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Henry Goes Arizona (1939)

Passed | | Western, Comedy, Drama | 8 December 1939 (USA)
Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because ... See full summary »

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Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because he and his gang want control of the JC Ranch. Written by <crj1@cornell.edu>

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Western | Comedy | Drama

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El héroe de Tontonia  »

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Ann Morriss (Jill Harper), Olin Howland (Ted Slocum), Robert Emmett Keane (Bentley), Erville Alderson (Dr. John Clemens) and Martin Faust (Jake) are in casting call lists/studio records for those roles, but they did not appear in this movie. See more »

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A drunk (Uncle Henry in disguise) with a jug staggers into the shack where Molly is held captive. He goes over to the table, takes out the cork from the jug and takes a swig. He puts the jug down without putting the cork back in. He staggers a few steps away, then comes back for another drink and the cork has been replaced. See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
(1847) (uncredited)
Written by E.P. Christie and Ferd V.D. Garretson
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What a charmer!!!
12 October 2005 | by (Richmond) – See all my reviews

This film is just pure delight. If you want a serious flick on the world's problems, this isn't one of them. Half of it doesn't even make sense, which is a great part of its easy charm. Is this really Arizona in 1939, or did the director even bother checking out the place? It really doesn't matter. If Frank Morgan was half as nice a man in real life as he is in this picture, then I wish I had known him. Young Virginia Weidler is a delight. Morgan's comedic timing ought to be studied in film schools. He can move from yes to no and back to yes on a dime. The first scenes in the film when, as an out of work actor, he's offered a vaudeville job as the target of a drunken sharpshooter, is a masterpiece of fast dialog and twisting body language. Nobody ever dithered like Frank Morgan. Thanks to TCM for showing it and don't miss it the next time.


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