In Old Arizona (1929)

97 mins | Western, Comedy-drama | 20 January 1929

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HISTORY

A salute to William Fox in the 19 Oct 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World claimed that In Old Arizona was "the first outdoor talking picture."
       Warner Baxter won an Academy Award for his performance in this film. For information on other films featuring the character of The Cisco Kid, see entry for The Cisco Kid.
       In Old Arizona was voted one of the Ten Best Pictures of 1929 by a FD poll, announced in its 7 Feb 1930 issue.
       The film print for In Old Arizona was fully restored by The Film Foundation, an organization founded in 1990 by director Martin ...
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A salute to William Fox in the 19 Oct 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World claimed that In Old Arizona was "the first outdoor talking picture."
       Warner Baxter won an Academy Award for his performance in this film. For information on other films featuring the character of The Cisco Kid, see entry for The Cisco Kid.
       In Old Arizona was voted one of the Ten Best Pictures of 1929 by a FD poll, announced in its 7 Feb 1930 issue.
       The film print for In Old Arizona was fully restored by The Film Foundation, an organization founded in 1990 by director Martin Scorsese.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Daily Review
20 Sep 1928
p. 3.
Exhibitors Daily Review
5 Oct 1928
p. 4.
Exhibitors Daily Review
16 Nov 1928
p. 3.
Exhibitors Daily Review
15 Dec 1928
p. 1.
Exhibitors Herald and Motion Picture World
6 Oct 1928
p. 43.
Exhibitors Herald and Motion Picture World
19 Oct 1929
p. 20.
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Sep 1928
p. 28.
Film Daily
20 Jan 1929
p. 8.
Film Daily
7 Feb 1930
p. 1.
Motion Picture Magazine
Nov 1928
p. 14.
New York Times
21 Jan 29
p. 18.
Screenland
Feb 1929
p. 113.
Screenland
Apr 1929
p. 48.
Variety
23 Jan 29
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
William Fox Presents
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCER
WRITER
Adpt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry [William Sidney Porter], published in Everybody's Magazine (Jul 1907).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"My Tonia," by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
The Caballero's Way
Release Date:
20 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP75
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
97
Length(in feet):
8,724
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Cisco Kid is a gay caballero whose flair for dramatic thievery and penchant for dangerous trysts keep him just one step ahead of Sgt. Mickey Dunn. The Kid's reputation has preceded him when he approaches the local stagecoach, and he needs to fire only two warning shots to wrest the Wells Fargo box from the driver. His infatuation with a Mexican girl named Tonia María exposes him to near-capture, because of the señorita's double-dealing association with Dunn. Eventually, a showdown becomes imminent, and the Kid exacts a final revenge by framing Tonia so that Dunn shoots her by accident, while the Kid rides laughing off into the sunset. ... +


The Cisco Kid is a gay caballero whose flair for dramatic thievery and penchant for dangerous trysts keep him just one step ahead of Sgt. Mickey Dunn. The Kid's reputation has preceded him when he approaches the local stagecoach, and he needs to fire only two warning shots to wrest the Wells Fargo box from the driver. His infatuation with a Mexican girl named Tonia María exposes him to near-capture, because of the señorita's double-dealing association with Dunn. Eventually, a showdown becomes imminent, and the Kid exacts a final revenge by framing Tonia so that Dunn shoots her by accident, while the Kid rides laughing off into the sunset. +

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

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