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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 »
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Sanitized version of O.Henry's "The Caballero's Way" 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)
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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
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
A restored Blu-ray edition of the film was released by 20th Century ox Home Entertainment in 2013. Watching it, one reviewer claims that 'almost certainly" that actor Raoul Walsh can be seen, in scenes shot before his accident, as cowboy on horseback under a big hat in long shots with bluffs in the background. Walsh, as director of an early John Wayne Western two years later, The Big Trail (1930), would utilize the same bluffs.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:
Featured in The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
My ToniaSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Sanitized version of O.Henry's "The Caballero's Way", 14 June 2000
Author: FISHER L. FORREST (fisherforrest@sprintmail.com) from Jacksonville, Oregon, USA

This is likely the first sound western film as well as the first sound film done out-of-doors. Suggested by "The Caballero's Way", a short story by William Sidney Porter (O.Henry), the main character, "The Cisco Kid", has been considerably upgraded. Porter's "Kid" was a ruthless bandit who didn't like people who got in his way, especially sheriffs. When a sheriff seduced the "Kid's" girl-friend into betraying him into an ambush, the "Kid", ruthlessly clever, took his revenge in a sadistic fashion. In case one might want to read the story, I will say no more. In the film, the "Kid" is a bandit right enough, but a sympathetic one, and sufficiently clever to outwit a sheriff who persuades the girlfriend to disarm the "Kid". She does this by charming him into taking off his gun when he meets her for a tryst. Don't worry, the "Kid" is one up on this trick, too, but protects himself in somewhat gentler fashion than in the story. If one could view this film today it would seem a museum piece, but not without some pictorial charm. I remember the photography as very pictorial, as with some later sequels, and there is a scene of bacon frying over a campfire that rather startled 1929 film goers with the realistic sound.

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