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The Gentleman from Arizona (1939)

Approved | | Action, Music, Western | 25 December 1939 (USA)
Advertised as the first movie shot entirely in Arizona, which it wasn't (the first movie shot in Arizona, that is) by several country miles and years, and featuring Arizonians such as ... See full summary »

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Ruth Reece ...
Juanita Coburn
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Wild Bill Coburn
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Pokey Sanders (as John King)
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Georgia Coburn
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'Van' Van Wyck
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Martha
Doc Pardee ...
Doc Pardee - Announcer
Ross Santee ...
Ross (Ranch Guest)
Adrianna Galvez ...
Senorita Adrianna
Johnnie Morris ...
Pee Wee (as John Morris)
Sherry Hall ...
The Gimp
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Buck the Dog
Golden Westerners ...
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Rex Jr. ...
Sky Rex
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Advertised as the first movie shot entirely in Arizona, which it wasn't (the first movie shot in Arizona, that is) by several country miles and years, and featuring Arizonians such as ten-year-old Ruth Reece, a singer on radio station KOY, and Doc Pardee, a horse trainer who also had the reputation as the fastest talking rodeo announcer in the profession, the story takes place on the Coburn Ranch (played by the real Gillespie Ranch in southern Arizona), a cattle empire that stretches over many thousand of acres, but has fallen on hard times because the owner, "Wild Bill" Coburn, owes the government $80,000 in back taxes. Coburn sees two solutions to the problem; one is for his thoroughbred, Sky Lancer, to win the Arizona Derby, and the other is to have his daughter Georgia marry the wealthy "Van" Van Wyck, whose horse, "The Gem" is Sky Lancer's only rival for the derby purse. Roving cowhands Pokey and Pee Wee arrive at the ranch and are given jobs because Pokey is the only man who can... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hear the nation's number one song hit 'EL RANCHO GRANDE! (original print ad) See more »

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Action | Music | Western

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Approved | See all certifications »
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25 December 1939 (USA)  »

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Arizona Thoroughbred  »

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Trivia

Leading lady Joan Barclay drives a 1938 Buick four-door convertible throughout the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Call of the Range
Written by Milton Rosen and Everett Carter
Sung by John 'Dusty' King (as John King)
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Super, Remarkable, Mesmerizing, Matchless, Very Original!, Real, Fine Choice, Reflecting, Magnificent!, Worth Watching!!!
4 November 1999 | by (ArizonA) – See all my reviews

Well done - a real 'benchmark' for the movie industry. Worth watching. It will depicts the Phoenix, Arizona area in the late 1930's. Rewarding entertainment for ALL ages! Very original and excellent directing and extremely well written.


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