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

April 6th, 2020

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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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