Nov. 23, 2008, 4:21 a.m. CST
Doc comes back from the dead to fight along side Wyat for one last battle. Chuck Norris plays the baddie.
Nov. 23, 2008, 4:43 a.m. CST
Kirk Douglas or Burt Lancaster?
Nov. 23, 2008, 8:20 a.m. CST
*Panic in the Streets* is a great film, and ahead of its time. Everyone who hasn't seen it should watch along with Quint.
Nov. 23, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST
I wonder if this movie came up in conversations on the set of the Star Trek episode where the gunfight at the O.K. corral is reproduced?
Nov. 23, 2008, 9:34 a.m. CST
Don't exempt Russell. His performance in that movie was just as cartoony as everybody else's aside from Kilmer's. Fun movie though.
Nov. 23, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST
by The Funketeer
Yeah, I saw that too. Where'd it go? I'm too lazy to see if I missed the write up.
Nov. 23, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
Usually a can't miss actor. Also a great film. KD was really good in this. Can we build a time machine and go back to the mid 50's bring Burt back and make him the new Captain America???
Nov. 23, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST
Last Train From Gun Hill, the western Sturges made after O.K. Corral. It doesn't touch Magnificent Seven, of course, but it's a great little forgotten western with Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn that could use some play in this column.
Nov. 23, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST
LOST is everywhere. Even in Westerns!
Nov. 23, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST
Can't wait for your review on this one. Watched it once or twice and found it kind of annoying (how many bloody times do you need to sing Waltzing Matilda mate?!) but then I read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and then saw the movie again and I got chills watching it (and suddenly Waltzing Matilda made sense). It's like On The Road To Australia - less violent but no less tragic.
Nov. 23, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST
I Walk Alone, a 194* Gangster/Film Noir where Lancaster is fresh out of prison and runs into trouble from his ex-partner Douglas. Scorsese talks about it on his Personal Journey Through American Film DVD. <p> Good double feature with Panic in the Streets is the B rip off, The Killer That Stalked New York, with Evelyn Keyes.
Nov. 23, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST
since natalie's family/friends said they'll reveal it after he dies adn seeing as how kirk isnt compost yet...
Nov. 23, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST
by Raymond Shaw
I haven't seen it for many years but when I was 14 or 15 I thought "The Devil's Disciple" was great. I think Laurence Olivier was in it as well. It's set during the American Revolution as I recall.
Nov. 23, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST
by Dr Eric Vornoff
How fresh was this story in the 50s? Well seeing how it had already been told definitively by John Ford a decade earlier, I'm guessing not very. Seriously, how has this discussion got this far and no one's mentioned My Darling Clementine? Ford actually met Earp in his early Hollywood days and got the story from him first hand. And victor Mature is a (surprisingly) great Doc Holliday.
Nov. 23, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Nov. 23, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST
While I must admit it is amazing that no one mentioned My Darling Clementine, and I will agree it is a great movie (in fact one of the greatest westerns ever) I don't think you can look at it as a very accurate depiction of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. I mean, yes he got the story from Earp himself, but Earp was not one of the most reliable sources.
Nov. 24, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST
by Mosquito March
I seem to remember that the title gunfight in this production had seemingly dozens of characters running in an out of buildings, crashing through windows, shooting people off of roofs, etc. TOMBSTONE suffered from the same big Hollywood shoot-'em-up mentality. Give me the gunfight from WYATT EARP any day of the week. Short and brutal is always more bad-ass than drawn-out and clean. And, as far as sprawling, multi-shooter Western gunfights go, the chaotic final fight in OPEN RANGE is the most bad-ass showdown there is. Why? Because, the fighters don't have time to aim their pistols when they're being shot at, and they miss a hell of a lot more than they actually hit.