89 Days of Oscar Nominees – #88- In Old Arizona (1928)


In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 89 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 1 Dec 2016 and The 89th Annual Oscars on 26 Feb 2017.

Here is my 88th review of the 89 chosen Films…


“Anybody can make a mistake that’s why they have rubbers on lead pencils.” – Mickey Dunn

Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Feb 2017)

Brief Synopsis – A sheriff is sent to capture a known bandit, but things are never as easy as they seem to be.

My Take on it –There really isn’t so much to say about this film because not much happens.

They do a good job of showing us both the lifestyles of the good guy and the bad guy and in the end we can sympathize with both because neither of them is 100% good or bad.

The makeup looks quite funny, but that is consistent with what was used at the time, but looking at it now, is a bit laughable.

Very tamely done and the story needs a lot of work.

Bottom Line – Interesting early western that is quite tame, yet still well done for its time.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Raoul Walsh was cast as the Cisco Kid, as well as being the director; but during a return drive to Los Angeles from Utah, a jackrabbit jumped through the windshield of Walsh’s car, with both the rabbit and the broken glass hitting Walsh in the face. (Safety glass was added to cars the following year.) The damage to Walsh’s right eye necessitated replacing him in the lead role, re-writing the script and re-shooting some scenes with a different director while Walsh recuperated; Walsh thereafter wore the eye patch for which he was known, and eventually lost the eye entirely. Some footage of Walsh, in chase scenes and long shots, remains in the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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