My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine (1946)

John Ford's western takes its inspiration from the life and legend of Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda), the frontier lawman who teamed with Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) for the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 3, 1946
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

If ever there was a gateway drug to the happy addiction of Hollywood oaters, this is it.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

If less than its outsized reputation, this Western is still a fun view, particularly in Joe MacDonald's austere camerawork in Monument Valley.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Ford the mythmaker was at the height of his powers in 1946's My Darling Clementine, but it's a remarkably relaxed and assured piece of work.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

My Darling Clementine must be one of the sweetest and most good-hearted of all Westerns.

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Ian Mantgani
The Skinny

Simple in its storytelling while transcendent as a poem of rhythms, bonds and values.

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Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

The film subtly complicates viewer expectations early on, eschewing clear-cut character rivalries in favor of more complex emotional and social configurations.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Slow-paced tale of Old West shootout has violence.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

generally considered the Wyatt Earp film against which all others are judged

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Launched the series of masterpieces in the late '40s and 1950s that forever after defined [Ford] as the greatest director of Westerns in history,

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Built by Ford, John Ford, with part mythos about the gunfight at the OK Corral, part nostalgia for the generation this film was intended signified by the use of… More
Luke Baldock
A fantastic telling of the gunfight at the OK Coral. It's brought down ever so slightly by Ford's romanticism of the genre. Too much focus on the… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It is a welcome surprise to see a lighthearted Western that places its importance more on the characters than on the famous real gunfight depicted - and the… More
Michael Gildea
My Darling Clementine is yet another testament to the greatness of not only Henry Fonda in an earnest portrayal of Wyatt Earp, but John Ford's legendary… More
Graham Jones
Fonda is fantastic as Wyatt Earp and featuring Walter Brennan's most sinister performance.
Devon Bott
John Ford's first movie after WWII, My Darling Clementine lacks the grandeur that makes up his later work. In fact, at times I had to re-check the date on… More