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In Old Arizona
Director: Raoul Walsh (Dir)
Release Date:   20 Jan 1929
Duration (in mins):   97
Duration (in feet):   8,724
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Edmund Lowe (Sgt. Mickey Dunn)  
    Dorothy Burgess (Tonia María)  
    Warner Baxter (The Cisco Kid)  
    Farrell MacDonald (Tad)  
    Fred Warren (Piano player)  
    Henry Armetta (Barber)  
    Frank Campeau (Cowpuncher)  
    Tom Santschi (Cowpuncher)  
    Pat Hartigan (Cowpuncher)  
    Roy Stewart (Commandant)  
    James Bradbury Jr. (Soldier)  
    John Dillon (Second soldier)  
    Frank Nelson (Cowboy)  
    Duke Martin (Cowboy)  
    James Marcus (Blacksmith)  
    Joe Brown (Bartender)  
    Alphonse Ethier (Sheriff)  
    Soledad Jiménez (Cook)  
    Helen Lynch    
    Ivan Linow    
    Tom Smith (Stagecoach driver)  
    "Bear Valley" Charley Miller (Stagecoach driver)  

Summary: The Cisco Kid is a gay caballero whose flair for dramatic thievery and penchant for dangerous trysts keep him just one step ahead of Sgt. Mickey Dunn. The Kid's reputation has preceded him when he approaches the local stagecoach, and he needs to fire only two warning shots to wrest the Wells Fargo box from the driver. His infatuation with a Mexican girl named Tonia María exposes him to near-capture, because of the señorita's double-dealing association with Dunn. Eventually, a showdown becomes imminent, and the Kid exacts a final revenge by framing Tonia so that Dunn shoots her by accident, while the Kid rides laughing off into the sunset. 

Production Company: Fox Film Corp.  
Distribution Company: Fox Film Corp.  
Director: Raoul Walsh (Dir)
  Irving Cummings (Dir)
  Archibald Buchanan (Asst dir)
  Charles Woolstenhulme (Asst dir)
Producer: William Fox (Pres)
Writer: Tom Barry (Adpt and dial)
Photography: Arthur Edeson (Photog)
Film Editor: Louis Loeffler (Film ed)
Sound: Edmund Hansen (Sd)
Country: United States
Language: English
Series: Cisco Kid

Songs: "My Tonia," by Lew Brown, B. G. DeSylva and Ray Henderson.
Composer: Lew Brown
  B. G. DeSylva
  Ray Henderson
Source Text: Based on the short story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry [William Sidney Porter], published in Everybody's Magazine (Jul 1907).
Authors: O. Henry

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp. 4/2/1929 dd/mm/yyyy LP75

Physical Properties: Sd: Western Electric System

Genre: Western
Subjects (Major): Arizona
  United States. Army. Cavalry

Note: Warner Baxter won an Academy Award for his performance in this film. For information on other films featuring the character of The Cisco Kid, see entry above for The Cisco Kid and consult the Series Index. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   20 Jan 1929   p. 8.
New York Times   21 Jan 29   p. 18.
Variety   23 Jan 29   p. 18.

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