Two Wyatts from Henry Fonda The actor is one of few who portrayed Wyatt Earp more than once.

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A still of Henry Fonda from the movie, Warlock.

Henry Fonda is one of the few actors to portray Wyatt Earp in two films—more or less.  The first: My Darling Clementine in 1946.  The second is 1959’s Warlock, where all the names (and plot) are changed to protect the innocent.

Fonda plays Clay Blaisedell, a hired gun/lawman brought in to shape things up in Warlock, a small mining town.  His buddy Tom Morgan (Anthony Quinn) goes everywhere with him, afflicted by a club foot, drinks heavily and loves to gamble—a la Doc Holliday. In this story, neither is a hero.

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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman is the features editor for True West Magazine as well as the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph. He also serves as pastor for Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Indiana.