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The Baron of Arizona ()


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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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James Addison Reavis 'The Baron'
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Sofia de Peralta-Reavis 'The Baroness'
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Pepito
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Loma
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Griff
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Judge (as Robert H. Barrat)
Robin Short ...
Lansing
Tina Pine ...
Rita (as Tina Rome)
Karen Kester ...
Sofia as a Child
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Marquesa
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Governor
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Surveyor General Miller
Barbara Wooddell ...
Mrs. Carrie Lansing (as Barbara Woodell)
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Mr. Richardson
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Demmings
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McCleary
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Father Guardian
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Angie - Gypsy (as Angelo Rosito)
Ed East ...
Hank
Joseph J. Greene ...
Mr. Gunther (as Joe Greene)
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Abdullah Abbas ...
Indian (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Gypsy (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Gypsy (uncredited)
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Vigilante (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Brother Gregory (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman Watching Beavis Return to Arizona (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Board Member - Department of Interior (uncredited)
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Morelle - Vigilante (uncredited)
Gil Frye ...
Griff's Associate (uncredited)
Elias Gamboa ...
Mexican Cemetary Man (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Officer (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Pat Goldin ...
Diminutive Franciscan Monk (uncredited)
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Guard (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Stephen S. Harrison ...
Surveyor's Assistant (uncredited)
Al Haskell ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Man in the Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
Kay Koury ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Billy McCoy ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ...
Deputy (uncredited)
George Meader ...
Hank - Lansing's Father-in-Law (uncredited)
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Townswoman in Court Scene (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ...
Vigiante Firing Signal Shot (uncredited)
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Board Member - Department of the Interior (uncredited)
Robert A. O'Neil ...
Brother Paul (uncredited)
Adolfo Ornelas ...
Mr. Martinez (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Guest at Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
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Mr. Reynolds (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ...
Deputy (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Man at Governor's Mansion (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli ...
Greco (uncredited)

Directed by

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Samuel Fuller

Written by

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Samuel Fuller ... (written by)
 
Homer Croy ... (story) (uncredited)

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Carl K. Hittleman ... producer
Robert L. Lippert ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Paul Dunlap

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James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Arthur Hilton ... (edited by)

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Yolanda Molinari

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Jack Poplin ... (uncredited)

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Frank Paul Sylos ... (as F. Paul Sylos)

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Otto Siegel ... (set decorations) (as Otto Seigel)
Edward R. Robinson ... (uncredited)

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Loretta Francel ... hair stylist (as Loretta Franzel)
Vern Murdock ... makeup (as Vernon Murdoch)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Frank Fox ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Harry Coswick ... sound effects
Garry A. Harris ... sound engineer (as Garry Harris)

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Ray Mercer ... special effects
Donald Steward ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Ralph Bucko ... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom McDonough ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... stunts (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... stunts (uncredited)
Frosty Royce ... stunts (uncredited)
Edward D. Wood Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)

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Roy Black ... gaffer (uncredited)
Joe Carpenter ... grip (uncredited)
Marty Crail ... still photographer (uncredited)
Curt Fetters ... camera operator (uncredited)
E. Truman Joiner ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alfred Berke ... wardrobe
Kitty Mager ... wardrobe (as Kitty Major)

Music Department

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Paul Dunlap ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Dorothy B. Cormack ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Murray Lerner ... executive assistant
Robert L. Lippert ... presenter
Millie Winter ... dialogue coach (as Millie Winters)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines He Stole The State Of Arizona And Gave It To His Bride! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le Baron de l'Arizona (France)
  • Der Baron von Arizona (Germany)
  • El Barón de Arizona (Spain)
  • Svindleren fra Santa Fé (Denmark)
  • Il barone dell'Arizona (Italy)
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  • 97 min
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Budget $135,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Addison Reavis (1843-1914) was a real person who, as depicted in the movie, was found guilty of attempting to steal most of Arizona by forging land grant documents. He paid a fine of $5,000 and served two years in jail. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014). See more »
Quotes John Griff: There's only one thing about this case I can't understand.
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: What's that?
John Griff: After devoting so many years to this scheme, what made you confess?
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: I fell in love with my wife.
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