Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942)

There are 2 replies in this Thread which was already clicked 17,687 times. The last Post () by ringo kid.

Participate now!

Don’t have an account yet? Register yourself now and be a part of our community!



    Information from IMDb
    Plot Summary
    Wyatt Earp cleans up Tombstone and faces the Clanton gang at the O.K.
    Set in the legendary town of Tombstone, Arizona, and centers on former
    gunslinger Wyatt Earp who has been recently deputized and is helping the
    sheriff round up criminals.
    Earp becomes a lawman after he sees an outlaw accidentally kill a child
    during a showdown.
    Earp's brothers and Doc Holliday help him take on the outlaw and his gang.
    More trouble ensues when the sheriff becomes involved with the gang.
    Earp manages to get them on robbery charges and the situation finally
    culminates at the infamous O.K. Corral.

    Full Cast
    Richard Dix ... Wyatt Earp
    Edgar Buchanan ... Curly Bill Brocious
    Frances Gifford ... Ruth Grant
    Don Castle ... Johnny Duanne
    Rex Bell ... Virgil Earp
    Kent Taylor ... Doc Holiday
    Clem Bevans ... Tadpole Foster
    Victor Jory ... Ike Clanton
    Chris-Pin Martin ... Chris
    Jack Rockwell ... Bob Paul
    Charles Stevens ... Indian Charley
    Hal Taliaferro ... Dick Mason
    Roy Barcroft ... Pool Player (uncredited)
    Ed Brady ... Sour Man (uncredited)
    Bob Card ... Charley (uncredited)
    Spencer Charters ... Judge Fred Horgan (uncredited)
    Wallis Clark ... Ed Schieffelin (uncredited)
    Dick Curtis ... Frank McLowery (uncredited)
    Donald Curtis ... Phineas Clanton (uncredited)
    Jimmie Dodd ... Typesetter George (uncredited)
    Mickey Eissa ... Cowhand (uncredited)
    James Ferrara ... Billy Clanton (uncredited)
    Charles Halton ... Mayor Dan Crane (uncredited)
    Tom London ... Jailer (uncredited)
    Murdock MacQuarrie ... Townsman (uncredited)
    Merrill McCormick ... Townsman (uncredited)
    Charles Middleton ... 1st Mayor (uncredited)
    Bill Nestell ... Barfly (uncredited)
    Frank O'Connor ... Barfly (uncredited)
    Cliff Parkinson ... Henchman (uncredited)
    George Sowards ... Henchman (uncredited)
    Harvey Stephens ... Morgan Earp (uncredited)
    Paul Sutton ... Tom McLowery (uncredited)
    Emmett Vogan ... Editor John Clum (uncredited)
    Beryl Wallace ... Queenie Fontaine (uncredited)
    Blackjack Ward ... Henchman (uncredited)
    Henry Wills ... Henchman (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Dean Riesner (original story) and
    Charles Reisner (original story) (as Charles 'Chuck' Reisner)
    Albert S. Le Vino (screenplay) (as Albert Shelby LeVino) and
    Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) (as Edward E. Paramore)

    Original Music
    Gerard Carbonara

    Filming Locations
    Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA

    One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.

    Watch the Trailer



    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die is a 1942
    Western film directed by William McGann and starring Richard Dix as Wyatt Earp,
    Kent Taylor as Doc Holliday and Edgar Buchanan as Curly Bill Brocious.
    The supporting cast of this movie about the gunfight at the OK Corral
    also features Rex Bell as Virgil Earp and Victor Jory as Ike Clanton.

    This western from all accounts, including the User Review below,
    is a good one, worth watchi


    This is an unheralded little gem of a western. Full of rock-solid actors, but no big stars

    User Review


    Slam-bang western
    12 August 2002 | by frankfob (California)

    This is an unheralded little gem of a western. Full of rock-solid actors, but no big stars (Richard Dix, the biggest name in the cast, was beginning to settle into character parts after a long career as a leading man), this tight little western moves like lightning. Director William McGann made his name as an action specialist and second-unit director at Warner Bros. (it definitely has the Warner Bros. "look" to it, even though it's from Paramount), and he proved here that he was more than capable of handling a bigger-budget western. Tightly paced, full of rousing action and good performances, it deserves to be better known than it is.

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • i enjoyed this movie,richard dix was pretty good as wyatt earp,also was edgar buchanan as curly notch film western.