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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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James Addison Reavis (1843-1914) was a real person who, as depicted in the movie, was found guilty of attempting to steal most of Arizona by forging land grant documents. He paid a fine of $5,000 and served two years in jail. See more »

Quotes

Sofia 'The Baroness' de Peralta-Reavis: I am Mrs. James Reavis, and one of us must have the dignity to accept punishment. One of us must have the dignity to recognize love. I'll always love you. Nothing can change that.
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: You still want me?
Sofia 'The Baroness' de Peralta-Reavis: I'll want you until the day I die. It is not death - it is dying that alarms me. it is not your crime - it is your weakness that alarms me.
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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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