MoMA Presents: John Ford’s My Darling Clementine

In memory of late film curator Charles Silver, the Department of Film presents the 1946 Western My Darling Clementine, from Silver’s favorite director, John Ford.

Seeking justice for the death of his brother, Wyatt Earp becomes Tombstone’s town marshal, teaming with “Doc” Holliday for the infamous Gunfight at O.K. Corral. Silver wrote, “John Ford is the greatest film director America has ever had (or ever will), and is quite possibly the country’s greatest artist. His usual reaction to such views was that of a snarlingly sarcastic sonofabitch.”

Organized by the Department of Film.

My Darling Clementine. 1946. USA. Directed by John Ford. With Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs. New print courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, based on original film elements in the Museum collection. 97 min.
Friday, April 22, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2:30 p.m.