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Sheriff of Tombstone (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 May 1941 (USA)
The mayor has sent for a gunslinger who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. When Roy and Gabby arrive in Tombstone, Roy is ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Brett Starr
... Judge Gabby Whittaker
... Mary Carson
... Mayor Luke Keeler
... Queenie Whittaker - aka Queenie LaTour
... Shotgun Cassidy
... Granny Carson
... A.J. Slade
... John Anderson - aka Joe Martinez
... Bill Starr
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The mayor has sent for a gunslinger who, though appearing to clean up the town, is really to be the mayor's means of taking the town over. When Roy and Gabby arrive in Tombstone, Roy is mistaken for the gunslinger. Just as Roy is ready to expose the mayor, the real gunslinger shows up. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Ladrões de Minas  »

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Roy Rogers also played a character with the same name in the same year in Bad Man of Deadwood (1941). See more »

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[Shotgun Cassidy barges out of the telegraph office with a message in his hand]
Brett Starr: It must be important, Cassidy. Now if you could only read it...
Shotgun Cassidy: You keep your pryin' nose out of my business.
Brett Starr: That's what I'm doin'. I'm goin' to retire officially now.
Shotgun Cassidy: Yeah? Well, I'm retirin' myself. Leastways I'm leavin' town.
Brett Starr: Me, too. Dodge City's goin' to be kind of lonesome without us.
Shotgun Cassidy: I'll be glad to take a partin' shot at you to liven things up!
Brett Starr: When I go into shootin' just to take the quiet out ...
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Remade as Thunder Over Arizona (1956) See more »

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Ridin' On a Rocky Road
Written by Sol Meyer and Peter Tinturin
Sung by Roy Rogers
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A Different Gabby Hayes
11 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

By 1941 the formula for low budget series westerns had long been perfected, but results varied. Sheriff of Tombstone is an excellent choice for an introduction to the genre of B westerns.

The best actor of the bunch, as usual, was George "Gabby" Hayes. His character may have had the same name from one movie to the next, but not the same purpose in the story. He could be a wise old cow puncher, an old ranch foreman, aloof sidekick, or even an outlaw. For a pleasant change he was made into a lawyer, "Judge Whitaker" for this picture. Add to that a wife and daughter, which is unusual for not only Gabby, but sidekicks in general. Not bumbling around as a helpless sidekick in this one, he was instead a strong backup gun for Roy's character, Brett Starr.

A fine touch on a well made movie comes during an interchange between Gabby and Granny Carson when she answers Gabby with a snappy, "You're dern tootin'!" The reaction on Gabby's face is one of surprise at being the recipient of one of his own signature lines.


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