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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...
'Neath the Arizona Skies -- In this western, the Duke stars as Chris Morrell, a man helping protect a Native-American girl and the oil rich lands she owns from avaricious villians.


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Burl R. Tuttle (story)
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5 December 1934 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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'Neath the Arizona Skies is a not-so-bad early John Wayne western See more (18 total) »


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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
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
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 »
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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'Neath the Arizona Skies is a not-so-bad early John Wayne western, 25 November 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

If you've been reading my reviews under my username lately, you've probably guessed I've been reviewing the "Our Gang" series in chronological order for the last several weeks as well as many features featuring many of its members in between some of those shorts the same way. So it is that I'm now reviewing this B-movie starring John Wayne before real stardom reached him with Stagecoach in '39 in which he's the guardian of a half-breed girl played by Shirley Jean Rickert years after leaving that series I just named. She was blonde with curls there but has a dark straight wig here. Even at less than an hour, much of the dialogue is expository that gets boring after a while so it probably would have helped if a score had been performed during those scenes as well as during a pretty exciting shoot-out and chase at the end. Still, I'm glad to have watched this on the Internet Archive so on that note, 'Neath the Arizona Skies is at the least, worth a look for fans of The Duke and Our Gang.

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