Arizona


1918

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 8, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; An Artcraft Picture
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Arizona by Augustus Thomas (Chicago, 12 Jun 1899).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,213ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

Lieutenant Denton of the United States Cavalry loves Bonita Canby, the daughter of a prosperous Arizona rancher. Estrella Benham, the wife of the regiment's commander, Colonel Benham, is bored by her elderly husband and seeks distraction in the arms of Captain Hodgeman, a fortune hunter. When Denton overhears the lovers making plans to elope, he wrests Estrella's jewels from Hodgeman and throws him out. Hoping to persuade Estrella to break with Hodgeman, Denton follows her to her room, but the two are surprised by Colonel Benham. Rather than reveal Estrella's disloyalty, Denton says nothing and resigns in disgrace to accept a position as foreman of the Canby ranch. Denton proposes to Bonita, but Hodgeman has poisoned her father's mind against him. Estrella finally exonerates Denton, and he and Bonita are wed on horseback.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 8, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; An Artcraft Picture
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Arizona by Augustus Thomas (Chicago, 12 Jun 1899).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,213ft (5 reels)

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Notes

Exterior scenes were filmed in Arizona. Some sources list Frederick Burton's role as Colonel Bonham. Some sources credit Dick Rosson with the role of Tony. Modern sources credit Fairbanks as the scenarist, producer and director. In addition to the 1913 version listed above, the story was remade in 1931 by director George B. Seitz for Columbia with John Wayne. That film was also called Men Are Like That.