Shadows of Tombstone (1953)

Genres - Western  |   Release Date - Sep 18, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 54 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Shadows of Tombstone is a fair-to-middling Rex Allen western. This time out, Rex and his sidekick Slim (Slim Pickens) try to prove that sheriff Webb (Emory Parnell) is a crook. Webb is in league with shady saloon-owner Mike (Roy Barcroft) and renegade bandit Delgado (Ric Roman), who hold the territory in thrall. Alas, Rex can't shoot the broad side of a barn at the beginning of the film -- but he learns, he learns! Jeanne Cooper, future soap-opera diva and the mother of TV-star Corbin Bernsen, does a neat job as the film's unconventional heroine. Stuck with a so-so script, director William Witney saves the day by keeping things constantly on the move.



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