In Old Arizona

In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.wikipedia
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In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
December 25 – In Old Arizona, released by Fox Films, is the first sound-on-film feature-length talkie, utilizing the Movietone process. Previously, feature-length talkies used the less-reliable Vitaphone sound-on-disc process. It is also the first Western talkie, and the first sound film primarily shot outdoors.

Irving Cummings

In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.
In 1934, Cummings directed Grand Canary, and in 1929, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his direction of In Old Arizona.

Warner Baxter

In Old Arizona contributed to creating the image of the singing cowboy, as its star, Warner Baxter, does some incidental singing.
Baxter became known for his role as The Cisco Kid in the 1928 film In Old Arizona, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2nd Academy Awards.

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Baxter went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Academy Award for Best Director

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Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.

Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

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Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.

Academy Award for Best Cinematography

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Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.

Arthur Edeson

Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.
In Old Arizona (1929), the first sound film to be shot outside a studio, provided evidence to Hollywood executives that talking pictures need not be confined to the sound stage.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.

The Cisco Kid

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The film, which was based on the character of the Cisco Kid in the story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood. Raoul Walsh was set to direct and star as the Cisco Kid in this film, but had to abandon the project when a jackrabbit jumped through a windshield of a vehicle he was driving and cost Walsh an eye, after which he wore an eyepatch for the remainder of his life.
For his portrayal of the Kid in the early sound film In Old Arizona (1928), Warner Baxter won the second Best Actor Oscar.

Dorothy Burgess

Dorothy Burgess as Tonia Maria
Fox Film acquired her services and she debuted in In Old Arizona (1928), the first of the outdoor talking films.

Tom Barry (screenwriter)

Tom Barry
Other nominations included Best Director for Irving Cummings, Best Writing for Tom Barry, Best Cinematography for Arthur Edeson, and Best Picture.
He was nominated for two Oscars for Best Screenplay, for In Old Arizona and The Valiant at the 2nd Academy Awards.

Edmund Lowe

Edmund Lowe as Sergeant Mickey Dunn
In Old Arizona (1929) as Sgt. Mickey Dunn

Louis R. Loeffler

Louis Loeffler
Through his five-decade career, he worked on over 100 films, including In Old Arizona (1928), Hotel for Women (1939), In the Meantime, Darling (1944), Laura (1944), The Iron Curtain (1948), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), River of No Return (1954), and Anatomy of a Murder (1959).

Raoul Walsh

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Raoul Walsh was set to direct and star as the Cisco Kid in this film, but had to abandon the project when a jackrabbit jumped through a windshield of a vehicle he was driving and cost Walsh an eye, after which he wore an eyepatch for the remainder of his life.
He was then hired to direct and star in In Old Arizona, a film about O. Henry's character the Cisco Kid.

Pre-Code Hollywood

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In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Western (genre)

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In Old Arizona is a 1928 American Pre-Code Western film directed by Irving Cummings, nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

O. Henry

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The film, which was based on the character of the Cisco Kid in the story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood.

Hollywood

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The film, which was based on the character of the Cisco Kid in the story "The Caballero's Way" by O. Henry, was a major innovation in Hollywood.

Sound film

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It was the first major Western to use the new technology of sound and the first talkie to be filmed outdoors.

Bryce Canyon National Park

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It made extensive use of authentic locations, filming in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah, and the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mojave Desert in California.

Zion National Park

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It made extensive use of authentic locations, filming in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah, and the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mojave Desert in California.

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It made extensive use of authentic locations, filming in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah, and the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mojave Desert in California.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

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It made extensive use of authentic locations, filming in Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park in Utah, and the Mission San Juan Capistrano and the Mojave Desert in California.