‘Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

“Some men are like books written in a strange language, and that makes it awfully hard to read them. ” – Chris Morrell

Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A cowboy is tasked with keeping a young girl safe while searching for her real father.

My Take on it – Enjoyable Western that helps show how great an actor John Wayne truly was.

The story is a simple one about a man acting as protector and avior of a young child, but his performance here shows that it is so much more than that.

The character has a heart of gold and will do all he can to keep this young girl safe from harm as a gang of men are after her in orer to claim a fortune that she is an heir to.

The action scenes are shot really well and the death toll is quite high throughout.

They choreograph many of the various gunfights and fist fights really well and they add so much to the powerfulness of this simple, yet engaging story.

The run time of this film is less than an hour, but it still manages to stay thrilling throughout.

The fight scene is the water is great to watch also.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film’s copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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