> nor are any female characters in the film worth discussing.
It's interesting that Wyatt treats Chihuahua with such contempt, given how otherwise good he's presented as being and how Ford and Dudley Nichols treated prostitutes in their other films together (Judge Priest, Stagecoach, I think The Informer is a good example too but I need to see that again).
FWIW that movie is generally considered to be Victor Mature's finest hour, but he doesn't have a very good reputation as an actor.
I've always like Walter Bernnan as Pa' Clanton, but I acknowledge that it's not an interesting role.
My Darling Clementine was one of Peckinpah's two favorite movies, along with The Seven Samurai. It was one of Leone's as well, and I know that J-Ro likes it more than The Searchers. Critic/Ford Biographer Joseph McBride is a fan but thinks that only the church dedication sequence rises to Ford's best work, because he thinks Fonda's Earp isn't one of Ford's more appealing heros.
Gunfight At The O.K. Corral is fine but I don't think it's anything special. I like Hour of the Gun more, which was also directed by John Sturges.
Tombstone is fine but it's really overrated.