Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Listed as a 1942 release, Arizona Badman was actually lensed back in 1935, and reissued seven years later. Former football star Reb Russell stars (along with his horse, appropriately named Rebel) in this ultra-economical western. Though Russell is physically impressive as he single-handedly rounds up an outlaw gang, his Southern-fried acting leaves much to be desired. The film is stolen with little resistance by Edmund Cobb, playing a "good badman" type who actually has more screen time than either Russell or leading lady Lois January. Arizona Badman is okay so far as B westerns go, though hardly worthy of a theatrical re-release.
bad-guy, cowboy, gangster, good-guy, man