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Law for Tombstone (1937)

Approved | | Western | 10 October 1937 (USA)
A stagecoach line hires an agent to stop a string of robberies of gold shipments.


W.B. Eason (co-director), Buck Jones (co-director) (as Charles Jones)


Frances Guihan (screenplay), Charles Morris Martin (story) (as Charles M. Martin)




Cast overview:
Buck Jones ... Alamo Bowie
Muriel Evans ... Nellie Gray
Harvey Clark Harvey Clark ... Doc Holliday
Carl Stockdale ... Judge Hart
Earle Hodgins ... Jack Dunn
Alexander Cross ... Bull Clanton
Chuck Morrison Chuck Morrison ... Henchman Smith
Mary Carney Mary Carney ... Marie Bowdray (as Mary Carny)
Charles Le Moyne ... Sheriff Blane (as Chas. Le Moyne)
Ben Corbett ... Henchman Slim
Harold Hodge Harold Hodge ... Tom Scudder, Alamo's boss
Arthur Van Slyke Arthur Van Slyke ... Pop (stage driver)
Ezra Paulette Ezra Paulette ... Ranger Bob (as Ezra Paullette)
Francis Walker ... Lee (stage guard)
Silver Silver ... Silver (Alamo's horse)


Alamo has been sent to Tombstone. A trial is coming up and Bull and his men plan to kidnap the Judge. Alamo rescues the Judge from the gang and puts him in a safe place only to have them trick him and get the Judge. With the trial imminent, Alamo heads out to find him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Release Date:

10 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aqui Mando Eu See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story takes place in the 19th Century era of stagecoaches and buckboards, but all of the women's clothes and hairstyles are strictly in the 1937 mode, complete with knee length skirts, bobbed hair, and high heeled shoes, etc. See more »


[first lines]
Alamo Bowie: Gee, that's a swell number.
Ranger Bob: You try to sing your way out of Tom Scudder's office tomorrow.
Alamo Bowie: Oh, now don't be that way. Nobody will like you. Say, Bob? What was that number we sang in El Paso?
Ranger Bob: Uh, Texas Prairie?
Alamo Bowie: That's it. What do you say we hit it?
Ranger Bob: Alright.
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Just Your Standard Oater
6 November 2006 | by zsenorsockSee all my reviews

Buck Jones is a cowboy star who's mostly forgotten today. A film like "Law for Tombstone" gives us little clue as to why he ever was a cowboy star. It is pure b-movie matinée cowboy fare. Buck is of course the new guy who's come to town where a sheriff is helpless to stop the series of stage coach robberies, until Buck steps in.

Apparently Buck did his own riding, roping and stunts, so I guess that's what made him a star to begin with. He also formed his own production company to make films like "Law for Tombstone". But other than the brief appearance of a "Sons of the Pioneers" type group (and the way they are sandwiched into this movie is NOT very satisfying at all) there really isn't much to be said about this film. Audiences of the time might have agreed, because Jones popularity began to wane in a year or two and he went from being a star at Universal to the poverty row Monogram Studios.

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