The Toughest Gun in Tombstone is a 1958 western directed by Earl Bellamy. The film is set during the 1880's in the Arizona territory along the Mexican/American border. It features widower Matt Sloane (George Montgomery), an Arizona ranger sent undercover to the rowdy town of Tombstone under the guise of a wanted criminal. He is given the task of uncovering a silver smuggling operation led by Johnny Ringo (Jim Davis), Ike Clanton (Gerald Milton), and Curly Bill Brosius (Lane Bradford). The pressure is on to banish these scoundrels so that Arizona can become a state. To make matters worse, Sloane's son, Terry (Scotty Morrow), recently ran away from home and is on his way to Tombstone. On his journey, Terry is hunted by Ike Clanton, the man who murdered Sloane's wife and Terry's mother. The tension builds as Sloane tries to protect his son and establish order in this town of outlaws.