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The Arizonian (1935)

Passed | | Adventure, Music, Romance | 28 June 1935 (USA)
In a film where the leading character is a composite of several American-frontier lawmen (mostly Wyatt Earp,) Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Vidor

Writers:

Dudley Nichols (story), Dudley Nichols (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Clay Tallant
Margot Grahame ... Kitty Rivers
Preston Foster ... Tex Randolph
Louis Calhern ... Sheriff Jake Mannen
James Bush ... Orin Tallant
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Marshal Andy Jordan
Ray Mayer Ray Mayer ... Henchman Frank McClosky
Willie Best ... Pompey
Joe Sawyer ... Henchman Keeler (as Joseph Sauers)
Francis Ford ... Mayor Ed Comstock
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In a film where the leading character is a composite of several American-frontier lawmen (mostly Wyatt Earp,) Clay Tallant comes to Silver City, Arizona in the 1880s and encounters wide-spread lawlessness and disorder, unscrupulous politicians, outlaws galore and brow-beaten citizens. He accepts the position of town marshal and, with his brother and a reformed outlaw , Tex Randolph, who comes over to his side, sets out to bring law-and-order where none exists. He also wins the hand of the singer appearing at the Opera House. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Richard DIX...as Clay Tallant, slow on the draw but quick on the trigger, he strides the trail to the setting sun in the days of blood and grit and gun smoke! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remade as The Marshal of Mesa City (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Along Covered Wagon
(1934) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
Sung in a show by Margot Grahame
Reprised a cappella by Etta McDaniel at the end
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The Very Wild West
14 August 2001 | by telegonusSee all my reviews

This is a damn good western from the mid-thirties, and it features two or filmdom's more rugged players, Richard Dix and Preston Foster, in leading roles. There's a natural masculinity both in the movie itself and its stars that many films strive for and few achieve. A good number of fights pepper the film as well. I cannot say that the plot is unique or memorable, but the presentation is. Hungarian-born Charles Vidor directed vigorously. Also of note are a couple of black characters in fairly unstereotyped roles, and the woman does something near the end of the film that will knock your socks off.


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