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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.


(as William McGann)


(story) (as Dean Franklin), (story) (as Charles 'Chuck' Reisner) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wyatt Earp
Doc Holiday
Ruth Grant
Johnny Duane
Tadpole Foster
Ike Clanton
Virgil Earp
Morgan Earp
Dick Mason
Wallis Clark ...
Ed Schieffelin
Phineas Clanton (as Don Curtis)
Frank McLowery
Tom McLowery
1st Mayor


Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral.

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Release Date:

13 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Homens do Perigo  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Good Western
27 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

I agree with Frankfob's comment on this film. It's nicely made, with some interesting actors. The only point I would carp about is the unlimited number of bullets that Curly Billy and his gang fire off early on in the film without appearing to re-load their revolvers.

Perhaps Richard Dix is a little old for the film, and he doesn't convey the machismo that Randolph Scott and Gary Cooper retained in middle age, but he does well enough.

Don Castle has a great screen presence - lots of charisma, and it's interesting to note that he later had a minor role as a drunk cowboy in "Gunfight at the OK Corral". The love interest is reasonably muted and Frances Gifford doesn't have too much screen time.

And Edgar Buchanan as Curly Bill doesn't mumble, as he was inclined to do later in his career

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