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Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 13 June 1942 (USA)
Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Phineas Clanton (as Don Curtis)
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Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.

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13 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Homens do Perigo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Curly Bill Brocious: [to Wyatt] Seems like every time I get a town organized, YOU show up!
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Another western
25 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Richard Dix (Wyatt Earp) rides into Tombstone and is given the role of sheriff to keep order and keep out the lawless behaviour that is led by Edgar Buchanan (Curly Bill). The film ends with a shoot-out, apparently the famous OK Coral gunfight.

The film could have been better. It's a bunch of cowboys shooting guns and isn't very interesting and the cast is uninspired. Dix doesn't cut it as the lead player – he just falls short – and Buchanan is just a lump of lard. Surely he wasn't the hardest looking villain they could find?

The best part of the film was Beryl Wallace (Queenie) singing in the saloon. The final shoot-out is ridiculous. For a while, people just stand there and shoot without any cover. They would all be dead.

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