The Arizona Kid (1930)

Genres - Action, Romance, Western  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Warner Baxter, who had won an Academy Award for playing the Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), is at it again, fake Spanish accent and all, in this fanciful Western filmed on-location at Utah's Zion National Park. Cisco in anything but name, The Arizona Kid loves all the ladies in Rockville, UT, but especially the fiery Lorita (Mona Maris), who sings in the local saloon. Operating a secret mine by day and playing the noble bandit at night, the Kid is only one step ahead of the local sheriff (Walter P. Lewis), who has his suspicions as to his real identity. Said identity, however, is about to be revealed when the carefree bandit falls for a flaxen-haired Easterner, Virginia Hoyt (Carole Lombard), who arrives in Rockville with Nick (Theodore Von Eltz), a handsome crook whom she passes off as her brother, but in reality is her husband. Although contemporary reviewers believed The Arizona Kid to be yet another O. Henry creation, the character was conjured up by screenwriter Ralph Block.



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