Solid, expert "town" Western, but lacking the fuel of passion. Still it's a landmark Western--more than any other of its era, it gave the genre major film status. The story is legend: strong, resolute, and stoic, Lancaster is the famed Marshal Wyatt Earp, and Douglas is his closest friend,
the deadly gunfighter "Doc" Holliday.
It's an interesting acting exercise: these two have been called "the two terrible-tempered twins"; they're like Davis and Crawford, in a way. People confuse their roles, claim one's a better actor, the other a bigger star, but unlike the aforementioned ladies, the two opinions offered flip back
and forth on the respective men. Curious--bu...