Another photo gallery — this time, a handful of production photos from John Sturges’ Gunfight At The O.K. Corral (1957).
I’ve noticed something odd about this film. When you think about it, it’s easy to find fault with it. It’s too long. There’s a lot of talk. Lancaster’s part seems underdeveloped. It’s got some great character actors in it, but they have very little to do. And on and on.
But when you’re watching it, it’s terrific.
Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster chat near the corral set at Old Tucson.
This time, they make the scene at Boot Hill.
I love the way Frankie Laine pops up throughout the picture with stuff like —
“Boot Hill, Boot Hill
So cold, so still
There they lay side by side
The killers that died
In the gunfight at O.K. Corral”
Kirk screws around in a (obviously not a prop) wheelbarrow.
John Sturges directs Douglas, Lancaster and DeForest Kelley in the actual gunfight sequence.
And while we’re on the subject, where’s the Blu-ray of this (and Last Train From Gun Hill)?