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‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ (1957) and ‘I Walk Alone’ (1948) Films at UCLA Featuring Kirk Douglas In Person

When: Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles


Online: $10. General: $9. non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.

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IN PERSON: Kirk Douglas

‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ (1957) Directed by John Sturges. Director John Sturges’ classic Vistavision take on the legendary gunfight in Tombstone, AZ was the second big screen pairing for Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas and it solidified the chemistry the two would share in films to come. As the stolid Wyatt Earp, Lancaster emanates a quiet power matched by the wilder, chaotic energies of Douglas’ Doc Holliday. A fantastic supporting cast, including Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Vleet and a young Dennis Hopper round out the action. Paramount Pictures Corp.

Producer: Hal B. Wallis. Screenwriter: Leon Uris. Cinematographer: Charles B. Lang Jr. Editor: Warren Low. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland.

35mm color, 122 min.

Followed by: ‘I Walk Alone’ (1948) Directed by Byron Haskin. In their first screen appearance together, Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas square off as former Prohibition-era rum-running partners at odds over the spoils of their enterprise. Returning after 14 years in prison, tough guy Frankie Madison (Lancaster) is out for vengeance when he finds his former partner, the unctuously scheming Dink Turner (Douglas), running a successful nightclub and reluctant to give Frankie his due. Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Based on the play by Theodore Reeves. Screenwriter: Charles Schnee. Cinematographer: Leo Tover. Editor: Arthur Schmidt. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey, Kristine Miller.

16mm, b/w, 97 min.

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