'Neath the Arizona Skies

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'Neath the Arizona Skies
Poster - 'Neath the Arizona Skies 03.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Harry L. Fraser
Produced by Paul Malvern for Lone Star Productions
Written by Burl R. Tuttle
Cinematography Archie Stout
Edited by Charles J. Hunt
Distributed by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Release dates
  • December 5, 1934 (1934-12-05)
Running time
52 minutes
Country United States
Language English

'Neath the Arizona Skies is a 1934 Western film directed by Harry L. Fraser, produced by Lone Star Productions, released by Monogram Pictures and starring John Wayne. Wayne's character attempts to locate a little girl's father, so that she may claim a $50,000 Indian oil claim. The film co-stars Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, and George "Gabby" Hayes.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Chris Morrell (John Wayne), the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina (Shirley Jean Rickert), is helping her find her missing white father, so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black (Yakima Canutt) is after the girl and her father as well. Besides dealing with the Black gang, Morrell has to find another robber, Jim Moore, who switches clothes with him after he finds Chris unconscious from a fight with Sam Black. Along the way, he meets a lady who's the sister of Jim Moore (Buffalo Bill Jr.), another bad hombre who's in cahoots with Jim Moore, and an old friend who takes in Nina and helps Chris locate Nina's father and fight off the various desperadoes.[2][3] Amazingly, although George Hayes had a featured character and speaking role, he was omitted from the cast list in the opening credits!


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ricci, Mark; Zmijewsky, Boris; Zmijewsky, Steve (January 1983). The Complete Films of John Wayne. New York, NY: Citadel Press. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-8065-0872-6. 
  2. ^ NY Times review
  3. ^ Landesman, Fred (May 2004). The John Wayne Filmography. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company. p. 536. ISBN 978-0-7864-1779-7. 

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