Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die

Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die is a 1942 Western film about the gunfight at the OK Corral 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 features Rex Bell as Virgil Earp and Victor Jory as Ike Clanton.

Tombstone, the Town Too Tough to Die
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Directed byWilliam C. McGann
Produced byHarry Sherman
Written byAlbert S. Le Vino (screenplay)
Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay)
Charles Reisner (story)
Dean Riesner (story)
StarringRichard Dix
Edgar Buchanan
Frances Gifford
Don Castle
Rex Bell
Music byGerard Carbonara
Edited byCarroll Lewis
Sherman A. Rose
Paramount Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 13, 1942 (1942-06-13)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.


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