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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved  |   |  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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Vladimir Sokoloff ...
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Loma
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Robert Barrat ...
Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
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Tina Pine ...
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Barbara Woodell ...
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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Print preserved by the Museum of Modern Art. See more »

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[repeated line]
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: I've known many women, but with you, I'm afraid.
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Referenced in Johnny Guitar (1954) See more »

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What a crafty, sneaky rascal
7 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

This man went to so much trouble to own his own personal territory that you almost rooted for him. He even spent 3 years learning calligraphy so he could forge the necessary land grant documents. Too bad the U.S. government go suspicious and made his little plan harder to pull off. An unusual western and a different role than we are used to seeing Price in.


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