Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs, My Darling Clementine
Ironically, real-life close friends James Stewart and Henry Fonda BOTH played Wyatt Earp in westerns that were directed by the legendary John Ford. They’re my top two favorite actors of all time, so I have (of course) seen both movies more than a few times.
- Henry Fonda in My Darling Clementine (1946)
- James Stewart was Wyatt Earp in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
While I personally prefer My Darling Clementine, I think they’re both wonderful movies and each actor gives an outstanding performance.
James Stewart and Arthur Kennedy, Cheyenne Autumn
John Ford on the set of Cheyenne Autumn