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Arizona (1940)

Approved | | Western | 25 December 1940 (USA)
During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.

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Pete Kitchen
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Grant Oury
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Estevan Ochoa
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Bart Massey
Uvaldo Varela ...
Hilario Callego (as Roberto Álvarez)
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Joe Briggs
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Sam Hughes (as Griff Barnette)
Ludwig Hardt ...
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Storyline

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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Western

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25 December 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Chief Fighting Bear, who served as technical advisor on the film, was head of the Black River Apaches. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the Apache raiders are fleeing the cattle stampede, modern tire tracks can be seen (possibly those of the camera vehicle driving ahead of the riders). See more »

Quotes

Phoebe Titus: Ward, you've got an idea you run this town, so I'll set you right about one thing. I've got my livestock and a pie business to take care of. That don't leave me much time for chasin' thieves! Keep your men away from my place or I'll double-load this gun and blow a whole in you that they could drive a team of mules through.
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Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played often in the score as a love theme for Phoebe and Peter
Performed by William Holden (banjo and vocal)
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Letter from the set of Jean Arthur's "Arizona".
11 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been a fan of Jean Arthur for many years, and the reason for this post is not so much to review the movie (which I enjoyed), but to share some trivia about the production. I have a letter from a man associated with the production, Charles Bimbo, and in his letter he describes working on the set and how Jean Arthur gave him the job of taking care of the farm animals that appeared in the film. His letter has the name of the film, and directors name on the envelope itself. On the back of the letter is a studio stamp from the picture.

It's just a nice piece of history, and I'm glad to own it. I have submitted an additional crew member to the cast and crew list, as he was not listed and I have historical proof of his role. It still is in excellent shape even after 73 years. Apparently he was a friend of my family and sent them an update of his life and times; just wanted to share.


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