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Arizona (1940)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  25 December 1940 (USA)
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Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his ... See full summary »

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Warren William ...
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Paul Harvey ...
George Chandler ...
Haley
Byron Foulger ...
Pete Kitchen
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Grant Oury
Paul Lopez ...
Estevan Ochoa
Colin Tapley ...
Bart Massey
Uvaldo Varela ...
Hilario Callego (as Roberto Álvarez)
Earl Crawford ...
Joe Briggs
Griff Barnett ...
Sam Hughes (as Griff Barnette)
Ludwig Hardt ...
Meyer
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Phoebe Titus is a tough, swaggering pioneer woman, but her ways become decidedly more feminine when she falls for California bound Peter Muncie. But Peter won't be distracted from his journey and Phoebe is left alone and plenty busy with villains Jefferson Carteret and Lazarus Ward plotting at every turn to destroy her freighting company. She has not seen the last of Peter, however. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Turbulent Adventure in the Great West! See more »

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25 December 1940 (USA)  »

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A Amazona de Tucson  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In 1940, when this film was released, Jean Arthur was forty years old and her "love Interest", William Holden was only twenty-two. See more »

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As the robbers are making their escape after blowing Phoebe's safe, Phoebe is seen leaving her home apparently tucking her shirt in. The next scene, she is still tied to her bed where the robbers put her before the robbery. See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Titus: Mr. Oury, am I hearing you right? Are you talking about giving Arizona back to the Indians?
Grant Oury: That's one way of saying it, Phoebe.
Judge Bogardus: Like Oury says, it's better to leave what we built here than get our bones picked clean by buzzards.
Phoebe Titus: What did you ever build?
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(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
In the score when the citizens declare for the South
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A Western movie worth watching!
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are a Lover of Cowboy movies as I am, you find this to be one of the best! When watching these kind of movies, you will find it more interesting if you look at the little things. The costuming is outstanding. The revolvers are right for the period. You can see that the money spent on sets was well worth it. This is not the Gene Autry 'soapy' kind of western. The characters have holes in their shirts; their clothes are worn; the hats are beat up. Had this film had a stronger male lead, like a Randolph Scott, or Errol Flynn rather than a very young William Holden, and been in color... In color you could then feel the heat and smell the sage brush, it would have been one of the most watched westerns ever. Jean Arthur is wonderful as she usually is in her movies. Edgar Buchanan is very funny. The casting is really great. William Holden does do a very nice job, but having him try to sing, must have been something expected at that time. No Sex, No bad language, amazing that today they make up for a weak script and acting with those two items. My thought is that it is too short at 121 minutes. I would like to have it go on for ever. A remake of this movie would be a treat.


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