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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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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Thursday 20 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelpha Thursday 8 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first telecast 2 August 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 16 September 1961 on WCBS (Channel 2). 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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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Little-known gem
28 July 2003 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

Terrific B-western/comedy starring Frank Morgan (THE WIZARD OF OZ) as a cowardly vaudeville performer who inherits a ranch in Tonto City, Arizona. HENRY GOES ARIZONA offers up plenty of the old B-western formulas and clichés, but with a comedic twist. This, along with excellent performances by Morgan, Virginia Weidler (the kid from THE PHILADELPHIA STORY) and veteran character actor Guy Kibbee, raise this one far above the ordinary run of mediocre B-oaters.

8/10

(Addendum, 10/21/05: I'm glad to see that more people are seeing this great little movie. It deserves the exposure.)


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