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'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | | Western | 5 December 1934 (USA)
Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

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Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writers:

Burl R. Tuttle (story "Gun Glory") (as Burl Tuttle), Burl R. Tuttle (screenplay) (as Burl Tuttle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Chris Morrell
Sheila Terry ... Clara Moore
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Nina (as Shirley Jane Rickert)
Jack Rockwell ... Vic Byrd
Yakima Canutt ... Sam Black
Harry L. Fraser Harry L. Fraser ... Henchman in the Brush (as Weston Edwards)
Jay Wilsey ... Jim Moore (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Philip Kieffer Philip Kieffer ... Jameson Hodges (as Phil Keefer)
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and her father as well. Besides dealing with the Black gang, Morrell has to find another robber, Jim Moore, who switches clothes with him after he finds Chris unconscious from a fight with Sam Black. Along the way, he meets a lady who's the sister of Jim Moore, another bad hombre who's in cahoots with Sam Black, and an old friend who takes in Nina and helps Chris locate Nina's father and fight off the various desperadoes. Written by Dale Roloff<keesha45@msn.com>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Neath Arizona Skies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Quotes

Chris Morrell: Snakes like you usually die of their own poison.
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One of the better early John Wayne westerns
5 April 2015 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

Neath the Arizona skies is one of the better early John Wayne efforts. It is clear watching this film that he was growing in stature as an actor since the very early efforts where he was often a bit wooden.

It's quite crisply filmed and has a more interesting if still quite clumsy plot than many of his early efforts. Here he attempts to keep safe a little Indian girl ( a cute Shirley Jean Rickett) who who a price on her head.

There are the familiar stunts including one great one near the end, the obligatory shootout and of course his usual sidekick Gabby Hughes manages to get involved as well.

This is another one that is really just for John Wayne fans only but if you are one this is worth watching.


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