My Darling Clementine (1946)
The 1946 film My Darling Clementine, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by Director John Ford, stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to Gunfight at the OK Corral. The ensemble cast also features Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt and Ward Bond. The title of the movie is borrowed from the theme song Oh My Darling, Clementine, sung in parts over the opening and closing credits. The screenplay is based on the fictionalized biography I Married Wyatt Earp by Stuart Lake, as were two earlier movies, both named Frontier Marshal. Clementine incorporated elements from Sam Hellman's screenplay for the 1939 film, which was directed by Alan Dwan. Ford reshot some scenes from the earlier film for My Darling Clementine.