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The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 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.

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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 Woodell ... Mrs. Carrie Lansing
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$135,000 (estimated)
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Deputy Corporation See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A May 24, 1939, 'Dorothy Manners' (qv_ 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

[repeated line]
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: I've known many women, but with you, I'm afraid.
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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Price is excellent in an off-beat role for him
24 January 2005 | by brmuhrSee all my reviews

"Baron of Arizona" is a quirky,excellent film. The fact that the main character is based upon an actual one-time real person makes it even more interesting. Price is excellent in the title role and makes you almost want him to succeed.....I emphasize almost! The supporting cast,especially Drew,also perform well. This is an overlooked,but well done film. Of course,with Samuel Fuller in charge,that's not unusual. The action is not really what draws one to watch this film; the story itself is enough to make it an interesting and watchable film. Many of the characters add a great deal to the story itself,even though at times one gets the impression that some of them are there for continuity more than realism.HIGHLY recommended.


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