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'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

 -  Western  -  5 December 1934 (USA)
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Sheila Terry ...
Clara Moore
Shirley Jean Rickert ...
Nina (as Shirley Jane Rickert)
Jack Rockwell ...
Vic Byrd
Yakima Canutt ...
Sam Black
Harry L. Fraser ...
Henchman in the Brush (as Weston Edwards)
Jay Wilsey ...
Jim Moore (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Philip Kieffer ...
Jameson Hodges (as Phil Keefer)


Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and her father as well. Besides dealing with the Black gang, Morrell has to find another robber, Jim Moore, who switches clothes with him after he finds Chris unconscious from a fight with Sam Black. Along the way, he meets a lady who's the sister of Jim Moore, another bad hombre who's in cahoots with Jim Moore, and an old friend who takes in Nina and helps Chris locate Nina's father and fight off the various desperadoes. Written by Dale Roloff<>

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fight | oil | outlaw | robbery | violence | See more »


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5 December 1934 (USA)  »

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'Neath the Arizona Skies  »

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(Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In the scene where Chris Morrell (John Wayne) has to leap from his horse onto a railroad handcart to capture Sam Black (Yakima Canutt), Canutt doubles for Wayne and Wayne doubles for Canutt. See more »


Chris Morrell: Snakes like you usually die of their own poison.
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Cool old Wayne, one of my Fay.
21 July 2008 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

This Lone Star Pictures feature from 1934 doesn't seem to hold up as well as many of John Wayne's other early pictures. The technical quality is a little less pristine, and the plot is a little less enjoyable. 'Neath Arizona Skies a little different from many westerns in that a child lies at the heart of this story. John Wayne is "Daddy Chris" Morrell to a little Indian girl named Nina; Nina's mother is dead, and no one knows where her white father is or if he is dead or alive. Thanks to the discovery of oil on Indian lands, little Nina is suddenly worth fifty thousand dollars; this fact does not go unnoticed by desperadoes such as Sam Black (Yakima Canutt) and his gang. Morrell manages to escape town with Nina, but he is forced to send her ahead in order to slow down Black and his gang. The place of safety he sends her to ends up putting her in even more danger, and Morrell's troubles only increase when another bad guy tries to frame him for robbery. There is a decent amount of action, but it is your basic shoot-out, fisticuffs, and horse chase scenario that plays out. There is nothing really wrong with 'Neath Arizona Skies, but it just fails to excite me the way some of The Duke's other early

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