The Arizona Kid (1939)

61 mins | Western | 29 September 1939

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HISTORY

Although the film contained some songs, their titles and composers have not been determined. Modern sources add Ed Cassidy, Jack Ingram, Ted Mapes, Frank McCarroll and Trigger to the ... More Less

Although the film contained some songs, their titles and composers have not been determined. Modern sources add Ed Cassidy, Jack Ingram, Ted Mapes, Frank McCarroll and Trigger to the cast. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Oct 39
p. 6.
Motion Picture Daily
19 Sep 39
p. 8.
Motion Picture Herald
14 Oct 39
p. 42.
Variety
11 Oct 39
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scr
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 September 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
29 September 1939
Copyright Number:
LP9159
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA "High Fidelity" Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
5656
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Accompanied by his sidekick, Gabby Whittaker, Roy returns to his home in Kelso, Missouri to sell a string of horses and visit some old friends. Roy arrives to find the town troubled by talk of war, for although the state of Missouri is pledged to fight for the Union, the sympathies of Kelso lie with the Confederacy. Roy is also disturbed by the news that his boyhood friend, Dave, plans to join a band of renegades led by the dashing cutthroat Val McBride. Dave ignores Roy's warnings about McBride and, at the onset of the war, joins McBride's division of the army. It soon becomes apparent that McBride is using his Confederate uniform to mask his activities as a guerilla, earning the renegade captain a reprimand from his superiors. When McBride seizes upon the reprimand as an excuse to bolt the army, Roy, now a Confederate scout, is ordered to take a band of men and subdue him. After McBride is wounded in a skirmish with Roy's men, Dave takes him to Dr. Radford's, where Roy and Dave meet again, and Roy warns his friend once more to abandon McBride. Once again, Dave ignores Roy's warnings, and soon after, Roy is forced to order his friend's execution when he traps the guerillas as they try to ambush a shipment of ammunition. Escaping Roy's trap, McBride rides to the inn owned by his sweetheart, Bess Warren. Roy follows and brings the renegade to justice with the barrel of his ... +


Accompanied by his sidekick, Gabby Whittaker, Roy returns to his home in Kelso, Missouri to sell a string of horses and visit some old friends. Roy arrives to find the town troubled by talk of war, for although the state of Missouri is pledged to fight for the Union, the sympathies of Kelso lie with the Confederacy. Roy is also disturbed by the news that his boyhood friend, Dave, plans to join a band of renegades led by the dashing cutthroat Val McBride. Dave ignores Roy's warnings about McBride and, at the onset of the war, joins McBride's division of the army. It soon becomes apparent that McBride is using his Confederate uniform to mask his activities as a guerilla, earning the renegade captain a reprimand from his superiors. When McBride seizes upon the reprimand as an excuse to bolt the army, Roy, now a Confederate scout, is ordered to take a band of men and subdue him. After McBride is wounded in a skirmish with Roy's men, Dave takes him to Dr. Radford's, where Roy and Dave meet again, and Roy warns his friend once more to abandon McBride. Once again, Dave ignores Roy's warnings, and soon after, Roy is forced to order his friend's execution when he traps the guerillas as they try to ambush a shipment of ammunition. Escaping Roy's trap, McBride rides to the inn owned by his sweetheart, Bess Warren. Roy follows and brings the renegade to justice with the barrel of his gun. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs, Civil War


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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