Frontier Marshal (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Frontier Marshal (1939)





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The second of three films based on the Wyatt Earp biography by Stuart N. Lake, Frontier Marshal stars Randolph Scott as Marshal Earp of Tombstone. Earp and his brothers enforce the law as much by reputation as by gunplay. Occasionally the marshal's efforts are complicated by his "friendly enemy" Doc Halliday (based on Doc Holliday and played by Cesar Romero), a consumptive gunslinger who runs the gambling activities in town. When a murderous outlaw (Joe Sawyer) invades Tombstone and kills Halliday, Earp is moved to action -- and the result is the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A remake of the 1934 film of the same name, Frontier Marshal was itself remade by John Ford as My Darling Clementine (1946), with Henry Fonda as Earp and Victor Mature as Doc Holliday.

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Randolph Scott
as Wyatt Earp
Nancy Kelly
as Sarah Allen
Cesar Romero
as Doc Holliday
John Carradine
as Ben Carter
Edward Norris
as Dan Blackmore
Eddie Foy Jr.
as Eddie Foy
Ward Bond
as Town Marshal
Joe Sawyer
as Curly Bill
Harry Hayden
as Mayor Henderson
Charles Stevens
as Indian Charlie
Tom Tyler
as Buck Newton
Dell Henderson
as Proprietor, Bella Union Cafe
Si Jenks
as Prospector
Gloria Roy
as Dance Hall Girl
Pat O'Malley
as Customer
Harry Woods
as Curly Bill's Man
Richard Alexander
as Curly Bill's Man
Fern Emmett
as Hotel Maid
Kathryn Sheldon
as Mrs. Garvey
John K. Butler
as Harassed Man
Arthur Ayleswofth
as Card Player
Kathrun Sheldon
as Mrs. Garvey
Eddie Dunn
as Card Player
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Critic Reviews for Frontier Marshal

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Even the heroes' daring on behalf of justice has an ugly, raw blankness that Dwan films with a nerve-jangling clatter of graphic angles, leaving the fleeting moments of solitary contemplation all the more desolate.

June 3, 2013

Weak Western occasionally shows Dwan's visual style.

July 7, 2010 | Full Review…

The first sound film helmed by Allan Dwan.

August 19, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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