Posts from ethanedwards in thread „'Neath Arizona Skies (1934)“

    I've been watching these B movies again lately and watched this one last night while riding my eliptical machine. Something caught my eye in one sequence. At one point in the film Duke sends the child off on his horse leaving him afoot. He outsmarts, and out fights, Yak and his gang, takes one of their horses and drives the rest off. A few minutes later they recover their horses, with the help of another outlaw, and they all mount up and ride away. They should have been one horse short as Duke still had the one he took. I guess when you're cranking out a movie a week you don't have time to count or put a scene in like in True Grit where Chenney gets left behind.

    Great stuff!!
    There are no goofs listed for this film.
    You have a scoop,
    you should enter it into the IMDb review.
    However, perhaps I should edit it into the opening post
    with thanks to you!

    '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.

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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

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    'Neath Arizona Skies