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Arizona Legion (1939)

Approved | | Western | 20 January 1939 (USA)
This region of Arizona is lawless. Even when the criminal are captured, they are acquitted by the jury or the witness takes a sudden illness. Boone is a hard drinking, shoot up the town ... See full summary »

Director:

David Howard

Writers:

Oliver Drake (screen play), Bernard McConville (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Boone Yeager
Laraine Day ... Letty Meade (as Laraine Johnson)
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Lt. Bob Ives (as Carlyle Moore)
Chill Wills ... Whopper Hatch
Tom Chatterton ... Commissioner Teagle
Edward LeSaint ... Judge Clayton L. Meade
William Royle ... Jim Dutton
Harry Cording ... Whiskey Joe
Glenn Strange ... George Kirby
Monte Montague ... Buck Dawson
Bob Burns ... Tucson Jones (as Bobby Burns)
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This region of Arizona is lawless. Even when the criminal are captured, they are acquitted by the jury or the witness takes a sudden illness. Boone is a hard drinking, shoot up the town cowboy who is trying to get in with the Dutton gang. As yet, he is unsuccessful and his actions cause Lettie to break off their engagement. But Boone is undercover. He is the Captain of the Arizona Rangers - 14 men dedicated to the end of the outlaws. While he saves stages and stops bank robberies, he has not yet been found the secret leader of the gang. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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WHO ARE THE MASKED RIDERS? They flamed along the Arizona border, raiding the range, baffling cowmen and Cavalry...until a reckless rider with a gun full of lead and a heart full of fight moved in! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A LegiĆ£o do Arizona See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Tumble On, Tumbleweed
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Dreyer and Jack Scholl
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Sh! It's a Secret
15 October 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

George O'Brien is recruited to head a secret Service for the State of Arizona by the Governor and to woo a very young Laraine Day in this middling episode of his long-running series for RKO.

It starts out well enough with a young Chill Wills as 'Whopper' telling a tall tale, before settling into more standard B mode. It is constricted a bit by the poor print that Turner Classic Movies has available. O'Brien is good, as always and the plot has its moments of excitement, as well as some good cinematography, including some nice stunt work and fighting atop a stage coach. But the short length of the film -- just under an hour -- and its abrupt ending emphasizes its B nature. While it's fine for what it is, you'd be better off starting your addiction to the series with another of O'Brien's westerns. Try the previous year's RENEGADE RANGER or PAINTED DESERT.


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