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Writer:
Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
4 March 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He Stole The State Of Arizona And Gave It To His Bride! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Unbelievable But True Story See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... James Addison Reavis

Ellen Drew ... Sofia de Peralta-Reavis
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Pepito Alvarez

Beulah Bondi ... 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

Margia Dean ... Marquesa de Santella
Jonathan Hale ... Governor
Edward Keane ... Surveyor General Miller
Barbara Woodell ... Mrs. Carrie Lansing

I. Stanford Jolley ... Mr. Richardson
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Demmings
Tristram Coffin ... McCleary
Gene Roth ... Father Guardian
Angelo Rossitto ... Angie - Gypsy (as Angelo Rosito)
Ed East ... Hank
Joseph J. Greene ... Mr. Gunther (as Joe Greene)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Borgani ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Brother Gregory (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Townsman Watching Beavis Return to Arizona (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Board Member - Department of Interior (uncredited)
Terry Frost ... Morelle - Vigilante (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Griff's Associate (uncredited)
Pat Goldin ... Diminutive Franciscan Monk (uncredited)
Stephen S. Harrison ... Surveyor's Assistant (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man in the Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Meader ... Hank - Lansing's Father-in-Law (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Board Member - Department of the Interior (uncredited)
Robert A. O'Neil ... Brother Paul (uncredited)
Adolfo Ornelas ... Mr. Martinez (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Guest at Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Stanley Price ... Mr. Reynolds (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Man at Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Blackie Whiteford ... Townsman (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli ... Greco (uncredited)

Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Fuller (written by)

Homer Croy  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Carl K. Hittleman .... producer
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe 
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton 
 
Casting by
Yolanda Molinari 
 
Production Design by
Jack Poplin 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
 
Set Decoration by
Otto Siegel  (as Otto Seigel)
Edward R. Robinson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Loretta Francel .... hair stylist (as Loretta Franzel)
Vern Murdock .... makeup artist (as Vernon Murdoch)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Fox .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Harry Coswick .... sound effects
Garry A. Harris .... sound engineer (as Garry Harris)
 
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Donald Steward .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Black .... gaffer (uncredited)
Joe Carpenter .... grip (uncredited)
Marty Crail .... still photographer (uncredited)
Curt Fetters .... camera operator (uncredited)
E. Truman Joiner .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe
Kitty Mager .... wardrobe (as Kitty Major)
 
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... conductor
 
Other crew
Murray Lerner .... executive assistant
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
Millie Winter .... dialogue coach
Dorothy B. Cormack .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Johnny Guitar (1954)See more »

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Unbelievable But True Story, 2 May 2014
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

After His Debut Directorial Movie, I Shot Jesse James (1949) and Before one of His most Admired, The Steel Helmet (1951), Sam Fuller made this Awkward, Stuffy, but Enticing "Western" about a Real Life Story that is a Truth Stranger than Fiction.

A Forger/Con Artist/Swindler/Thief and all around Bad Dude decides to Spend a Lifetime Concocting a Scheme that will show that His Wife, by way of Land Grant is the Sole Owner of the State of Arizona. Bizarre, to say the Least, this was going to be a Monumental Effort to Pull Off with a Shooting Schedule of 15 Days and an Ultra-Low Budget.

But, on board is Writer/Director Sam Fuller, Leading Man Vincent Price (brilliantly cast), and Cinematographer James Wong Howe. The Finished Film is Extraordinary Considering, but the Impact of Viewing it can be Tedious and Demanding.

Not quite sure what it is, but the Movie is Heavy Going and those Looking to Find the Fuller Touch may be Disappointed, although there are Flourishes. It is a bit Long and those Usually Fond of this type of Historical Melodrama with a bit of an Edge might Enjoy it as a bit Quirky and at the Same Time, a Generally Rewarding Experience. This is one of those that is not going to be for Everyone. Its Appeal is Limited.

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