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Henry Goes Arizona (1939)

Passed | | Western, Comedy, Drama | 8 December 1939 (USA)
Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because ... See full summary »

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Florence Ryerson (screen play), Milton Merlin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Henry Conroy
Virginia Weidler ... Molly Cullison
Guy Kibbee ... Judge Van Treece
Slim Summerville ... Sheriff Parton
Douglas Fowley ... Ricky Dole
Owen Davis Jr. ... Danny Regan
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Storyline

Henry, a destitute New York actor, inherits his murdered brother, Jim's ranch located just outside Tonto City, AZ. Ricky Dole (Douglas Fowley) dishes out as much trouble as he can because he and his gang want control of the JC Ranch. Written by <crj1@cornell.edu>

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Genres:

Western | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spats to Spurs See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Morriss (Jill Harper), Olin Howland (Ted Slocum), Robert Emmett Keane (Bentley), Erville Alderson (Dr. John Clemens) and Martin Faust (Jake) are in casting call lists/studio records for those roles, but they did not appear in this movie. See more »

Goofs

A drunk (Uncle Henry in disguise) with a jug staggers into the shack where Molly is held captive. He goes over to the table, takes out the cork from the jug and takes a swig. He puts the jug down without putting the cork back in. He staggers a few steps away, then comes back for another drink and the cork has been replaced. See more »

Quotes

Henry's Landlady: I have a marvelous surprise for you...
Henry Conroy: Oh yes?
Henry's Landlady: Your brother's dead!
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Soundtracks

Merrily We Roll Along
(1847) (uncredited)
Written by E.P. Christie and Ferd V.D. Garretson
In the score during the opening credits
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Frank Morgan at his best
12 October 2005 | by jotix100See all my reviews

This little known film was shown the other night thanks to TCM. It proved to be a delightful surprise. The film directed by Edwin Marin and based on a story by W.C. Tuttle, makes a well spent sixty-six minutes.

Best of all is Frank Morgan, who plays a man who suddenly learns about he has inherited his step-brother's ranch in Arizona after having failed in Manhattan. The film is fun because of the contrast the cattle farm presents for city slicker Henry Conroy.

The supporting cast is excellent. The charming Virginia Weidler plays Molly, who takes to Henry immediately, as she thinks she has found a father figure at last. Guy Kibee, Slim Summerville, Douglas Fowley and Owen Davis Jr., are seen in minor roles.

The film is a lot of fun thanks to Frank Morgan who is amazing in it.


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