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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 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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Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
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Mrs. Carrie Lansing
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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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He Stole The State Of Arizona And Gave It To His Bride! See more »


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4 March 1950 (USA)  »

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$135,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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surprisingly wonderful film
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only use the word surprising because I happened upon this movie very late one night a long time ago. I remember looking in the T.V. guide and seeing that I had a choice between this movie and nothing else. I mean what kind of title is this ? i remember thinking , and starring Vincent Price of all people, who at the time I could only recall from the somewhat silly "The Fly". Well I figured what the hell. So I settled in and expected to be bored and disgusted for as long as I could stand. Then the surprise happened. I was thoroughly captivated by this unique and well made story which to my other great surprise also happened to be true, the attempted theft of the entire state of Arizona by a schemer apparently without equal. Vincent Price's performance completed the trifecta by amazing me with his skill as a legitimate actor. I would very much like to see this movie again but am not hopeful at the present. Like so many others it seems to have vanished. What is interesting about this fact is that when T.V. was free, there was more to choose from, unlike today where we pay to see the same things over and over.


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