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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 »
User Reviews:
"I've known many women but with you, I'm afraid." See more (31 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:
Abdullah Abbas ... Indian (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Townsman (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Townsman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Brother Gregory (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Townsman (uncredited)

Richard Cramer ... Townsman Watching Beavis Return to Arizona (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Board Member - Department of Interior (uncredited)

Terry Frost ... Morelle - Vigilante (uncredited)
Gil Frye ... Griff's Associate (uncredited)
Elias Gamboa ... Townsman (uncredited)
Israel Garcia ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Officer (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Pat Goldin ... Diminutive Franciscan Monk (uncredited)

Herman Hack ... Guard (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ... Townsman (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Stephen S. Harrison ... Surveyor's Assistant (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... Townsman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Man in the Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Kay Koury ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Billy McCoy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... Deputy (uncredited)
George Meader ... Hank - Lansing's Father-in-Law (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... Townsman (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)
Joe Phillips ... Deputy (uncredited)

Stanley Price ... Mr. Reynolds (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ... Deputy (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... 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 (500) Days of Summer (2009)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"I've known many women but with you, I'm afraid.", 2 May 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Vincent Price plays real-life swindler and forger James Reavis, who cooks up a scheme to steal the territory of Arizona. The true story of this man is pretty interesting. Obviously, as is always the case with movies based on real events, some facts have been altered for dramatic purposes. It's not a bad little movie. There are some dull stretches but Vincent Price's performance is good enough to keep your interest throughout. He is really the whole show. The support is fine but nobody's quite on the level of Price. Ellen Drew is pretty but miscast. Nice direction from Sam Fuller. Certainly worth a look, especially for Price and Fuller fans, but it doesn't have much repeat value for me.

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