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My Darling Clementine

John Ford

 
My Darling Clementine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

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  • United States
  • 1946
  • 97 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #732

John Ford takes on the legend of the O.K. Corral shoot-out in this multilayered, exceptionally well-constructed western, one of the director’s very best films. Henry Fonda cuts an iconic figure as Wyatt Earp, the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, and Victor Mature gives the performance of his career as the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang. Affecting and stunningly photographed, My Darling Clementine is a story of the triumph of civilization over the Wild West from American cinema’s consummate mythmaker.

Cast

Wyatt EarpHenry Fonda
ChihuahuaLinda Darnell
Doc HollidayVictor Mature
Clementine CarterCathy Downs
Old Man ClantonWalter Brennan
Virgil EarpTim Holt
Morgan EarpWard Bond
Granville ThorndykeAlan Mowbray
Billy ClantonJohn Ireland
MayorRoy Roberts
Kate NelsonJane Darwell
Ike ClantonGrant Withers
MacJ. Farrell MacDonald
John SimpsonRussell Simpson
James EarpDon Garner

Credits

DirectorJohn Ford
Presented byDarryl F. Zanuck
Produced bySamuel G. Engel
ScreenplaySamuel G. Engel and Winston Miller
From a story bySam Hellman
Based on a book byStuart N. Lake
Director of photographyJoseph MacDonald
Art directionJames Basevi and Lyle Wheeler
Set decorationsThomas Little
Set decorations associateFred J. Rode
Film editorDorothy Spencer
CostumesRené Hubert
Makeup artistBen Nye
Special photographic effectsFred Sersen
SoundEugene Grossman and Roger Heman
Music directionAlfred Newman
MusicCyril Mockridge
Orchestral arrangementsEdward Powell

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration of the theatrical release version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • High-definition presentation of the 103-minute prerelease version of the film
  • New audio commentary featuring John Ford biographer Joseph McBride
  • New interview with western historian Andrew C. Isenberg about the real Wyatt Earp
  • Comparison of the two versions by film preservationist Robert Gitt
  • New video essay by Ford scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Bandit’s Wager, a 1916 silent western short costarring Ford and directed by his brother, Francis Ford, featuring new music composed and performed by Donald Sosin
  • NBC television reports from 1963 and 1975 about the history of Tombstone and Monument Valley
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation from 1947 starring Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Jenkins

    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Film Essays

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My Darling Clementine: The Great Beyond

By David Jenkins October 14, 2014

What happens offscreen is as important as what’s on- in John Ford’s subtle, elegiac take on the Wyatt Earp–Doc Holliday story. Read more »

Photo Galleries

Figure in a Landscape

November 11, 2014


Behind the Scenes


Three Reasons


Film Essays

Mdc_shot_t_thumbnail

My Darling Clementine: The Great Beyond

By David Jenkins October 14, 2014

What happens offscreen is as important as what’s on- in John Ford’s subtle, elegiac take on the Wyatt Earp–Doc Holliday story. Read more »

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