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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:
Great performance from Price carries a pretty good 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:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Buccaneer Soul (1993)See more »

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Great performance from Price carries a pretty good film, 6 January 2015
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Vincent Price, who I'm a fan of, and the interesting story The Baron of Arizona is based on were the main draws into watching. And while it is a case of the lead performance being better than the film, it is still pretty good and worth watching.

Some of the last act is not as good as the rest of the film, The Baron of Arizona does get draggy here and the writing goes rather soft and sentimentalised. The love scenes are clunkily written with more of a sense of unease than affection, Tina Pine's agreed faring worst. There are a couple(big emphasis on couple) of parts where the editing's sloppy, particularly in the otherwise quite suspenseful climax, and one does wish that there was more of Beulah Bondi, a great character actress whose talents are not put to full use due to little screen time.

The Baron of Arizona is a good-looking film though, mostly well photographed and the sets are handsome, while the score is rousing and Sam Fuller's direction is wisely straightforward and always dependable. The film is well scripted in at least two thirds of the film, with a lot of detail without being too bogged down in it. The story is briskly paced and every bit as intriguing as the true story, with a number of scenes having genuine energy and tension. All the performances are solid enough but only one is great and that's from Vincent Price. It's not his best performance by all means but it was great to see him so subtle while always commanding, his character change coming across believably and movingly.

In conclusion, a pretty good film carried by a great lead performance. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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