Early low budget version of the famous Gunfight at OK Corral with Scott as Wyatt Earp and Romero as Doc Holiday. Remade by John Ford as "My Darling Clementine" in 1946 and by John Sturges as "Gunfight at OK Corral" in 1957Written by
Allan Dwan received carte blanche from producer Daryl Zanuck to use and old lot to build a western street for cheap. See more »
The film is set in the period from 1877 to 1880, but three of the songs sung were published in the late 1880s. See more »
[Three cowboys took Erp out of town and beat him up. He returned and accepted the Mayor's offer to become the Marshal. Erp then found the cowboys and was escorting them out of the saloon at gunpoint when the Mayor appears in the doorway holding a shotgun]
I've got a little business with these boys out on the mesa.
Oh I see. You think you better take the guns from them?
Nop, I'd just as soon they'd try to use them.
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This was the movie which John Ford remade as his classic My Darling Clementine. Here, Randolph Scott plays Wyatt Earp and Caesar Romero plays Doc Holiday, but there are no Clantons or Earp brothers. Instead, John Carradine plays a bad saloon owner heading a gang that is trying to take over Tombstone.
Of course, this movie can't directly compare to My Darling Clementine, but it's a pretty good western in its own right. Its one of Randolph Scott's better early roles.
Many of the classic scenes in My Darling Clementine were taken directly from this movie, and it's very interesting to compare the two. This version of Frontier Marshal was a remake of an earlier 1933 version, and, of course, this story has been told many times since.
The Maltin Guide gives it three stars. Check it out if you're a western fan, or just a fan of My Darling Clementine.
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