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Arizona (1940) was a Western - Film Adaptation Film directed by Wesley Ruggles and produced by Wesley Ruggles.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionLionel Banks, Robert PetersonNominated
Best Music - ScoringVictor YoungNominated

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Cinematic Sundays: 'The Arizona Kid'

By carole_and_co on Aug 12, 2018 From Carole & Co.

Among Carole Lombard movies, "The Arizona Kid" occupies a unique status. It's her last film for Fox, where her film career had effectively begun half a decade earlier before it was halted following an auto accident; it's her final western; and it marks the last time she portrayed a "heavy," or antag... Read full article

Raising Arizona (1987, Joel Coen)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2018 From The Stop Button

Halfway through Raising Arizona is this breathtaking chase sequence. Until this point in the film, while there?s been a lot of phenomenal direction, it?s all been brief. Raising Arizona starts in summary, with lead Nicolas Cage narrating, and it doesn?t start slowing down the narrative pace until ju... Read full article

Watching 1939: Arizona Legion

on Mar 8, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article

Out and About - Presenting HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM in Arizona

on Oct 16, 2017 From GlamAmor

October started with me giving a talk on the HISTORY OF FASHION IN FILM in Tucson, Arizona for the Invisible Theatre's annual fundraiser. The Invisible Theatre has been a cultural institution for nearly 50 years and one of its talented leaders, Susan Claassen, is also the star of the incredible one-... Read full article

Dining with Mr. Price: Paella in Arizona

By Summer Reeves on Feb 12, 2016 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

Dining with Mr. Price: Paella in Arizona 12 Friday Feb 2016 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, 1960s, Biopic, Cinema, Cooking, Crime, Dining With Mr. Price, Romance ≈ Leave a comment TagsCooking, Creepy True Story, Crime, Drama, Romance, Vin... Read full article

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Quotes from

Peter Muncie: Gosh almighty. I'm quittin' the Army to settle down with you and the first thing you do is send me off for a honeymoon with 500 cows.

Judge Bogardus: Now, the prisoner at the bar, the charge against you is that you up and blowed the head plumb off of Gus Modesko. In consequence of which said shooting said Gus is deader than blazes. Are you guilty or not guilty?
Joe Briggs: Well, Judge, I don't reckon I could say not guilty when everybody seen me do it.
Judge Bogardus: Now what in tunket made you act like that, Joe?
Joe Briggs: Drinking. Just drinking.
Judge Bogardus: Well the verdict of this here tribunal is that Joe Briggs is fined five dollars for disturbing the peace. The court is hereby adjourned to Lazarus Ward's Bar where said fine will duly be disposed of.

Phoebe Titus: Mr. Oury, am I hearing you right? Are you talking about giving Arizona back to the Indians?
Grant Oury: That's one way of saying it, Phoebe.
Judge Bogardus: Like Oury says, it's better to leave what we built here than get our bones picked clean by buzzards.
Phoebe Titus: What did you ever build?

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Facts about

In 1940, when this film was released, Jean Arthur was forty years old and her "love Interest", William Holden was only twenty-two.
The set still stands outside Tucson Arizona and is an active studio and Old West theme park called Old Tucson. Since it was built in 1939, Old Tucson has served as the set for many famous Westerns such as Rio Bravo and Tombstone. Little House on the Prairie also used the studios.
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