TOMBSTONE is the story of Wyatt Earp and the events that occurred before and after the infamous battle at the O.K. Corral in Arizona on October 26, 1881. The streets of Tombstone seethe with tension on that day as Earp, his two brothers, and Doc Holliday pit themselves against the Clanton and McCaury brothers in a deadly battle. Although Earp had determined to “settle down,” he quickly changed his mind given Tombstone’s lawless ways. At the outset, the Clanton and McCaury brothers interrupt a peaceful wedding party, killing the bride and groom, then shooting the priest in a revolting display of irreverence. The actual gunbattle consists of several running gunfights in different locations. Doc Holliday, on the point of death, rallies from a sick bed to help Earp and guns down Billy, one of the brothers. This episode proved to be the climax of the infamous battle, and Earp left Tombstone later, traveling widely and operating saloons in San Diego, California; Nome, Alaska; and Tonopah, Nevada, before settling down in Los Angeles until his death in 1929. A movie postscript states that cowboy stars William Hart and Tom Mix attended Earp’s funeral–and Tom Mix wept.
Regrettably, TOMBSTONE goes nowhere with mediocre plot, acting and cinematography, but does have excessive foul, profane, language and graphic, bloody violence. It deserves an early death.
(H, LLL, NN, S, VVV) Humanism; over 33 obscenities & 23 profanities; brief upper female nudity in brothel scene; implied fornication; and, excessive violence in people being gunned down & shot at point-blank range (in numerous scenes).