'Neath Arizona Skies (1934)

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    • 'Neath Arizona Skies (1934)



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      Plot Summary
      Chris Morrell, the guardian of Indian girl Nina, is helping her track down her missing father
      Until he is found, she is the heir to a rich oil field and in danger from Sam Black, whose gang is out to steal the lands. The outlaws knock out Chris and dress him in the clothes of a wanted bank robber. When Chris awakes, he discovers that now he must continue the quest while running from the law himself.
      Summary written by Jim Beaver

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Chris Morrell
      Sheila Terry .... Clara Moore
      Jay Wilsey .... Jim Moore
      Shirley Jean Rickert .... Nina (as Shirley Jane Rickert)
      George 'Gabby' Hayes .... Matt Downing (as George Hayes)
      Yakima Canutt .... Sam Black
      Jack Rockwell .... Vic Byrd
      Frank Hall Crane .... Express Agent
      Philip Kieffer .... Jameson Hodges (as Phil Keefer)
      Harry L. Fraser .... Henchman in the Brush (as Weston Edwards)
      Earl Dwire .... Tom, Nina's Father (uncredited)
      Billy Franey .... Old Prospector (uncredited)
      Herman Hack .... Henchman (uncredited)
      George Morrell .... Town Mayor (uncredited)
      Artie Ortego .... Henchman Shorty (uncredited)
      Eddie Parker .... Henchman Asking Chris for Nina (uncredited)
      Tex Phelps .... Henchman Overhearing Hodges (uncredited)
      Allen Pomeroy .... Office Clerk (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Burl R. Tuttle (story Gun Glory) (as Burl Tuttle)

      Original Music
      Billy Barber (1985 video version) (as William Barber)

      Archie Stout

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Newhall, California, USA
      Placerita Canyon, California, USA
      Santa Clara River, California, USA

      Watch the Full Movie:-

      'Neath Arizona Skies
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 12 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • 'Neath the Arizona Skies is a 1934 Western film directed by Harry L. Fraser,
      produced by Lone Star Productions, released by Monogram Pictures
      and starring John Wayne.
      Wayne's character attempts to locate a little girl's father,
      so that she may claim a $50,000 Indian oil claim.
      The film co-stars Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, and George "Gabby" Hayes

      I am biased towards, these Lone Star films.
      I enjoy all of them, for all their whirlwind, few days, low budget filming,
      they are a joy, and fun to watch.


      Duke, was to learn his trade in these films,and in this one Yak, as usual played a villain.
      Yak was supposed to make a getaway in a railroad handcar.
      Duke was to race over a hill on horseback and intercept the railroad in a canyon,
      then gallop alongside it, and leap onto the car, from his horse.

      Yak said,
      Paul Malvern, who was handling production, knew that I doubled for Wayne, and did my own part as well....
      However he overlooked bringing out another stuntman. We were getting set up to do the stunt,

      when it dawned on the director, that if I doubled Wayne, someone would have to double me.

      No one else there, was the right shape or size, Duke and Yak looked at one another, and nodded,

      Give me your clothes,

      Duke told Yak

      They exchanged clothes, and Yak doubled for Wayne, and Vice versa.
      Good stuff, heh!! No wonder this set of movies, are so popular.

      User Review
      Guarding An Inheritance
      12 April 2007 | by bkoganbing (Buffalo, New York)

      Neath The Arizona Skies finds John Wayne as the guardian of little Shirley Jean Rickert who is a half Indian little tyke who stands to inherit some really big bucks because property her Mother left before she died has oil on it. Dad's been out of the picture for some time and most believe he's dead. The Duke thinks otherwise and sets off to find him.

      He's got Yakima Canutt and a gang he's leading for competition who would like nothing better than to snatch the girl, kill the father if he's alive and get guardianship of the fortune.

      Remember this is 1934 and kidnapping stories were very commonplace in films because of the Lindbergh kidnapping a few years earlier.

      I wish this film had been done by a major studio with production values of same. There is a good nugget of a plot idea here and it could have been developed a lot better than it was.

      Still it's not bad for a Lone Star production for John Wayne and I think more than Duke devotees might like it.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: ' Neath Arizona Skies (1934)

      Here are some posters for this film, the first one from 1939 and the second a 1949 re-issue.
    • Re: ' Neath Arizona Skies (1934)

      It was fun to see Duke at such a young age acting protective of a child, and he pulled it off magnificently. Even at that age he loved children and he looked like he was enjoying himself.

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