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What do you know about Tombstone? Try this Alan's FUN Western Films Trivia quiz. You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.

1) Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre. The film involves Wyatt Earp and his brothers moving to Tombstone, Arizona where they and Doc Holliday face off against a band of criminals called the Cowboys.

  • True or False?

2) In Tombstone, who plays Wyatt Earp?

  • Burt Lancaster
  • Kevin Costner
  • Kurt Russell

3) In Tombstone, who is NOT play one of Wyatt's brothers?

  • Sam Elliott
  • Bill Paxton
  • Martin Milner

4) In the movie Tombstone, who plays Doc Holliday?

  • Kirk Douglas
  • Val Kilmer
  • Dennis Quaid

5) Just as Wyatt and his brothers begin to benefit from a stake in a gambling emporium and saloon, they have their first encounter with the Cowboys, a band of ruthless outlaws. Led by "Curly Bill" Brocious, the Cowboy members are identifiable by the red sashes worn around their waist. Conflict is narrowly avoided upon Wyatt's insistence that he is retired and no longer interested in pursuing a career in enforcing the law. Lewis Smith plays "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone.

  • True or False?

6) Who plays Billy Clanton in the film?

  • Frank Stallone
  • Buck Taylor
  • Thomas Haden Church

7) Tombstone Marshal Fred White was depicted as being an older man, but in fact was either 31 or 32 at the time of his death. Harry Carey, Jr. plays White and is 72 at the time.

  • True or False?

8) The film portrays both the assassination attempt of Virgil Earp and the assassination of Morgan Earp happening on the same night. What was the difference in Virgil's wound and Morgan's death?

  • 3 days
  • 3 weeks
  • 3 months

9) The day of the O.K. Corral shooting is portrayed as hot, when in reality it was cold and had snowed the day before. It happens October 26, 1881.

  • True or False?

10) Josie Marcus is not a well known actress, and in fact had been in Tombstone, Arizona for quite some time prior to Wyatt Earp's arrival, having lived previously with a lawyer, and with Sheriff Behan. In Tombstone, who plays Josie Marcus?

  • Dana Delany
  • Joanna Going
  • Rhonda Fleming

10) The "Earp wives", or rather the wives of brothers Morgan, James and Virgil have high respect for Wyatt Earp, feeling he had the correct influence over his brothers' decisions.

  • True or False?


Tombstone Answers

  1. True
  2. Kurt Russell
  3. Martin Milner
  4. Val Kilmer
  5. False. Powers Boothe plays "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone.
  6. Thomas Haden Church
  7. True
  8. 3 months
  9. True
  10. Dana Delany
  11. False. The "Earp wives", or rather the wives of brothers Morgan, James and Virgil did not in fact care for Wyatt Earp, feeling he had too much sway over his brothers' decisions.

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