Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Arizonian came at a time when Richard Dix's popularity was slipping, providing a welcome shot in the arm for the star and plenty of coin at the box office. Dix plays Clay Tallant, a territorial marshal assigned to Silver City, Arizona. Tallant's chief antagonist is crooked town boss Jake Mannen (Louis Calhern), who doubles as an outlaw chieftain. In his ongoing battle against Mannen, our hero finds an unlikely ally in the form of ex-outlaw Tex Randolph (Preston S. Foster). Scripted by frequent John Ford collaborator Dudley Nichols, The Arizonian was remade in 1939 as the George O'Brien western Marshal of Mesa City.
bad-guy, brother, conflict, cowboy, gangster, good-guy, lawlessness, lawman, love, marshal, outlaw [Western], romance, sweetheart, town