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The Gunfight At The O.K. Corral As Approved For Teaching In The Classroom By The N.E.A. And Narrated By Lorne Greene! A Documentary Presentation, As Though It Were Filmed Live In Newsreel Format, Of The Unfolding Story Of The American West's Most Famous Gunfight: The October 26, 1881 Shootout At Tombstone, Arizona Between The Outlaw Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike And Billy Clanton, And Tom And Frank McLaury, And The Opposing Town Marshal Virgil Earp And His Brothers Assistant Town Marshal Morgan And Temporary Lawman Wyatt, And Aided By Temporary Marshal Doc Holliday. This Is The True-Life Account Of The Gunfight, Which Are In Many Respects Even More Interesting And Colorful Than The Romanticized Version - And It's Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color And Variously Tinted Monochrome, 1971, 46 Minutes.) #AppointmentWithDestiny #ShowdownAtOKCorral #GunfightAtTheOKCorral #OKCorral #TombstoneArizona #CochiseCountyCowboys #WyattEarp #VirgilEarp #MorganEarp #DocHolliday #IkeClanton #BillyClanton #TomMcLaury #FrankMcLaury #BillyClaiborne #WildWest #Gunfighters #Gunslingers #Gunmen #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
October 26, 1881: At about 3:00 p.m. on a Wednesday, the famous Gunfight At The O.K. Corral occurs in Tombstone, Arizona Territory during a 30-second shootout between lawmen Wyatt Earp, his two brothers Virgil and Morgan, and "Doc" Holliday, and the feuding Clanton family members of a loosely organized group of outlaws called the Cowboys (the Cochise County Cowboys). Virgil and Morgan Earp were wounded, and Holliday grazed by bullet; Tom and Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton were killed. The lawmen were led by Virgil Earp, and the gunfight is generally regarded as the most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West. The gunfight was the result of a long-simmering feud, with Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury on one side; and Town Marshal Virgil Earp, Special Policemen Morgan and Wyatt Earp, and temporary policeman Doc Holliday on the other side. Billy Clanton and both McLaury brothers were killed. Ike Clanton, Billy Claiborne, and Wes Fuller ran from the fight. Virgil, Morgan, and Holliday were wounded, but Wyatt was unharmed. Wyatt is often erroneously regarded as the central figure in the shootout, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone town marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat. The shootout has come to represent a period of the American Old West when the frontier was virtually an open range for outlaws, largely unopposed by law enforcement officers who were spread thin over vast territories (some modern writers consider such outlaw organizations as the Chochise County Cowboys as one of the first and earliest forms of organized crime syndicates in American history). The gunfight was not well known to the American public until 1931, when Stuart Lake published the initially well-received biography Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal two years after Earp's death. The book was the basis for the 1946 film My Darling Clementine, directed by John Ford, and the 1957 film Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, after which the shootout became known by that name. Since then, the conflict has been portrayed with varying degrees of accuracy in numerous Western films and books, and has become an archetype for much of the popular imagery associated with the Old West. Despite its name, the gunfight did not take place within or next to the O.K. Corral, which fronted Allen Street and had a rear entrance lined with horse stalls on Fremont Street. The shootout actually took place in a narrow lot on the side of C. S. Fly's Photographic Studio on Fremont Street, six doors west of the O.K. Corral's rear entrance. Some members of the two opposing parties were initially only about 6 feet (1.8 m) apart. About 30 shots were fired in 30 seconds. Ike Clanton subsequently filed murder charges against the Earps and Holliday. After a 30-day preliminary hearing and a brief stint in jail, the lawmen were shown to have acted within the law. The gunfight was not the end of the conflict. On December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was ambushed and maimed in a murder attempt by the Cowboys. On March 18, 1882, a Cowboy fired from a dark alley through the glass door of Campbell & Hatch's saloon and billiard parlor, killing Morgan Earp. The suspects in both incidents furnished alibis supplied by other Cowboys and were not indicted. Wyatt Earp, newly appointed as Deputy U.S. Marshal in Cochise County, then took matters into his own hands in a personal vendetta. He was pursued by county sheriff Johnny Behan, who had received a warrant from Tucson for Wyatt's killing of Frank Stilwell.