This scene from the 1946 Western My Darling Clementine features a Shakespearean actor named Granville Thorndyke (Alan Mowbray) who performs his art in the local tavern. Unfortunately it does not go over well with the locals. Dr. John Henry “Doc” Holliday (Victor Mature) ends the scene by finishing Thorndyke’s lines. As Thorndyke prepares to leave, he states “Shakespeare was not meant for taverns nor for tavern louts.”

My Darling Clementine was directed by John Ford and stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the Gunfight at the OK Corral. It also features Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, Tim Holt and Ward Bond.


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