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Director:
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:
surprisingly wonderful film See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... James Addison Reavis 'The Baron'

Ellen Drew ... Sofia de Peralta-Reavis 'The Baroness'
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Pepito

Beulah Bondi ... Loma

Reed Hadley ... Griff
Robert Barrat ... Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
Robin Short ... Lansing
Tina Pine ... Rita (as Tina Rome)
Karen Kester ... Sofia as a Child

Margia Dean ... Marquesa
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 (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Hilton (edited by)
 
Casting by
Yolanda Molinari 
 
Production Design by
Jack Poplin (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
 
Set Decoration by
Otto Siegel (set decorations) (as Otto Seigel)
Edward R. Robinson (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Loretta Francel .... hair stylist (as Loretta Franzel)
Vern Murdock .... makeup (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 (as Millie Winters)
Dorothy B. Cormack .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
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 Buccaneer Soul (1993)See more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
surprisingly wonderful film, 7 August 2005
Author: byoolives from United States

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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