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'Neath the Arizona Skies -- 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...

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Director:
Writers:
Burl R. Tuttle (story)
Burl R. Tuttle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 December 1934 (USA) See more »
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Hair-trigger Action! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A young Wayne shines in otherwise boring film See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Chris Morrell
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Hall Crane ... Express Agent (uncredited)
Earl Dwire ... Tom - Nina's Father (uncredited)
Billy Franey ... Old Prospector (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Henchman (uncredited)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Matt Downing (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Town Mayor (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Henchman Shorty (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Henchman Asking Chris for Nina (uncredited)
Tex Phelps ... Henchman Overhearing Hodges (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ... Office Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry L. Fraser  (as Harry Fraser)
 
Writing credits
Burl R. Tuttle (story "Gun Glory") (as Burl Tuttle)

Burl R. Tuttle (screenplay) (as Burl Tuttle)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Billy Barber (1985) (as William Barber)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles J. Hunt (film editor) (as Charles Hunt)
Carl Pierson (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
E.R. Hickson 
 
Sound Department
Ralph Shugart .... recordist
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Jay Wilsey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
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Billy Barber .... conductor (1985 altered version) (as William Barber)
 
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52 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)
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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 »
Quotes:
Chris Morrell:Some men are like books written in a strange language, and that makes it awfully hard to read them.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Circle Canyon (1933)See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A young Wayne shines in otherwise boring film, 13 September 1999
Author: Delphian (entzje@hotmail.com) from Walla Walla, WA

This early John Wayne film left a lot to be desired. Nonetheless, for a 1934 low-budget film, it wasn't all that bad. The film's saving grace is that it clocks in at just over 50 minutes. About the time you're getting bored with it and ready to move on, it is over.

‘Neath Arizona Skies is badly in need of restoration. The image quality is fair at best and the sound track is scratchy throughout. However, despite the erosion of time, the story line remains interesting, if predictable. Your typical western, the story traces the hero's (Wayne) attempts to save a half-breed child whose worth $50,000 in oil money.

The young Wayne shows promise of what was to come. He saves the show from otherwise stale acting. One notable exception is Gaby Hayes in an uncredited bit part. He is charming and provides Wayne with a solid support that makes Wayne look better than he probably was at that time. One obvious neglect is costume design. The woman (Shelia Terry) - Wayne's love interest - is dressed in very fashionable 1930s attire, and sticks out like a sore thumb against the men in their buckskins and cowboy hats.

If you can stand bad costuming, fake sound effects and a grainy picture, the film is worth seeing. In others words, if you aren't a diehard Wayne fan, don't bother.

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