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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:
Ruth Grant
Johnny Duane
Tadpole Foster
Harvey Stephens ...
Dick Mason
Wallis Clark ...
Ed Schieffelin
Phineas Clanton (as Don Curtis)
Dick Curtis ...
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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Did You Know?


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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Version of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955) See more »

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Slam-bang western
12 August 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is an unheralded little gem of a western. Full of rock-solid actors, but no big stars (Richard Dix, the biggest name in the cast, was beginning to settle into character parts after a long career as a leading man), this tight little western moves like lightning. Director William McGann made his name as an action specialist and second-unit director at Warner Bros. (it definitely has the Warner Bros. "look" to it, even though it's from Paramount), and he proved here that he was more than capable of handling a bigger-budget western. Tightly paced, full of rousing action and good performances, it deserves to be better known than it is.

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