In Old Arizona
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Warner Baxter, sporting a black mustache and a musical-comedy Mexican accent, stars as the Cisco Kid, the "Robin Hood of the Old West" created by O. Henry. Edmund Lowe co-stars as Cisco's "friendly enemy" Sgt. Mickey Dunne, the role that was originally to have gone to Raoul Walsh. Both men are madly in love with dusky beauty Tonia Maria (Dorothy Burgess), and in fact Cisco is so "far gone" that he composes a song in the girl's honor (actually, "My Tonia", first heard during the opening credits, was written by Fox studio tunesmiths Lew Brown, B.G.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] distinctly enjoyable offering."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Famous for being the first major sound western, this picture made progressive use of exterior sound and photography."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Lifeless."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It's the first outdoor talker and a western, with a climax twist to make the story stand out from the usual hill and dale thesis."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Uneven film with brilliant comedy relief by Edmund Lowe, and lots to interest fans of Raoul Walsh."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Walsh presents the action in his usual clear, well-paced and exciting manner."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The first major Western in sound...One can occasionally feel the filmmakers showing off the technology, with close-ups of a crying baby or sizzling ham and eggs. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Warner Baxter, better known as the dying producer in 42nd Street, won Best Actor Oscar as the Cisco Kid in this primitivee Western, most of which takes place indoorse."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"If it appears that I'm being too hard on this film, one doesn't have to look very far to see far superior films, both sound and silent, released around the same time."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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