After Wyatt Earp's (Henry Fonda) brother James is murdered by cattle rustlers, the frontier legend becomes Tombstone's marshal and sets out to avenge the younger man's death. Torn between his badge and his fury, Earp confronts the likely killers, the notoriously lawless family of Old Man Clanton (Walter Brennan), setting the stage for the famed shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. Along the way, Earp falls in love with a schoolteacher named Clementine (Cathy Downs), which pits him against the cantankerous Doc Holliday. While 'My Darling Clementine' never loses its dynamism as a hard-hitting western, it is also a tender love story.
English Hard of Hearing, None, Norwegian Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Commentary by Wyatt Earp III
Alternative Pre-Release Version of The Film
Documentary: 'What Is The Pre-Release Version'
Original Theatrical Trailer
This disc includes the main feature
This disc includes:
- Alternative Pre-Release Version of The Film
- Documentary: 'What Is The Pre-Release Version'
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Image Gallery
English Hard of Hearing
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
Commentary by author Scott Eyman and Earp's grandson, Wyatt Earp III
John Ford and Monument Valley - a 2013 documentary on the director's lifelong association with Utah's Monument Valley containing interviews with Peter Cowie (author of John Ford and the American West), John Ford, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Martin Scorsese
Movie Masterclass - a 1988 episode of the Channel 4 series, devoted to My Darling Clementine and presented by Lindsay Anderson
Lost and Gone Forever - a visual essay by Tag Gallagher on the themes that run through My Darling Clementine and the film's relationship with John Ford's other works
A likeable period piece
- My Darling Clementine review by GA
This was a remarkable film in its time. But that time is long gone. All films about the most famous gunfight in history are now judged by the Burt Lancaster / Kirk Douglas chef d'oevre. So everyone knows that Doc Holliday did NOT die in that battle (he died years later, in bed, of tuberculosis). And the Earps did not come to Tombstone because the Clantons had stolen their cattle. So why, telling the story of a real event, did they change it so? But meanwhile this is a beautifully staged and photographed film which can be viewed with pleasure as of its time. But time has totally upset its story line.