Friday, June 6, 2008

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), John Sturges

A big Safeway cheese ball replete with lazy direction and crappy photography, plastic trees and scenery chewing. This should have started one hour into the actual running time, but instead we were forced to watch back story. The whole thing was nothing but lead up to... the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Both leads were flat. I like Kirk Douglas hale and hearty, not sweaty and horky. And Burt Lancaster's uptight Wyatt Earp sucked the air out of every scene. How did Burt Lancaster survive after having thrown his HAT on the bed? Zero for cowboy lore.

Young character actor watch: DeForest Kelley (I declare!), Lee Van Cleef, Dennis Hopper

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