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In Old Arizona
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Director:
Writers:
O. Henry (story)
Tom Barry (adaptation)
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Release Date:
20 January 1929 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
100% all -talking Fox Movietone Feature See more »
Plot:
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
wonderful film, the first all talked, and a lot of great talking. See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Warner Baxter ... The Cisco Kid

Edmund Lowe ... Sergeant Mickey Dunn
Dorothy Burgess ... Tonia Maria
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Armetta ... Barber (uncredited)
James Bradbury Jr. ... Soldier (uncredited)
Joe Brown ... Bartender (uncredited)
Frank Campeau ... Man Chasing Cisco (uncredited)
John Webb Dillon ... Second Soldier (uncredited)
Alphonse Ethier ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Pat Hartigan ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)
Soledad Jiménez ... Tonita the Cook (uncredited)
Ivan Linow ... Russian Immigrant (uncredited)
Tom London ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)

Helen Lynch ... Stagecoach Passenger (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
James A. Marcus ... Blacksmith Pop Higgins (uncredited)
Duke Martin ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Frank Nelson ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Joe - Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
Bob Roper ... Blacksmith's Assistant (uncredited)
Lola Salvi ... Italian Girl (uncredited)
Tom Santschi ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)
Evelyn Selbie ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Tom Smith ... Guard Atop Stage (uncredited)
Roy Stewart ... Commandant (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Soldier (uncredited)
Blackjack Ward ... Horse Wrangler (uncredited)
Fred Warren ... Piano Player (uncredited)

Directed by
Irving Cummings 
 
Writing credits
O. Henry (story "The Caballero's Way")

Tom Barry (adaptation)

Tom Barry (dialogue)

Paul Girard Smith  uncredited

Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson 
 
Film Editing by
Louis R. Loeffler  (as Louis Loeffler)
 
Makeup Department
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Archibald Buchanan .... assistant director (uncredited)
Frank Powolny .... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Woolstenhulme .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Edmund H. Hansen .... sound (as Edmund Hansen)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Fox .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first talkie shot outdoors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Cisco robs the stagecoach, he is wearing an army holster (flap-over), the same type the Sargeant wears. But for the rest of the movie, he wears an open holster.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
The Cisco Kid:Her flirting days are over. And she's ready to settle down.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Laggies (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
A Hot Time in the Old TownSee more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
wonderful film, the first all talked, and a lot of great talking., 15 September 2008
Author: tmwest from S. Paulo, Brazil

First time I got to know about this film was when I saw "O'Henry's Full House" in 1953. They showed a scene of this film and as I always liked westerns I was impressed by it being written by O'Henry and having as the main character "The Cisco Kid", which was present in so many B westerns from then on. Seeing the film recently I realized it is not really a western, because it lacks its main element: action. But it is a wonderful film, the first that was all talked, and we can say it is all talk. With no problems it could be a theatrical play. It comes from a short story of O'Henry, and in order to make it into a movie they added characters and dialogs, and did quite a good job. Even though Warner Baxter got the Oscar as the Kid, Edmund Lowe is just as good as Mickey Dunn, and as he talks about New York we realize what a fantastic city it must have been (and still is). Dorothy Burgess still carries on the acting of the silent movies and overacts, but is sexy and charismatic. A film not to be missed by those who are interested in the story of Cinema.

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