(John Ford, US 1946, 97 min., 35mm)
War, Myth, Desire | Member Movie. John Ford told of knowing Wyatt Earp in his early days in Hollywood, and yet, when it came time to tell the story of Earp’s shining moment at the O.K. Corral, Ford chose to take liberty with the story. Remember, this filmmaker later had a character say, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” The results are fabulous; this is one of Ford’s most lyrical and evocative films, a Henry Fonda gem, and one of the very finest westerns in the history of this popular genre. Free to members.