The storybook romance between John Henry and Mattie is cut short by diseaseand family strife. The young dentist is forced to abandon Mattie for a life in the West. Using his gambling skills and caustic wit, Doc Holliday plays the hand life had dealt him. His courage and loyalty are tested when he stands with the Earps, in the shootout, at the Ok Corral.Mattie desperate in her loneliness becomes a nun. Doc is stung by the news, but is quick to realize that it was his own neglect that had placed Mattie in the nunnery.