2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
From a story by Sam Hellman ; based on a book by Stuart N. Lake.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1946.
Special features: DVD 1. New audio commentary featuring John Ford biographer Joseph McBride; Print the legend (new interview with western historian Andrew C. Isenberg about the real Wyatt Earp); David Brinkley Journal: "Tombstone" (excerpt from the April 15, 1963 episode of NBC's David Brinkley Journal looks at the history of the legendary town of Tombstone, Arizona); Today: "Report on Monument Valley (excerpt from the September 26, 1975 episode of NBC's Today show examines the history and cinematic legacy of Monument Valley); Trailer. DVD 2. Version comparison (outlines the significant differences between the July 1946 prerelease version of the film and the final October 1946 theatrical release by film preservationist Robert Gitt); Lost and gone forever (video essay by Ford scholar Tag Gallagher); Bandit's wager (a 1916 silent western short costarring Ford and directed by his brother, Francis Ford, featuring new music composed and performed by Donald Sosin); Lux Radio Theatre (radio adaptation originally broadcast on April 28, 1947 starring Henry Fonda, Cathy Downs and Richard Conte). Booklet features an essay by critic David Jenkins.
DVD 1. Theatrical version -- DVD 2. Prerelease version.
Director of photography, Joseph MacDonald ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; musical direction, Alfred Newman ; music, Cyril Mockridge ; orchestral arrangements, Edward Powell ; art direction, James Basevi, Lyle Wheeler ; set decorations, Thomas Little ; costumes, Rene Hubert.
Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt, Ward Bond, Alan Mowbray, John Ireland, Roy Roberts, Jane Darwell, Grant Withers, J. Farrell MacDonald, Russell Simpson.
Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang.