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TMBDOS! Episode 199: “In Old Arizona” (1928) & “The Virginian” (1929).

April 6th, 2020


Lee and Daniel found themselves in the talkies by mistake this week, but that didn't stop them from watching and giving their thoughts on "In Old Arizona" (1928) & "The Virginian" (1929), which are two post-silent era pre-code Westerns with a hell of a lot in common both good and bad.Things brought up include brown-face and bad stereotypical accents; the genre tropes of love triangles and the schoolmarm taming the wild cowboy; strange tonal shifts; The Cisco Kid series that "In Old Arizona" spawned; great moments in these early films that are ignored by so-called film experts, and the value of said experts opinions; and how "The Virginian" is really just a prequel to a film we've already covered, also starring Gary Cooper. Also covered: listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late.

"In Old Arizona" IMDB 

"The Virginian" IMDB 

Featured Music: "My Tonia" by the Nat Shilkret Victor Orchestra; "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay" by Elsa Lanchester; and "Bury Me Not on the Lone Praire" by Burl Ives.

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