brothers Wyatt (Henry Fonda), James (Don Garner), Morgan (Ward Bond) and Virgil (Tim Holt) are cattle drivers heading for California. They ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their herd. When the brothers return to the wagons they find James dead and their cattle stolen. They know that Old man Clanton (Walter Brennan) and his boys are responsible. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making his brothers deputies.

Melancholy gambler and gunslinger Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) quotes Shakespeare and seems fated to an early death from tuberculosis. Despite Wyatt's tense first encounter, a wary tacit friendship grows between the two men. Then Clementine Carter (Cathy Downs) arrives from the East to see why Doc hasn't continued to practice medicine. The tensions among Wyatt, Doc, Clementine, local saloon girl Chihauhua and the Clantons build up. It's only a matter of time until the Earps and Doc face the Clantons in one of the most remembered battles of the Wild West.


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