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Toughest Man in Arizona (1952)

Approved | | Action, Music, Western | 10 October 1952 (USA)
Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. ... See full summary »

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R.G. Springsteen

Writer:

John K. Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vaughn Monroe ... Marshal Matt Landry
Joan Leslie ... Mary Kimber
Edgar Buchanan ... Jim Hadlock
Victor Jory ... Frank Girard
Jean Parker ... Della
Harry Morgan ... Verne Kimber (as Henry Morgan)
Ian MacDonald ... Steve Girard
Lee MacGregor Lee MacGregor ... Jerry Girard
Diana Christian Diana Christian ... Joan Landry
Robert Hyatt ... Davey Billings (as Bobby Hyatt)
Charlita Charlita ... Señorita
Nadine Ashdown Nadine Ashdown ... Jesse Billings
Francis Ford ... Hanchette
Paul Hurst ... Dalton
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Marshal Landry captures outlaw Girard and bringing him in finds a woman and two children, the only survivors of an Indian attack. Later, transferring the prisoner his brothers free him. Then a stage is robbed of a silver shipment by Girard and his brothers. Examining telegrams gets Landry a confession from Girard's girlfriend. The telegraph line has been tapped and the telegrapher is the supposedly dead husband of the woman he brough in. Now knowing Girard's location he sets out after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Action | Music | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Löwe von Arizona See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Better than average Republic oater - Vaughn Monroe takes on Victor Jory
23 September 2003 | by westerner357See all my reviews

One of the better oaters that Republic put out that at least tries to rise above the usual B western fare. We even get to listen to Vaughn Monroe sing us a couple of songs, if you can stand it.

Marshal Matt Landry (Vaughn Monroe) is after an outlaw named Frank Girard (Victor Jory) for selling guns and whiskey to the Apaches. He meets up with him and after a struggle, brings him back to town. Along the way he picks up the survivors of an Indian massacre, Mary Kimber (Joan Leslie) and a couple of kids. During the Indian raid, Mary's cowardly husband Verne (Harry Morgan) slips away and ambles into the nearest settlement leaving Mary and the two kids to fend for themselves.

After Landry reaches town, he locks Girard up for transport the next day for trial in Prescott, AZ. In the meantime a woman named Della gets word to Frank's two brothers (Ian MacDonald & Lee MacGregor) and they spring Frank on the trail as he's riding in the back of a hearse with Marshal Landry. They also have the help of the cowardly Verne to intercept the telegraph messages as to when they'll exactly be leaving.

Landry's left severely wounded during Frank's escape and makes it back to town. Meanwhile, Verne gets greedy and agrees to intercept more telegraph messages for when the next Wells Fargo shipment is supposed to be sent out. He wants a cut of the loot. It's also an excellent way Frank and his gang can intercept and rob the shipments ahead of time. And all throughout this adventure, Mary Kimber still believes her husband is dead.

When Marshal Landry gets well enough, he interrogates Della because he believes she knows something about the robberies and where Frank's located. She breaks down and tells him and Landry and a posse head out in the middle of a rainstorm. When they reach Frank's hiding place, there's an excellent shootout in the barn and Frank and his brothers are killed while greedy Verne shoots Landry's Deputy (Edgar Buchanan) in the back. Landry slugs Verne and takes him back to town for trial for murder. And that's pretty much where the story ends.

This oater would be even better if so much of it wasn't filmed on Republic's sound stages interspersed with some on-location filming. It makes the whole thing look awkward and docks it down a point for me.

Still, it has a better than average plot which give it a better than average rating on the imdb scale, imo.

6 out of 10


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