My Darling Clementine (1946): John Ford’s Western Starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp

John Ford’s first movie after WWII was My Darling Clementine, in 1946, a romanticized Western tale of the legendary figure Wyatt Earp nd the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The exterior sequences were shot on location in the visually spectacular (but geographically inappropriate) Monument Valley.

It reunited Ford with Henry Fonda, who had teamed on The Grapes of Wrath, cast s Wyatt Earp.

The movie co-starred Victor Mature as the Shakespeare-loving Doc Holliday.

Ward Bond, a regular member of the Ford troupe, and Tim Holt play the Earp brothers.

The sexy Linda Darnell is a sultry saloon girl Chihuahua

Triple Oscar winner Walter Brennan is cast as the venomous villain, Old Man Clanton, and John Ireland as Billy Clanton.

The western won no major awards, but was a commercial hit, grossing $2.75 million in the US and $1.75 million internationally.