Gunfight-at-the-OK-Corral

This is a reference to Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer. Twain wrote Sawyer in 1876, and Huckleberry Finn was a sidekick left to do the dirty work. The gunfight at the OK Corral took place in 1881, and Twain wrote Huckberry Finn in 1884. At the time, a huckleberry was common slang for a pallbearer, a sidekick, and specifically, it was the man assigned to make sure a grave was properly dug. In other words, Doc is saying, “I’ll carry you to your grave, because I’ve already dug it.”

Presently, Val Kilmer is doing a one-man production of Mark Twain off Broadway. 

Burt Lancaster Filmography

1946

 The Killers

1947

Brute Force

Desert Fury

Variety Girl

1948

I Walk Alone

All My Sons

Sorry, Wrong Number

 Blood on My Hands

1949

Criss Cross

Rope of Sand

1950

The Flame and the Arrow

Mister 880

1951

Vengeance Valley

The Screen Director

Man of Bronze

Ten Tall Men

1952

The Crimson Pirate

Come Back, Little Sheba

1953

South Sea Woman

From Here to Eternity

Three Sailors and a Girl (uncredited)

1954

His Majesty O'Keefe

Apache

Vera Cruz

55

Marty

The Kentuckian

The Rose Tattoo

1956

Screen Snapshots: Playtime in Hollywood

Trapeze

The Rainmaker

1957

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Smell of Success

The Heart of Show Business

1958

Run Silent Run Deep

Separate Tables

1959

The Devil’s Disciple

Take a Giant Step

1960

The Unforgiven

Elmer Gantry

1961

The Young Savages

Judgment at Nuremberg

1962

Birdman of Alcatraz  

1963

A Child Is Waiting

The Leopard

The List of Adrian Messenger

1964

Seven Days in May

The Train

  1965

Handle with Care

The Hallelujah Trail

1966

The Professionals  

1967

All About People

1968

U.S. Water Polo

The Scalphunters

The Swimmer

1969

The Sky Divers

Jenny Is a Good Thing

Castle Keep

The Gypsy Moths

1970

Airport

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

1971

Lawman

Valdez Is Coming

1972

Ulzana’s Raid 1973

Scorpio

Executive Action

1974

The Fighters

The Midnight Man

Conversation Piece

1976

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson

Novecento

The Cassandra Crossing

1977

Twilight’s Last Gleaming

The Island of Dr. Moreau

Exploring the Unknown

1978

Go Tell the Spartans  

1979

Zulu Dawn

1980

Atlantic City

1981

Cattle Annie and Little Britches

La pelle

1983

Local Hero

The Osterman Weekend

1985

Little Treasure

1986

Tough Guys

1987

Control

1988

Rocket Gibraltar

1989

Field of Dreams

La bottega dell'orefice

Dawn’s Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South

Ragnar may have met his fate on “Vikings,” but History is staying in business with Travis Fimmel, the man who played him.

Fimmel is teaming up with the network to develop a scripted anthology series that tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history. The actor, who brought the idea to the network and A+E Studios, wrote the first episode and will executive produce and star as Wyatt Earp.

The series’ first installment will focus on Earp, from his days in Dodge City and his relationships with Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson, to the real story of what happened during the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.

“Travis is a remarkable actor and we’re honored to continue our relationship with him after his recent magnetic performance on ‘Vikings’,” said Arturo Interian, History’s SVP of scripted programming. “Just as Travis brought a completely fresh and unexpected approach to his character Ragnar Lothbrok, this would be an unconventional portrayal of Earp like you’ve never seen. We intend to capture the violent spirit of the great Sergio Leone films through telling the true story of criminal turned lawman.”

“I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates people’s transgressions and the scandalous journey into infamy,” said Fimmel. “I wanted to re-examine stories people think they know without the rose-colored glasses of Hollywood and let the audience decide for themselves if people like Wyatt Earp were sinners or victims of life circumstances.”

The as-yet-untitled project hails from A+E Studios, along with Atlas Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment. Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will also serve as executive producers.

Fimmel is repped by Management 360, Paradigm and AJ Brandenstein of Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Source: variety.com

Mark me, Graham McTavish will be in an episode, sounds like the perfect vehicle for one of the busiest actors on the planet.

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October 26th 1881: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

On this day in 1881 the famous ‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ took place in Tombstone, Arizona at around 3pm. The fight was between the outlaw cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike & Billy Clanton and Frank & Tom McLaury and lawmen Virgil, Morgan & Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. Billy Clanton and the McLaurys were killed in the fight, but the other outlaws escaped. The event has become symbolic of the Wild West and was the feature of a 1957 film starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

I just started watching Legends And Lies on the Fox New Channel. It is outstanding.  “Legends & Lies,” which unearths the truth behind 10 legendary stories of the American West, included 500 actors and was shot in 10 states.   Based on first-hand accounts from direct descendants and historians, the show features brilliant cinematic re-creations set against stunning Western landscapes.

“There are 10 episodes, each one focusing on a different character from American Western history, spanning many decades,” producer John Finley says. “We go back as far as Davy Crockett, in the early 19th century, and all the way through the 1890s, with Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday. With regards to Billy, for example, there’s a lot of mythology to explore.” Legends & Lies intends to strip the myth from each pioneer, through interviews with historians, dramatic re-creations of the subject’s life and scientific analysis about the person’s death. 

Among the Old West historical events featured on Legends & Lies is the most famous gunfight of them all, the 1881 shoot-out behind the O.K. Corral pictured above.