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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 4 March 1950 (USA)
Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
Robin Short ...
Tina Pine ...
Rita (as Tina Rome)
Karen Kester ...
Sofia as a Child
Edward Keane ...
Surveyor General Miller
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Carrie Lansing
Mr. Richardson


The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling girl the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the girl and presses his claim to the entire Arizona territory. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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WOMEN fought for his kisses! MEN clamored for his life! See more »


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Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Baron von Arizona  »

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$135,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Price is excellent in an off-beat role for him
24 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Baron of Arizona" is a quirky,excellent film. The fact that the main character is based upon an actual one-time real person makes it even more interesting. Price is excellent in the title role and makes you almost want him to succeed.....I emphasize almost! The supporting cast,especially Drew,also perform well. This is an overlooked,but well done film. Of course,with Samuel Fuller in charge,that's not unusual. The action is not really what draws one to watch this film; the story itself is enough to make it an interesting and watchable film. Many of the characters add a great deal to the story itself,even though at times one gets the impression that some of them are there for continuity more than realism.HIGHLY recommended.

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