The Baron of Arizona – 1950 – English
Film directed in 1950 by Samuel Fuller, and starring Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi, Tina Pine, Sam Flint, Reed Hadley, Robert Barrat, Robin Short, Karen Kester, Margia Dean, Gene Roth, Jonathan Hale, Edward Keane, Barbara Woodell, I. Stanford Jolley, Herman Hack, Bert Stevens, Fred Kohler Jr., Tristram Coffin, Angelo Rossitto, Jack Tornek…
Synopsis: Master swindler James Reavis devotes years to forging documents that will give him claim to the entire state of Arizona.
He finds a young girl whom he believes is an orphan and hires a governess to educate her in the manner of the Spanish aristocracy.
He invents deceased parents for her whose ancestry can be traced to a mythical Spanish nobleman.
He then insinuates himself into a Spanish monastery for three years so he can access its biblioteca which carries the records of Spanish land grants.
He later joins a gypsy band to have access to the library of a Spanish noblemen where he can alter duplicate documents.
When everything is in place, he marries the now-grown young woman and puts in his claim as her husband as the Baron of Arizona.