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Arizona Bushwackers Details


Producer A.C. Lyles managed to do quite well for himself in the 1960s by making low-budget westerns crammed full of familiar faces whose stock in the film industry had slipped a bit. Starring in Arizona Bushwackers were such celebrities of yesteryear as Howard Keel, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane and James Craig. Keel is cast as a Confederate POW who is pardoned when he agrees to patrol the West on behalf of the Union. Assigned to a wide-open Arizona town, he stands up to such disreputable types as a crooked sheriff (MacLane) and saloon-owner Ireland. When legal means fail, the ex-POW resorts to six-guns and fists to keep the peace. Yvonne De Carlo's part was to have been played by Betty Hutton, but the latter actress could not adapt to A.C. Lyles' "get it right on the first take" approach. Arizona Bushwackers may be cheaply made, but it is consummately acted by its strong ensemble cast and sturdily directed by Leslie Selander. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Howard Keel
as Lee Travis
Yvonne De Carlo
as Jill Wyler
John Ireland
as Dan Shelby
Marilyn Maxwell
as Molly
Scott Brady
as Tom Rile
Brian Donlevy
as Maj.Smith
James Craig
as Ike Clanton
Regis Parton
as Curly
Eric Cody
as Bushwhacker
James Cagney
as Narrator
Barton MacLane
as Sheriff Lloyd Grover
James Cagney
as Narrator


Lesley Selander
A.C. Lyles
Andrew Craddock
Screen Story
Lester Shorr
Jimmie Haskell
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Dale Hutchinson
First Assistant Director