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Frontier Marshal (1939)

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Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).

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Sarah Allen
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Ben Carter
Edward Norris ...
Dan Blackmore
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Town Marshal
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Pringle
Chris-Pin Martin ...
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Joe Sawyer ...
Curley Bill
Dell Henderson ...
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Harry Hayden ...
Mayor Henderson
Ventura Ybarra ...
Pablo
Charles Stevens ...
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Early low budget version of the famous Gunfight at OK Corral with Scott as Wyatt Earp and Romero as Doc Holiday. Remade by John Ford as "My Darling Clementine" in 1946 and by John Sturges as "Gunfight at OK Corral" in 1957 Written by <jbsports@li.net>

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BIGGER THAN ALL OUTDOORS - Too thrilling for words! (original print ad) See more »


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28 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'aigle des frontières  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Ward Bond, who plays the marshal that Earp replaces, would go on to play Deputy Marshal Morgan Earp in the 1946 remake, "My Darling Clementine." Earlier he had played a bad guy in the 1934 version of "Frontier Marshal" starring George O'Brien. See more »

Goofs

Wyatt Earp is shown killing at least four men by himself during the OK Corral gunfight; the fact is that only three people, Billy Clanton and brothers Frank and Tom McLaury,were killed in the fight, and at least one of them was killed by Doc Holliday. See more »

Quotes

John 'Doc' Halliday: I don't wanna hear anymore, Yes, I'm a killer! What of it? Life's nothing! My life... anybody's life! What's the difference to a lot of rats caught in a trap? Whatthey do? How they act? Sarah, you've got to go!
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Turkey in the Straw
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Early 19th Century American minstrel folk song
Played in saloon when Lon Chaney Jr. is being made to dance by Cesar romero
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fast moving Wyatt Earp/Doc Holliday story
27 October 2011 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

For seventy-one minutes the film manages to fit in the deteriorating security situation in Tombstone as the camera flashes to the street for all the shootouts and horseplay. Compared to My Darling Clementine, this one is more easy going. Cesar Romero captures best acting over Vic Mature in the role of Doc Holliday, IMHO if only because Mature's part seemed overwrought, and the part of Holliday seems to fit Romero in a decisively more real way. Even still, the script in Frontier Marshal still caricatures Holliday as overly emotional, especially in the scenes in the saloon where he's purposely drinking himself to death because ex-flame Nancy Kelly comes in on the stage. Still, Romero was a great actor, and his scenes with Randolph Scott as Earp are a nice mix of two actors who had real naturalness. The B&W photography (Charles Clarke) stands out throughout and all the scenes in this movie are well assembled. It is over before you know it.


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