My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

– Testimony of Wyatt Earp: ” …Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton’s six-shooters were in plain sight. Virgil (Earp) said, “Throw up your hands; I have come to disarm you!” Billy Clanton and Frank McLaury laid their hands on their six-shooters. Virgil said, “Hold, I don’t mean that!” I have come to disarm you!” Then Billy Clanton and …

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OK Corral Gunfight – some background The music is little heavy handed, but this is a pretty good little documentary on the OK Corral shootout … about 8 minutes long.

Outlaw Man / Eagles (Q) Up to that time, did you see any weapon of any kind drawn by or in the hands of either of the Clantons or McLaurys? (A) No sir. They all had their hands up, up to that time. Tom McLaury had his hands up, holding his coat open. – Testimony of …

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Doolin Dalton / Eagles “Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” – Wyatt Earp The Gunfight at the OK Corral  Yeah Yeah .. I know you were wondering when I was going to get over to the the OK Corral. I’ve been kinda dragging my boot heels cuz the Earps and the Gunfight at OK Corral …

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Earps doing the walk …  Updated graphics Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Hudson, DeForest Kelley Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Directed by John Sturges Frank Converse, Sam Melville, Jason Robards, James Garner Hour of the Gun  (1967) Directed by John Sturges Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Kirk Russel, Bill Paxton Tombstone (1993) Directed by  George P. Cosmatos …

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Rider in the Rain (Randy Newman) Admission: Free … Open Every Day …Boot Hill … Boot Hill… So Cold … So Still …Billy Clanton (in back) Gunfight at the OK Corral – Frankie Laine

Epic! The famous ‘Walk’ to the climactic gunfight at OK Corral ‘The Wild Bunch’ … doing ‘the Walk’?  You betcha! Intentional – or not (and I surely believe it was) Pekinpah’s Wild Bunch do ‘The Walk’

By Frank Prassel, University of Oklahoma Press 1972 Check Your Gun Mister Are We Safer than the Citizens of Dodge City? By Jim Higginbotham http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/rkba/check_gun.htm Sometimes the answers to seemingly complex social problems are hidden in plain sight. Social engineers, lawmakers and “experts” from all around spout off an endless stream of statistics to support …

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Gun laws were tougher in old Tombstone No need to check your firearm today in the Arizona town famed for the gunfight at the OK Corral. ORIGINALLY PRINTED JANUARY 23, 2011: By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/23/nation/la-na-tombstone-20110123 Reporting from Tombstone, Ariz. — A billboard just outside this Old West town promises “Gunfights Daily!” and tourists line …

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In rebuilding my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page I got to thinking about Lancaster’s portrayal of Wyatt Earp. In earlier films Lancaster had become famous for his trademark smile – which he is said to have referred to as “the grin” – most obvious in ‘Vera Cruz’ (one of My Favorite Westerns). Therefore his stoic and stern portrayal of …

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“I AM smiling.”  A few moons back my ‘Gunfight at the OK Corral‘ page wuz completely bushwacked. By me. I lost the whole page. (And my temper). I wuz just trying to figure out how to adjust the line spacing on the page … when suddenly … something went terribly wrong … the whole page disappeared … into cyberset. (Cyberset is the Western equivalent of ‘riding off …

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