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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

 -  Drama | History | Romance  -  4 March 1950 (USA)
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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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Sofia de Peralta-Reavis
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Pepito Alvarez
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Loma Morales
Reed Hadley ...
John Griff
Robert Barrat ...
Judge Adams (as Robert H. Barrat)
Robin Short ...
Tom Lansing
Tina Pine ...
Rita (as Tina Rome)
Karen Kester ...
Sofia as a Child
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Marquesa de Santella
Jonathan Hale ...
Governor
Edward Keane ...
Surveyor General Miller
Barbara Woodell ...
Mrs. Carrie Lansing
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Mr. Richardson
Fred Kohler Jr. ...
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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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4 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Print preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »

Quotes

John Griff: There's only one thing about this case I can't understand.
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: What's that?
John Griff: After devoting so many years to this scheme, what made you confess?
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: I fell in love with my wife.
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"I've known many women but with you, I'm afraid."
2 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Vincent Price plays real-life swindler and forger James Reavis, who cooks up a scheme to steal the territory of Arizona. The true story of this man is pretty interesting. Obviously, as is always the case with movies based on real events, some facts have been altered for dramatic purposes. It's not a bad little movie. There are some dull stretches but Vincent Price's performance is good enough to keep your interest throughout. He is really the whole show. The support is fine but nobody's quite on the level of Price. Ellen Drew is pretty but miscast. Nice direction from Sam Fuller. Certainly worth a look, especially for Price and Fuller fans, but it doesn't have much repeat value for me.


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