Henry Fonda (Wyatt Earp) and his 3 brothers are driving cattle towards Mexico when his youngest brother Don Garner (James) is murdered and the cattle stolen. As a result of this action, Fonda takes the role of Marshall in the town of Tombstone. Here he meets with Victor Mature (Doc Holliday), a hard-man drifter with a reputation as a killer, and 2 women from the Doc's life - Linda Darnell (Chihuahua), a prostitute from the town's saloon bar and Cathy Downs (Clementine) who is a girl from a good background and a good town. Walter Brennan (Old Man Clanton) is also on the scene with his 4 sons. The film climaxes with the famous gunfight at the OK Corral.
What a shame that this film twists the facts. There are several inaccuracies, eg, the fate of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp's brothers aren't in the right order, the fate of James Earpp, Old Man Clanton was dead before the gunfight....the list goes on. As a slice of history, I find it disrespectful to those involved and to the audience watching. So, this film is to be watched as a piece of fiction.
As a piece of fiction, it's a good story and it's acted by a good cast, although the film does drag in the middle section. Henry Fonda and Walter Brennan steal the acting honours. Fonda plays the part with a few comedic moments that work and serve to increase your liking of the main character, eg, the scene where he rides into town and wants a shave. Cathy Downs is a bit of a drip - I have no idea why the film is called what it is other than to get the song in. The music is good during the film, but a main criticism will have to be the actual gunfight. There is a bit of tension built up before the gunfight but as for the event - blink and you'll miss it! It's an ok film and I'll be keeping onto it to watch again but I would have preferred to have seen an accurate account.