The Arizona Cowboy (1950)

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Ex-G.I. Rex Allen, a song-singing, bronc-busting cowboy for the rodeo show ran by Colonel Shawnee Jefferson is arrested by Sheriff Elmer Fuller as an accessory in the theft of $50,000 from ... See full summary »



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17 January 2013 | bkoganbing
| Rex Takes His Bow
Not only did Rex Allen make his movie debut in The Arizona Cowboy, but he got a nickname for the rest of his life. Henceforth Allen who was born in Arizona and died there was billed as The Arizona Cowboy.

In this film debut Allen who is a rodeo rider hears about his father being a fugitive and responsible for sabotage on an irrigation project. The sheriff comes to the rodeo looking for Rex, but he beats it out of there and goes back home with an alias. Only Minerva Urecal recognizes him and that only after awhile.

Of course Rex's father played by John Elliott is being framed by the real culprits and Rex together with newly acquired sidekick Gordon Jones has to ferret them out. No mystery here we know right away who's been doing the dirty work. Let's just say he's got a real good reason for wanting folks to get off their properties.

Rex apparently didn't think too much of his film debut, but The Arizona Cowboy is not a bad B western and Allen fits the mold of the Saturday afternoon cowboy hero. He probably would have had a longer run in films had he come along earlier, but his type of film would be showing up regularly on various western television series.

I think any redblooded western fan will enjoy this.

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