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The Wyatt Earp Movies- Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Kirk Douglas for Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

THE GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL. THE BEGINNING AS ILLUSTRATED BY WYATT EARP'S OWN HAND

Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)

1957: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, John Ireland and DeForest Kelley in 'Gunfight at the OK Corral' - Picture: Everett Collection / Rex Features

Old West gunfighter Bat Masterson. was a colorful figure - an army scout, gambler, buffalo hunter, frontier lawman in Dodge City, and eventually a US Marshall. He was friends with Wyatt Earp, and had visited Wyatt in Tombstone, Arizona shortly before the showdown at the OK Coral. Later in life, after the West had been tamed, he settled in New York City, and worked as a sportes editor for the New York Morning Telegraph.

"Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" -- Directed by John Sturges, 1957

John Wilson Vermillion would grow up to become one of the many gunfighters in the Old West, with colorful nicknames like "Texas Jack" and "Shoot-Your-Eye-Out" Vermillion. He is most well known for his participation with Wyatt Earp in the Earp Vendetta Ride after the Clantons had killed Morgan Earp in 1882.