My Darling Clementine (1946)
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One of the greatest movie Westerns, John Ford's My Darling Clementine is hardly the most accurate film version of the Wyatt Earp legend, but it is still one of the most entertaining. Henry Fonda stars as former lawman Wyatt Earp, who, after cleaning up Dodge City, arrives in the outskirts of Tombstone with his brothers Morgan (Ward Bond), Virgil (Tim Holt), and James (Don Garner), planning to sell their cattle and settle down as gentlemen farmers. Yet Wyatt, disgusted by crime and cattle
Dec 3, 1946 Wide
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My Darling Clementine must be one of the sweetest and most good-hearted of all Westerns.
The film subtly complicates viewer expectations early on, eschewing clear-cut character rivalries in favor of more complex emotional and social configurations.
John Ford's last film as a contract director for Fox is a perfect western.
The quintessential Wyatt Earp movie and one of the greatest westerns ever filmed.
The first couple of times we saw My Darling Clementine on the late show we watched the beginning, fell asleep in the middle, woke up at the end, and thought we had sat through one of the best films we had ever seen. Then we finally forced ourselves to sta
Vintage John Ford.
That the title mentions neither Earp nor the O.K. Corral is an indication of the lightness with which Clementine carries the legendary baggage of its subject matter.
Wonderful, moving John Ford true classic western
I haven't seen a better docudrama about Wyatt Earp, but on the other hand, the venerated lawman has yet to be the subject of a masterpiece
The best Western Ford ever made without John Wayne on board.
One of the great American films: a romance about the tug between savagery and civilization that continues to define this country.
There is no clearer distillation of Ford's visual style, thematic concerns, manner of storytelling, and development of character than My Darling Clementine.
The reason My Darling Clementine never seems to stray or lose focus is Henry Fonda
...a relatively laid-back, almost poetic vision of the Old West, its characters and characterizations outshining its well-worn plot.
Audience Reviews for My Darling Clementine
- Wyatt Earp: Mac, you ever been in love?
- Mac the Bartender: No, I've been a bartender all my life.
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