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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 »

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

James Webb (original story), Olive Cooper (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Brett Starr
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Judge Gabby Whittaker
Elyse Knox ... Mary Carson
Addison Richards ... Mayor Luke Keeler
Sally Payne ... Queenie Whittaker - aka Queenie LaTour
Harry Woods ... Shotgun Cassidy
Zeffie Tilbury ... Granny Carson
Hal Taliaferro ... A.J. Slade
Jay Novello ... John Anderson - aka Joe Martinez
Jack Ingram ... Bill Starr
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ladrões de Minas See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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[first lines]
[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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Don't Gamble With Romance
Written by Sol Meyer and Peter Tinturin
Sung by Sally Payne
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Rogers Is Resourceful
24 March 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Sheriff Of Tombstone Roy Rogers plays a Wyatt Earp like character who has quit being the marshal of Dodge City and is going west to Tombstone to be with his brothers and settle down in business. Problem is that Tombstone is a town in bad need of taming. The outlaws as headed by Addison Richards see it that way also and they've sent for a notorious outlaw played by perennial western villain Harry Woods to see it's tamed their way.

But Woods meets with a funny accident on the way, courtesy of Gabby Hayes no less who beats him to the draw. This may have been Gabby's finest hour as a western sidekick. Roy arrives ahead of Woods and Richards and his henchmen think Roy is Woods.

Of course that doesn't last long, but Rogers is resourceful and you know the bad guys will be brought in line before the end of the final reel.

Given the constraints of Republic Pictures budget for a B film, this one is not bad for its type. Elyse Knox who became wife of Tom Harmon and mother of Mark Harmon is the leading lady, she's the granddaughter of the head of a clan of mine owners who Richards and his friends are trying to squeeze out of business. Sally Payne is also around in a role as a spunky saloon girl who does a little espionage for Roy on the side. She gets almost as many musical numbers as Roy in this film.

Definitely one for Roy and his devoted legion of fans.


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