Arizona (1931)

67 or 70-71 mins | Drama | 27 June 1931

Director:

George B. Seitz

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Editor:

Gene Milford

Production Designer:

Stephen Goosson

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to NYSA records, an affidavit for a change of title to Men Are Like That was filed with the New York State censors on 31 Jul 1931. Reviews, which covered the New York opening on 13 Aug 1931, listed the new title. The film was copyrighted under the title Arizona . Var noted that "library shots" of soldiers on parade and the Army-Navy football games were included in the picture. This picture is unrelated to Columbia's 1940 production, Arizona . Other film versions of the play, also titled Arizona , include a 1913 All-Star Feature Corp. production directed by Augustus Thomas and starring Cyril Scott, and a 1918 Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. film directed by Albert Parker and starring Fairbanks (see The AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20 ; F1.0143 and ... More Less

According to NYSA records, an affidavit for a change of title to Men Are Like That was filed with the New York State censors on 31 Jul 1931. Reviews, which covered the New York opening on 13 Aug 1931, listed the new title. The film was copyrighted under the title Arizona . Var noted that "library shots" of soldiers on parade and the Army-Navy football games were included in the picture. This picture is unrelated to Columbia's 1940 production, Arizona . Other film versions of the play, also titled Arizona , include a 1913 All-Star Feature Corp. production directed by Augustus Thomas and starring Cyril Scott, and a 1918 Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp. film directed by Albert Parker and starring Fairbanks (see The AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20 ; F1.0143 and F1.0144). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
16 Aug 31
p. 11.
Motion Picture Herald
22 Aug 31
pp. 32-33.
New York Times
17 Aug 31
p. 18.
Variety
18 Aug 31
p. 30.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Adapt and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Arizona by Augustus Thomas (Chicago, 12 Jun 1899).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Men Are Like That
Release Date:
27 June 1931
Production Date:
5 May--22 May 1931
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 June 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2311
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67 or 70-71
Length(in feet):
5,973 , 6,011
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following the annual Army-Navy football game, star West Point athlete Bob Denton ends his long-running affair with Evelyn Palmer by telling her that he does not love her anymore. She takes the news quietly and asks to spend one last night together, but Bob refuses. He explains that he is to attend that evening's victory ball with his guardian and best friend, Colonel Bonham, who has come from his post in Arizona to see Bob play in the game. Angry that she is not considered suitable to join the group, Evelyn determines to avenge herself. At the dance, she becomes jealous of the attention Bob receives from his beautiful female fans. When the football used in the game is auctioned, both Evelyn and Bonham bid on it for sentimental reasons. Evelyn's bids drive the price up to $500, at which price the colonel buys it. Bonham meets Evelyn after the auction and falls in love with her as the evening passes. Not knowing of her affair with Bob, the colonel asks Evelyn to marry him and return with him to Arizona. Evelyn decides that this will be the means of her revenge against Bob and accepts. When they reach Arizona, Bonham and Evelyn send for her sister Bonita, who has been studying in an Eastern school. After graduating, Bob is assigned to Bonham's command. Bonham has neglected to tell Bob the name of his bride, and so Bob is shocked to discover that she is Evelyn. Bob says nothing, however, and quickly falls in love with Bonita, despite Evelyn's disapproval. Her attitude causes Bonita and Bob to keep their ... +


Following the annual Army-Navy football game, star West Point athlete Bob Denton ends his long-running affair with Evelyn Palmer by telling her that he does not love her anymore. She takes the news quietly and asks to spend one last night together, but Bob refuses. He explains that he is to attend that evening's victory ball with his guardian and best friend, Colonel Bonham, who has come from his post in Arizona to see Bob play in the game. Angry that she is not considered suitable to join the group, Evelyn determines to avenge herself. At the dance, she becomes jealous of the attention Bob receives from his beautiful female fans. When the football used in the game is auctioned, both Evelyn and Bonham bid on it for sentimental reasons. Evelyn's bids drive the price up to $500, at which price the colonel buys it. Bonham meets Evelyn after the auction and falls in love with her as the evening passes. Not knowing of her affair with Bob, the colonel asks Evelyn to marry him and return with him to Arizona. Evelyn decides that this will be the means of her revenge against Bob and accepts. When they reach Arizona, Bonham and Evelyn send for her sister Bonita, who has been studying in an Eastern school. After graduating, Bob is assigned to Bonham's command. Bonham has neglected to tell Bob the name of his bride, and so Bob is shocked to discover that she is Evelyn. Bob says nothing, however, and quickly falls in love with Bonita, despite Evelyn's disapproval. Her attitude causes Bonita and Bob to keep their marriage a secret after they elope to Mexico, and when Evelyn sees Bob in what seems to be a compromising situation with another girl, she mistakenly assumes that he has been pursuing other women while conducting a romance with Bonita. Determined to protect her sister and to revenge herself further on Bob, she tells Bonham that Bob tried to embrace her. She succeeds in forcing Bob to resign, but as he is leaving, Bonita tells Evelyn about their secret marriage. Realizing her error, Evelyn confesses her misdeeds to Bonham, and Bob's commission is saved. +

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