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In Old Arizona Reviews

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John B

Super Reviewer

October 25, 2013
Lost in the annals of history is this early film that doesn't stretch the use of film making. The westerns that followed easily make this one forgettable.
February 27, 2012
In Old Arizona (1928)

This movie is the first full-length talky western and directors, Irving Cummings and Raoul Walsh did an excellent job showing the audience what new layers sound can add to a film. Ham & eggs sizzling in the pan, the clomping of the horse hooves, the music and singing, and of course people's accents were all new and wonderful then. Although Warner Baxter sounded more like Bela Lugosi than a Mexican.

This was only the second movie that introduced us to the Cisco Kid and was the closest adaptation to O. Henry's short story, The Caballero's Way. There was a silent version in 1914. In this movie, he was more of a lovable rogue than the Gentleman of the Old West that Duncan Renaldo portrayed on television and there is no Pancho (Leo Carrillo) side-kick either.

The Cisco Kid (Warner Baxter) is a thief and ruthless killer but holds a special soft spot for his girl, Tonia Maria (Dorothy Burgess) who, well, is kind of a gold-digging slut. The story opens with Cisco robbing a stage coach of it's gold box. He takes a locket from a passenger, but pays her in gold for it. The locket is given to Tonia in one of his visits.

The local Army is tired of this character running around their territory and the Commanding Officer assigns Sergeant Mickey Dunn to bring him in, dead or alive. Mickey is a New York player who is as charismatic as Cisco and maybe as good a shot. When Mickey finds that Tonia is Cisco's girl, they play right into each other's hands. Plus, the $5,000 reward is very appealing to Tonia. Cisco might have met his match this time.
February 24, 2012
has some amazing and thoughtfully composed shots & the cisco kid was a friend of mine!
Adrian B.
January 20, 2012
Warner Baxter, in one of the first Best Actor winning performances (certainly one not well picked), is an outlaw on the run in the deserts of Arizona. He meets an array of individuals, many Mexicans and is taken in by their hospitality. He also steals from the wealthy people that travel through his territory and has a strange taste in women, to say the least. In current day Arizona, this film would be reviewed by critics as severely dated. In current day British Columbia, which is where I am from, it would be dismissed. Lame western is mainly screechy and annoying, and drags on and on. Westerns like "Red River" and "The Searchers" exceed two hours and are heck of a lot better than this and also much faster to get through. Very boring!
July 26, 2011
Known as completely lifeless and dry.
November 20, 2009
One of the first "talkie" westerns, and a really good one.
Byron B

Super Reviewer

April 1, 2007
Charming performance by Baxter as the suave bandit The Cisco Kid. Lowe and Burgess overact in the way common to stage or silent movie actors making the transition to talkies (though this is Burgess's screen debut). The use of songs is natural as the characters whistle to themselves or sing to pass the time with a few friends. The western scenery and interior decorations make for great period detail. Some amusing moments and surprising seductiveness from Burgess make this an entertaining little picture.
August 17, 2009
Very good old movie.
February 6, 2006
This early talkie holds of quite well over time. This is actually my first time seeing this movie. It's rare to find a classic movie I have never seen. Warner baxter won an Oscar for his portrayal of the Cisco Kid, and he does quite well. An impressive film.
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