Tall Tales & Legends : Darlin' Clementine (1986)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

No relation to the similarly titled John Ford film, My Darlin' Clementine originated as a 47-minute TV special. Shelley Duvall (who also produced) plays the title character, the daughter of a miner (forty-niner) whose shoes are number nine. Ed Asner costars as Clementine's dad, while David Dukes is the moonstruck young man who loses Clementine to the briny deep. The tragic elements of the ballad (which of course was meant to be a spoof even back in the 19th century) are tempered by in-the-know comedy vignettes. My Darlin' Clementine was first telecast on the Showtime Cable service as part of the American Tall Tales and Legends anthology.



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