6.7/10
507
21 user 18 critic

Frontier Marshal (1939)

Approved | | Western | 28 July 1939 (USA)
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Sam Hellman (screen play), Stuart N. Lake (based on a book by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A private deadly feud ensues when ruthless wealthy rancher Will Isham attempts a takeover of small rancher Owen Merritt's land and marries Owen's old flame, Laure Bidwell.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Joan Leslie, Ellen Drew
Jesse James (1939)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings
Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While cleaning Tombstone of outlaws, Michael Wyatt receives amorous attentions of saloon dancer, while the typical girl woos good of the people, to take the upper hand.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: George O'Brien, Irene Bentley, George E. Stone
Gunfighters (1947)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Gunfighter Brazos Kane takes a job on a ranch but he is unjustly accused of killing fellow cowhand Bob Tyrell and must clear himself by finding the real killer.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Dorothy Hart
Western Union (1941)
Certificate: Passed History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sheriff Mark Rowley and his brother John find themselves in an annexed area of Indian Territory which is home to notorious outlaws like Jesse James and Sam Bass.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Richards, George 'Gabby' Hayes
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Randolph Scott, Binnie Barnes, Henry Wilcoxon
Adventure | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A U.S. Marshall and two deputies rescue a cattle rustler from a lynch mob led by a local cattle baron convinced that the rustler also killed his son.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Wayne Morris, Joan Weldon
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Wyatt Earp
Nancy Kelly ... Sarah Allen
Cesar Romero ... Doc Halliday
Binnie Barnes ... Jerry
John Carradine ... Ben Carter
Edward Norris ... Dan Blackmore
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Eddie Foy
Ward Bond ... Town Marshal
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Pringle
Chris-Pin Martin ... Pete
Joe Sawyer ... Curley Bill
Dell Henderson ... Dave Hall (as Del Henderson)
Harry Hayden ... Mayor Henderson
Ventura Ybarra Ventura Ybarra ... Pablo
Charles Stevens ... Indian Charlie
Edit

Storyline

Early low budget version of the famous Gunfight at OK Corral with Scott as Wyatt Earp and Romero as Doc Holiday. Remade by John Ford as "My Darling Clementine" in 1946 and by John Sturges as "Gunfight at OK Corral" in 1957 Written by <jbsports@li.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

I'M THE LAW IN TOMBSTONE!,,,when Wyatt Earp tamed the wickedest town in all the West! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'aigle des frontières See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris-Pin Martin, who plays the Mexican bartender, played another Mexican in a different version of the story, Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942). See more »

Goofs

The film has Doc Holliday being shot to death in an ambush by Curly Bill Brocius shortly before the shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on October 26. 1881. Holliday actually died of consumption in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on November 8, 1887. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Allen: John...
John 'Doc' Halliday: Yes, Sarah?
Sarah Allen: Isn't it more thrilling to give life than take it away?
See more »

Connections

Version of Tombstone (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
(1909) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by A. Baldwin Sloane
Performed by Binnie Barnes and chorus girls, and
Joined by Hank Mann at the end of the song
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
the inspiration for John Ford's classic My Darling Clementine
29 March 2008 | by disdressed12See all my reviews

i liked this western quite a bit.it is made in 1939,and some may find the pace a bit sedate,but that didn't bother me.i liked the story and the cast of characters.the main character is Wyatt Earp(Randolph Scott)newly deputized as marshal to try to bring some law into the town of Tombstone.The character Of Doc Halliday(Ceasar Romero)also plays a prominent role.there were a few scenes which were meant to be funny,and they probably were back in 1939,but they fell a bit flat for me.it's the movie that inspired the John Ford classic My Darling Clementine(1946).the 1957 movie Gunfight at the OK Corral is also apparently inspired by this movie.one thing i should mention is that the sound and the picture were crystal clear,so kudos for Fox for the technical work that went into the DVD.anyway,when all is said and done,i thought this was a pretty good movie.easily an 8/10


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed