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Sheriff of Tombstone (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 May 1941 (USA)
The mayor has sent for a gunslinger who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. When Roy and Gabby arrive in Tombstone, Roy is ... See full summary »

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Mayor Luke Keeler
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Queenie Whittaker - aka Queenie LaTour
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Shotgun Cassidy
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Granny Carson
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A.J. Slade
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John Anderson - aka Joe Martinez
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Bill Starr
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The mayor has sent for a gunslinger who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. When Roy and Gabby arrive in Tombstone, Roy is mistaken for the gunslinger. Just as Roy is ready to expose the mayor, the real gunslinger shows up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Ladrões de Minas  »

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Roy Rogers also played a character with the same name in the same year in Bad Man of Deadwood (1941). See more »

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[first lines]
[Shotgun Cassidy barges out of the telegraph office with a message in his hand]
Brett Starr: It must be important, Cassidy. Now if you could only read it...
Shotgun Cassidy: You keep your pryin' nose out of my business.
Brett Starr: That's what I'm doin'. I'm goin' to retire officially now.
Shotgun Cassidy: Yeah? Well, I'm retirin' myself. Leastways I'm leavin' town.
Brett Starr: Me, too. Dodge City's goin' to be kind of lonesome without us.
Shotgun Cassidy: I'll be glad to take a partin' shot at you to liven things up!
Brett Starr: When I go into shootin' just to take the quiet out ...
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Don't Gamble With Romance
Written by Sol Meyer and Peter Tinturin
Sung by Sally Payne
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Roy Rogers doesn't play Roy Rogers

In so many of his movies, Roy Rogers played a character named Roy Rogers. In "Sheriff of Tombstone," though, he is Brett Starr, a refreshing change and another opportunity for Roy Rogers to show he had more than one dimension.

Though fans usually didn't need anything other than Roy, "Sheriff of Tombstone" also had unusually good dialogue and a good story, by James Webb (not the current U.S. Senator, although he too is a good writer), with a good screenplay by Olive Cooper.

There is a remarkably good cast, with everyone's favorite sidekick, George "Gabby" Hayes, who was actually a fine actor, capable of many types of character.

Harry Woods gets one of his biggest roles, and shows some dimensions too, giving one of his best performances.

Jay Novello, almost completely unknown today except to us western fans, also shows a surprising ability at characterization. You really have to see this performance to believe it.

Adorable Sally Payne plays a character who is both an eccentric personality and a charming singer, a great role for her and a great chance for us to see her ability.

Songs, for her and for Roy, come from the great Bob Nolan as well as Sol Meyer and Peter Tinturin, neither of whom I am familiar with, no doubt my loss.

Music in Roy Rogers movies is usually rather pedestrian, but the songs here are memorable.

The great Joe Kane is both director and associate producer, and his touch helps make this a superb B western.

Republic might not have spent a lot of money, but there is a lot of talent and effort in this excellent movie.


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