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'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

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Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writers:

Burl R. Tuttle (story "Gun Glory") (as Burl Tuttle), Burl R. Tuttle (screenplay) (as Burl Tuttle)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Chris Morrell
Sheila Terry ... Clara Moore
Shirley Jean Rickert ... Nina (as Shirley Jane Rickert)
Jack Rockwell ... Vic Byrd
Yakima Canutt ... Sam Black
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Matt Downing (as George Hayes)
Jay Wilsey ... Jim Moore (as Buffalo Bill Jr.)
Philip Kieffer Philip Kieffer ... Jameson Hodges (as Phil Keefer)
Harry L. Fraser Harry L. Fraser ... Henchman in the Brush (as Weston Edwards)
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and her father as well. Besides dealing with the Black gang, Morrell has to find another robber, Jim Moore, who switches clothes with him after he finds Chris unconscious from a fight with Sam Black. Along the way, he meets a lady who's the sister of Jim Moore, another bad hombre who's in cahoots with Sam Black, and an old friend who takes in Nina and helps Chris locate Nina's father and fight off the various desperadoes. Written by Dale Roloff<keesha45@msn.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Neath Arizona Skies See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Balsley and Phillips Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Syracuse Sunday 8 May 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Detroit Tuesday 24 May 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Wednesday 19 October 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2) and Sunday 25 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7), in Philadelphia Monday 14 November 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in New York City Monday 10 July 1950 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

Quotes

Chris Morrell: Some men are like books written in a strange language, and that makes it awfully hard to read them.
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A Competent Little Actioner
14 March 2001 | by bsmith5552See all my reviews

"Neath the Arizona Skies" was one of the series of Lone Star Westerns that Wayne made between 1933 and 1935. It contains plenty of action and stunts. Wayne was looking more comfortable and less awkward as the hero. Sheila Terry, who had worked with Wayne at Columbia and in one of his serials is the heroine. Yakima Canutt is the chief heavy and George Hayes appears unbilled playing a character very close to the "Gabby" character that he would play exclusively from about 1936 onward. In this series Hayes played a variety of roles from sidekick, to father of the heroine, to the villain.

The best that can be said of Canutt's performance is that as an actor, he made a great stuntman. He performs a number of his trademark stunts in this film from the horse and rider going over over the cliff, to numerous horse falls and fights. The chase sequences were well photographed and staged. the plot involving the protection by Wayne of a little girl who stands to inherit oil wells, moves along and is believable. All in all, 'Neath the Arizona Skies is a competent little actioner.


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