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Arizona (1931)

Bob refuses to marry his girlfriend and leaves her. She marries his close friend out of revenge.

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George B. Seitz

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Dorothy Howell (continuity), Robert Riskin (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Laura La Plante ... Evelyn Palmer Bonham
John Wayne ... Lt. Bob Denton
June Clyde ... Bonita 'Bonnie' Palmer
Forrest Stanley ... Colonel Frank Bonham
Nina Quartero ... Conchita (as Nena Quartaro)
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While at West Point Denton rebuffs Evelyn Palmer who shows up later as the wife of his commanding officer in Arizona. When he takes a shine to her sister Bonita, Evelyn accuses him of making illicit advances toward her while the Colonel's away. The Colonel asks for Denton's resignation. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1931 (USA) See more »

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Men Are Like That See more »

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Mono (Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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A Blonde on the Warpath Makes Life Rough for John Wayne
12 March 2007 | by movingpicturegalSee all my reviews

Melodramatic soap opera about a young lady named Evelyn (Laura La Plante) who is in love with West Point football hero Bob Denton (John Wayne) - unfortunately for her, he's somewhat of a brash ladies man who says, and these are his very words, "My women understand me - they take one look and know they can expect nothing". Hmmm, well she doesn't seem to understand that and expects to marry him - but he dumps her when he realizes how serious she is about him. So she sets out to get even by actually marrying Bob's boyhood guardian (without Bob's knowledge) and moving to Arizona with the poor older man who is completely clueless about her former relationship. Soon Bob is assigned a post there and stirs things up when he begins a romance with Evelyn's flirtatious sister (June Clyde).

This is a very interesting, well done film - okay, I never could understand why women in movies sometimes marry the "wrong man" just to get even or just because they can't get the man they really want. Laura La Plante plays a role here that isn't exactly a very likable person, yet she is such a charming, likable actress herself, her character does manage to come across in an appealing way. John Wayne is okay too (and he doesn't look too bad in his tight-fitting cadet uniform pants, I might add). June Clyde, by the way, gives a very enjoyable performance here playing the cutesy, bubbly flirt to the hilt. A good film, worth seeing.


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