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|Directed by||Frank Perry|
|Produced by||Frank Perry|
|Written by||Pete Hamill|
Denver John Collins
|Music by||Jimmy Webb|
|Edited by||Alan Heim|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||August 1, 1971|
|Running time||91 minutes|
Doc is a 1971 American western film, which tells the story of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and of one of its protagonists, Doc Holliday. It stars Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway and Harris Yulin. It was directed by Frank Perry, while Pete Hamill wrote the original screenplay. The film was shot in Almeria in southern Spain.
Doc Holliday (Stacy Keach) and Kate Elder (Faye Dunaway) spend time at the Continental Hotel in Tombstone, Arizona, hoping to find his old friend Wyatt Earp (Harris Yulin), deputy marshal of Cochise County, who is striving to become the town's new sheriff in the election campaign.
Along the way, Doc meets up with Virgil and Morgan Earp, two of Wyatt's brothers, and follows them to Tombstone. Once Wyatt becomes the sheriff, he and his friend face a fierce resistance from the "Cowboys" gathered around the Clanton family, who want to keep control of the town and don't accept Earp's authority. The Cowboys include Ike Clanton (Michael Witney), Tom and Frank McLaury, and Billy Claiborne.
Doc teaches The Kid (Denver John Collins) how to shoot a pistol. When the Civil War ended, he left Atlanta, Georgia and went to Richmond, Virginia and then to Baltimore, Maryland, to be a dentist. After some time he decided to go out to the West, looking for a drier environment to cure his tuberculosis, for which he visits a Chinaman for herbs. (At another point in the movie, he is taking laudanum.)
In the end, the showdown at the OK Corral takes place during a fiesta. John Behan (Richard Mckenzie), Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday all survive the gunfight. Ike Clanton, Tom and Frank McClaury, and Billy Claiborne do not.
- Stacy Keach as Doc Holliday
- Faye Dunaway as Kate Elder
- Harris Yulin as Wyatt Earp
- Michael Witney as Ike Clanton
- Denver John Collins as The Kid
- Dan Greenburg as Clum, editor The Tombstone Epitaph
- John Scanlon as Bartlett, saloon owner
- Richard McKenzie as Tombstone Sheriff John Behan
- John Bottoms as Virgil Earp
- Ferdinand Zogbaum as James Earp
- Penelope Allen as Mattie Earp
- Hedy Sontag as Alley Earp
- James Greene as Frank McLowery
- Antonia Rey as Concha, whore
- Philip Shafer as Morgan Earp