Bad Men of Tombstone (1949)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film  |   Release Date - Jan 22, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Director Kurt Neumann, more closely associated with science fiction and mystery programmers, delivers a powerhouse of a pocket western in Bad Men of Tombstone. Barry Sullivan and Broderick Crawford head the cast as a pair of gunslingers who hold no regrets and evidently harbor no consciences. They ride into a mining camp during the Gold Rush days and set about staking a claim--and woe be unto him who gets in the way. A blood-splattered gunfight is the logical conclusion when the two gunfighters have their final falling out. Screenwriters Philip Yordan and Arthur Strawn clearly hold their leading characters in contempt, but can't help imbuing them with a certain degree of fascination.



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