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In Old Arizona (1928)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 20 January 1929 (USA)
A charming, happy-go-lucky bandit in old Arizona plays cat-and-mouse with the sheriff trying to catch him while he romances a local beauty.

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writers:

O. Henry (story "The Caballero's Way"), Tom Barry (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... The Cisco Kid
Edmund Lowe ... Sergeant Mickey Dunn
Dorothy Burgess ... Tonia Maria
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Storyline

Army Sergeant Mickey Dunn sets out in pursuit of the Cisco Kid, a notorious if kind-hearted and charismatic bandit of the Old West. The Kid spends much of his loot on Tonia, the woman he loves, not realizing that she is being unfaithful to him in his absence. Soon, with her oblivious paramour off plying his trade, Tonia falls in with Dunn, drawn by the allure of a substantial reward for the Kid's capture -- dead or alive. Together, they concoct a plan to ambush and do away with the Cisco Kid once and for all. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Two Men and a Senorita in a Rodeo of Love See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Italian

Release Date:

20 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cisco Kid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

A restored Blu-ray edition of the film was released by 20th Century ox Home Entertainment in 2013. Watching it, one reviewer claims that 'almost certainly" that actor Raoul Walsh can be seen, in scenes shot before his accident, as cowboy on horseback under a big hat in long shots with bluffs in the background. Walsh, as director of an early John Wayne Western two years later, The Big Trail (1930), would utilize the same bluffs. See more »

Goofs

When Cisco robs the stagecoach, he is wearing an army holster (flap-over), the same type the Sargeant wears. But for the rest of the movie, he wears an open holster. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Mickey Dunn: Anybody can make a mistake that's why they have rubbers on lead pencils.
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A Hot Time in the Old Town
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Music by Theodore A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
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A dated curio that is not without its' charms, but of somewhat limited interest and appeal.
15 January 2003 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This film has been of interest to me for some time now, for a number of reasons. I finally managed to get a copy and saw it yesterday. I now understand why it is not currently generally available-it is dated, of, at best, average quality, not without charm or appeal, to be sure, but the interst here is for a relatively small audience. Not a bad film, by any means, just not terribly engaging. I will say that a knowledge of Spanish greatly enhanced my own enjoyment of this film, as two or three very good lines were delivered in Spanish.

I have now seen three of the five Academy Award Picture nominees in their entirety (and am unlikely to ever see one, The Patriot, as it is reportedly a "lost" film) and part of Alibi. I now understand how Broadway Melody won that year. Of the choices I've seen, it is clearly the best of an average lot. The Patriot may well be better, but I'm unlikely to ever be able to judge that point.

I enjoyed the film, warts and all, but it is rather dated. But, for my money, any movie that gives the leading man the nickname, "El Conejito" (Little Rabbit) can't be too bad. Worth watching. Recommended to old film buffs and film historians.


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