The film’s star is Bob Steele, one of the most prolific western actors of all time who’s career spanned decades. In Tombstone Terror, Steele plays Jimmy Dixon who is pursued by a band of Mexicans. He changes clothes with a tramp, who takes off on his horse. Four miles later, Jimmy walks onto the Double-O Ranch, from which he had been thrown off four years before by his dad, who had blamed Jimmy for something that his twin brother Duke had done. Duke, home from college, took over the ranch when Mr. Dixon became ill, and ran it into the ground. When Duke goes to the bank to repay a debt to Jimmy, he rides onto Phoenix with all of the ranch money. Jimmy, forced to pose as his brother, runs into Duke's fiancée, Jean Adams and a Phoenix girl friend, then has to fight Swede over a dancer. Jimmy learns that gambler Regan and Duke plan to steal the Double-O herd along with the cattle they're already rustled from neighboring ranches. Duke tips Regan about Jimmy, who is nearly killed. Remorseful, Duke joins Jimmy in the showdown against the rustlers and dies protecting his father.
The son of director Robert N. Bradbury, Bob Steele began his show-business career early: he was part of his family's vaudeville act at age two, and toured with them all over the West Coast. His short stature and scrappy nature were things that many young western fans could identify with and his films were quite popular. Steele often ventured into other genres, and gave acclaimed performances over the years, often playing against his "good-guy" cowboy image in such classic films as Of Mice and Men (1939) - in which he received some of the best reviews of his career as the sadistic Curley - and The Big Sleep (1946), and he was especially memorable as a cold-blooded mob triggerman in The Enforcer (1951). As Steele got older he became a familiar face to TV fans as a guest star in many, if not most, of the western series at the time, and at age 59 he landed the part he is best known for: the aging but cantankerous Trooper Duffy, who at the drop of a hat would began reminiscing about his fighting "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo" in the western comedy series "F Troop" (1965). After a few more film appearances (including an impressive one as a remorseful member of a lynching party in Hang 'Em High (1968)), Steele retired from the screen in 1973. Bob Steele's long career, spanned more than 50 years.
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