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Miss Arizona
Director: Otis B. Thayer (Dir)
Release Date:   Mar 1919
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Gertrude Bondhill (Miss Arizona Farnley)  
    James O'Neil (Will Norman)  

Summary: Miss Arizona Farnley, a young Western tomboy, avenges the death of her father, who was shot by Bob Evans during a barroom fight at "The Oasis." [Scenes of horsemanship, roundups, and a fight on a cliff are mentioned in the incomplete plot information on this film.] 

Production Company: Art-O-Graf Film Co.  
Distribution Company: Arrow Film Corp.  
  State Rights  
Director: Otis B. Thayer (Dir)
Writer: George Elliot Jr. (Story)
Country: United States

Physical Properties: b&w:
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Genre: Western
 
Subjects (Major): Revenge
  Tomboys
 
Subjects (Minor): Fights
  Horses
  Roundups

Note: This was the first film of the Art-O-Graf Film Co., whose studios were in Englewood, CO. Otis B. Thayer, director of the film, was also president of the company. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
MPN   1 Mar 19   p. 1294, 1356
MPW   1 Mar 19   p. 1237.
Variety   31 Oct 19   p. 57.
  27 Apr 19   p. 3.

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