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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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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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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Ridin' On a Rocky Road
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Tombstone Cowboy
5 September 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers (as Brett Starr) gets out of Dodge, with some of his brother's family, to become "Sheriff of Tombstone". Along the way, he meets old up with old pal George "Gabby" Hayes (as Gabby), now a lawyer. Sally Payne returns as Gabby's daughter Queenie. Mr. Rogers and company find lawlessness in Tombstone, led by corrupt Mayor Addison Richards and wayward Sheriff Harry Woods.

Jay Novello steals away with all acting honors as John Anderson aka Joe Martinez; Mr. Novello is dialect-able, makes terrific getaways - and, he is more fun to watch than the cute kids, the granny, and the love interest for Rogers. Novello's versatility is very much appreciated in this film. By the way, the film closes with a suggestion Rogers is about to do some major neckin' with Elyse Knox (as Mary). Rogers and Ms. Payne share in a light, pleasant soundtrack, highlighted by Rogers' "Sons of the Western Foil" and Payne's "Two-Gun Pete".

****** Sheriff of Tombstone (1941) Joseph Kane ~ Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jay Novello


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