Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die

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Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die
Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William C. McGann
Produced by Harry Sherman
Written by Albert S. Le Vino (screenplay)
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay)
Charles Reisner (story)
Dean Riesner (story)
Starring Richard Dix
Edgar Buchanan
Frances Gifford
Don Castle
Rex Bell
Music by Gerard Carbonara
Edited by Carroll Lewis
Sherman A. Rose
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 13, 1942 (1942-06-13)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.


Set in the legendary town of Tombstone, Arizona, the plot centers on former gunslinger Wyatt Earp, who helps 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.


Actor Role
Richard Dix Wyatt Earp
Edgar Buchanan Curly Bill Brocious
Frances Gifford Ruth Grant
Don Castle Johnny Duanne
Rex Bell Virgil Earp
Kent Taylor Doc Holliday
Clem Bevans Tadpole Foster
Victor Jory Ike Clanton

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