In Old Arizona
In Old Arizona (1928)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1928
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

[A] distinctly enjoyable offering.

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TV Guide

Famous for being the first major sound western, this picture made progressive use of exterior sound and photography.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Variety Staff

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Uneven film with brilliant comedy relief by Edmund Lowe, and lots to interest fans of Raoul Walsh.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Walsh presents the action in his usual clear, well-paced and exciting manner.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

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.

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Byron Brubaker
Charming performance by Baxter as the suave bandit The Cisco Kid. Lowe and Burgess overact in the way common to stage or silent movie actors making the… More
John Ballantine
Lost in the annals of history is this early film that doesn't stretch the use of film making. The westerns that followed easily make this one forgettable.