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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 4 March 1950 (USA)
Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Writer:

Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... James Addison Reavis 'The Baron'
Ellen Drew ... Sofia de Peralta-Reavis 'The Baroness'
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Pepito
Beulah Bondi ... Loma
Reed Hadley ... Griff
Robert Barrat ... Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
Robin Short Robin Short ... Lansing
Tina Pine Tina Pine ... Rita (as Tina Rome)
Karen Kester Karen Kester ... Sofia as a Child
Margia Dean ... Marquesa
Jonathan Hale ... Governor
Edward Keane ... Surveyor General Miller
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ... Mrs. Carrie Lansing (as Barbara Woodell)
I. Stanford Jolley ... Mr. Richardson
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Demmings
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Storyline

The U.S. government recognizes land grants made when the West was under Spanish rule. This inspires James Reavis to forge a chain of historical evidence that makes a foundling girl the Baroness of Arizona. Reavis marries the girl and presses his claim to the entire Arizona territory. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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He Stole The State Of Arizona And Gave It To His Bride! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Baron von Arizona See more »

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Budget:

$135,000 (estimated)
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Deputy Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A May 24, 1939, Dorothy Manners column announced that Edward G. Robinson would be playing James Addison Reavis in the Warner Bros. film "Prince of Imposters" with Brenda Marshall co-starring and Anatole Litvak directing. The story would not be told until this 1950 version. See more »

Quotes

Sofia 'The Baroness' de Peralta-Reavis: I am Mrs. James Reavis, and one of us must have the dignity to accept punishment. One of us must have the dignity to recognize love. I'll always love you. Nothing can change that.
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: You still want me?
Sofia 'The Baroness' de Peralta-Reavis: I'll want you until the day I die. It is not death - it is dying that alarms me. it is not your crime - it is your weakness that alarms me.
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Version of Arizona Terror (1931) See more »

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surprisingly wonderful film
7 August 2005 | by byoolivesSee all my reviews

I only use the word surprising because I happened upon this movie very late one night a long time ago. I remember looking in the T.V. guide and seeing that I had a choice between this movie and nothing else. I mean what kind of title is this ? i remember thinking , and starring Vincent Price of all people, who at the time I could only recall from the somewhat silly "The Fly". Well I figured what the hell. So I settled in and expected to be bored and disgusted for as long as I could stand. Then the surprise happened. I was thoroughly captivated by this unique and well made story which to my other great surprise also happened to be true, the attempted theft of the entire state of Arizona by a schemer apparently without equal. Vincent Price's performance completed the trifecta by amazing me with his skill as a legitimate actor. I would very much like to see this movie again but am not hopeful at the present. Like so many others it seems to have vanished. What is interesting about this fact is that when T.V. was free, there was more to choose from, unlike today where we pay to see the same things over and over.


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