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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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Leaves a lot to be desired even for Duke fans See more (15 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)
 
Music Department
Billy Barber .... conductor (1985 altered version) (as William Barber)
 
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52 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Leaves a lot to be desired even for Duke fans, 5 September 2006
Author: keesha45 from United States

This rates as the worst of the Duke's early shoot-em-ups that this writer has seen. Still, the worst John Wayne western has much to offer. My big beefs are that the plot line has a hole in it so big you could drive a stagecoach through it. The hero Chris Morrell meets a girl named Clara who turns out to be the sister of his slain friend Bud Moore. Later, she introduces him to her brother Jim, who earlier had switched shirts and hats with an unconscious Chris at the riverbank. Yet, despite being best friend to her brother, Chris doesn't seem to know that Bud had a sister AND a brother who is a bad enough hombre that his first appearance in this film is robbing an express office. Even more implausible is that Clara doesn't recognize the shirt that Chris is wearing at the riverbank as being identical to one belonging to her brother, especially since it appears as something so dressy that no self-respecting cowboy would wear it in public except to a dance. Another bigger beef that rates as a GOOF comes at the movie's beginning. While packing Nina's clothes for their journey,Chris tells her they're heading north to find her dad. Since they're still presumably in Oklahoma, which is east but not south of Arizona, a northward journey means the picture should be retitled "Neath Nebraska Skies." Despite its faults, it's a pretty typical B western with not much to distinguish it from Wayne's other Lone Star pictures, except for the Shirley Temple wannabe they stuck in this picture. Shirley had nothing to fear from the competition here. Dale Roloff

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