A lawman sets out to tame Tombstone, Arizona.

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Poe Northrup
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Walt Northrup
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Kurt Northrup
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Johnny Kinsman
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Traveling west, former peace officer Frame Johnson and his three friends arrive in Tombstone, a lawless town controlled by the three Northrup brothers. Preceded by his reputation, the town Council tries to get him to take the job of Marshal. He says he will not wear a badge again but seeing the ruthless Northrup murders he accepts. After a killing on both sides, although outnumbered, Johnson and his two remaing friends head to the OK Corral for a shoot out with the two remaining Northrups and their men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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1 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Anyone familiar with the Star Trek episode "Arena" (the one with the battle between Kirk and the Gorn) and the film "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" will recognize the distinctive rock formation that Walter Huston and his group ride past at the beginning of the film: it is located in Vasquez Rocks Park. See more »

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Way better than you'd expect!
28 June 2002 | by (Belleville, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Even though my Encyclopedia of movie Westerns recommends it(calls it underrated)I was a little surprised by how much I liked it. A well constructed story(by John Huston), well defined roles played by great character actors, some good dialogue(when you could make it out), and surprisingly good photography(specially in the bar scenes). So maybe the sound quality was lacking, but remember this movie's from 1932, only a couple of years into sound. Nevertheless,there's a neat little gimmick near the end when the good guys are gathering up all the guns from the townspeople. One of the town ladies goes to curse a blue streak at them and just as she's getting her words out, a stagecoach drives by, muffling her obscenities. The story unfolds in a very predictable manner, but the camera-work and the acting make almost every minute enjoyable. A surprising number of pan-shots and tracking shots for a film of this era, and the deep focus photography in the saloon shots really leave a lasting impression.


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