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Arizona Days (1937)

Approved | | Music, Western | 30 January 1937 (USA)
Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay.

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Tex Malinson
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Claude 'Grass' Hopper
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Professor McGill
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Marge Workman
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Harry Price
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Cookie (as Snub Pollard)
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Henchman Pete (as Glen Strange)
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1st Sheriff
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Joe Workman
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Sheriff Ed Higginbotham (as Bud Buster)
Salty Holmes ...
Salty Holmes (Harmonica Player)
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Wagon Show Performer
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Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay.

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Peripeteiai stin Arizona  »

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William Faversham's last movie. See more »

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Billy Workman: Say mister, are you a play actor?
Tex Malinson: Well, sorter.
Billy Workman: Well, what do you do?
Tex Malinson: Well, I play a guitar and make funny noises with my mouth.
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Remake of Paradise Canyon (1935) See more »

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High, Wide and Handsome
Written by Tex Ritter and Ted Choate
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There Isn't Much on Display Here
30 April 2008 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

A second disappointing follow up to Tex's first film, 'Song of the Gringo' (1936). Tex and his side kick, 'Hopper' (Syd Saylor, as a not so annoying comic relief) join a minstrel show in Arizona. This is the best part of the film, as it shows Tex on stage singing and then dealing with the villain Harry Price (the great badman Forrest Taylor) and his henchmen who enter the theater without paying.

Unfortunately, the only prints I've seen then cut out about the next ten minutes of the film, and suddenly Tex is a tax collector in a showdown with Price to get him to pay his taxes! There isn't much on display here. The prairie flower love interest is a cypher; we are also subjected to a too long ambush shoot out behind rocks. The only other 'high point' is a tense little bit of editing as the evil looking Price waits in the cantina to shoot Tex.

Tex does sing three co-written songs, one of which 'Tombstone, Arizona' has a four bar melody section taken directly from his version of 'The Big Rock Candy Mountain.' But that's okay! He also admitted in later years to how he 'stole' Leadbelly's melody for 'Goodnight Irene' and wrote new words recording it as 'I've Done the Best I Could.' He also borrowed 'Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay' for another of his hits. But all is forgiven Tex, because you did so many great songs, sang 'High Noon,' gave us John Ritter, and made some fairly decent westerns! But 'Arizona Days' is not one of them. I give it a 3.


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