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Arizonian, The

Synopsis
Western feature film. Marshall Tallant is the sheriff protecting Silver City from outlaws. The film opens with a variety show in a saloon bar which features the ‘Ghost scene from Hamlet’ (I iv) with black comedian Willie Best playing a nervous ghost and D’Arcy Corrigan (uncredited) playing Hamlet. Some saloon patrons fire their guns to frighten Best.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of release
1935
Duration
76 mins; 6,808 feet

Credits

Director
Charles Vidor
Producer
Cliff Reid
Cinematographer
Harold Wenstrom
Screenplay
Dudley Nicols
Music
Roy Webbs
Cast
D’Arcy CorriganHamlet
Margot GrahameKitty Rivers
Preston FosterTex Randolph
Richard DixClay Tallant
Willie BestPompey (Ghost)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); westerns

Production Company

Name

RKO

Notes
Home Video rights in the UK are handled bu Universal Home Video (qv). TV rights in the UK are held by the BBC. US rights are held by Warner Home Video.

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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