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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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(as William McGann)

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(story) (as Dean Franklin), (story) (as Charles 'Chuck' Reisner) | 3 more credits »
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Wyatt Earp
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Doc Holiday
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Ruth Grant
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Johnny Duane
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Tadpole Foster
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Ike Clanton
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Virgil Earp
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Morgan Earp
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Dick Mason
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Ed Schieffelin
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Phineas Clanton (as Don Curtis)
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Frank McLowery
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Tom McLowery
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Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.

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The Bullet-Riddled Story Of The Man Too Tough For Dodge City! See more »


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Homens do Perigo  »

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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 »

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Curly Bill Brocious: [to Wyatt] Seems like every time I get a town organized, YOU show up!
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Version of Wyatt Earp (1994) See more »

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Another western
25 October 2015 | by 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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