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The Arizona Cowboy (1950)

Approved | | Action, Music, Western | 1 April 1950 (USA)
Ex-G.I. Rex Allen, a song-singing, bronc-busting cowboy for the rodeo show ran by Colonel Shawnee Jefferson is arrested by Sheriff Elmer Fuller as an accessory in the theft of $50,000 from ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Allen ... Rex Allen
Teala Loring ... Laramie Carson
Gordon Jones ... I.Q. Barton
Minerva Urecal ... Cactus Kate Millican
James Cardwell ... Hugh Davenport
Roy Barcroft ... Mike Slade - Henchman
Stanley Andrews ... Jim Davenport
Harry Cheshire ... David Carson (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Edmund Cobb ... Sheriff Fuller
Joseph Crehan ... Col. Jefferson
Steve Darrell ... Sheriff Mason
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Rodeo Announcer
John Elliott ... Ace Allen
Chris-Pin Martin ... Pedro - Café Owner
Frank Reicher ... Maj. Sheridan
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Ex-G.I. Rex Allen, a song-singing, bronc-busting cowboy for the rodeo show ran by Colonel Shawnee Jefferson is arrested by Sheriff Elmer Fuller as an accessory in the theft of $50,000 from the Dusty Acres Irrigation Company reported to have been stolen by his father, Ace Allen, who has disappeared. Rex escapes and reaches the scene of the problem unknown and unrecognized. The real crooks are Hugh Davenport and his uncle Jim, head of the Dusty Acres band, who have kidnapped Mr. Allen as part of a scheme to wreck the community irrigation project which, they figure, will mean ruin for the farmers and ranchers who have sunk their savings into it. They plan to foreclose the mortgages and drill for the rich oil deposits they have secretly discovered. Rex, posing as a cowhand named Arizona Jones, obtains a job as a ditch rider and aided by Laramie Carson, daughter of his dad's partner David Carson, and cowhand I.Q. Barton, begins the project of clearing his father and trapping the real ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Filmed in 1949 ,not released until 1950. See more »


[while hiding behind a haystack, Rex starts to yodel]
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Arizona Waltz
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Performed by Rex Allen
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Rex Takes His Bow
17 January 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Not only did Rex Allen make his movie debut in The Arizona Cowboy, but he got a nickname for the rest of his life. Henceforth Allen who was born in Arizona and died there was billed as The Arizona Cowboy.

In this film debut Allen who is a rodeo rider hears about his father being a fugitive and responsible for sabotage on an irrigation project. The sheriff comes to the rodeo looking for Rex, but he beats it out of there and goes back home with an alias. Only Minerva Urecal recognizes him and that only after awhile.

Of course Rex's father played by John Elliott is being framed by the real culprits and Rex together with newly acquired sidekick Gordon Jones has to ferret them out. No mystery here we know right away who's been doing the dirty work. Let's just say he's got a real good reason for wanting folks to get off their properties.

Rex apparently didn't think too much of his film debut, but The Arizona Cowboy is not a bad B western and Allen fits the mold of the Saturday afternoon cowboy hero. He probably would have had a longer run in films had he come along earlier, but his type of film would be showing up regularly on various western television series.

I think any redblooded western fan will enjoy this.

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Release Date:

1 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Cowboy do Arizona See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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