The Baron of Arizona
The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Samuel Fuller wrote and directed this lively drama based on the real-life adventures of James Addison Reavis, one of the most ambitious swindlers of the 19th Century. In 1871, Reavis (played by Vincent Price) began hatching an elaborate… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 1950
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2007
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not one of Fuller's best films, though the subject is fascinatingly offbeat, the cinematography is by James Wong Howe, and no personal Fuller project is devoid of interest.

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Brian Holcomb

The craziest true story I've never heard of that turned out to be pretty damn true. Even with Fuller shouting his own melodramatic version of the truth at the top of his lungs

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tells a fabulous story loosely based on true events that are inefficiently worked out thereby making it seem unlikely.

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Fernando F. Croce

A Balzacian comedy recalled by a man who, like Fuller, can't help admiring a rogue who can wield ingenuity in a wolfish world

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Emanuel Levy

Starring Vincent Price, Sam Fuller's second feature is a bizarre noirish Western, marred by preposterous plotting, but extremely well shot by ace lesner James Wong Howe.

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TV Guide

This is a powerful and colorful film, the second to be directed by the gifted Fuller, which shows a large slice of pioneer life in early America.

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Keith Uhlich
House Next Door

The Baron of Arizona (1950) is all thumbs, as much a forgery as the one perpetrated by its protagonist James Addison Reavis (Vincent Price).

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Ken Stachnik
Interesting because it's based on a true story. Sam Fuller delivers one his calmest pictures.
Aj V
It's a pretty far fetched story, but it is said to be based on a real story, which is really incredible. This movie is dramatic, romantic, exciting, and… More
Stella Dallas
somewhat exaggerated account of the notorious conman who used forged spanish land grants and even an orphaned girl to try to gain control of a large part of… More