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Arena (1953)





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Bob Danvers, an arrogant, irresponsible rodeo star, retaliates for losing his wife by having an affair with a pretty fan in this melodrama. His wife, Ruth, really loves him, but she can no longer handle his selfishness and leaves. Hob has his moment of truth at a major Tucson rodeo when his ex-buddy, now a rodeo clown, sacrifices his life to save Hob from being gored by a berserk Brahma bull. The film features realistic scenes from a rodeo and was originally a 3-D picture.

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Gig Young
as Hob Danvers
Jean Hagen
as Meg Hutchins
Polly Bergen
as Ruth Danvers
Harry Morgan
as Lew Hutchins
Barbara Lawrence
as Sylvia Morgan
Robert Horton
as Jackie Roach
Lee Aaker
as Teddy Hutchins
Marilee Phelps
as Smitty's Wife
Jim Hayward
as Cal Jamison
George D. Wallace
as Buster Cole
Grady Thomas Clarkson
as Commissioner Dent
Diana Rose
as Space Lady in Nightclub
Cliff Lance
as Space Comic
George Masselli
as Fish Kid No. 1
August Lohvary
as Fish Kid No. 2
Stuart Randall
as Eddie Elstead
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Critic Reviews for Arena

All Critics (2)

Expert 3-D photography in color and a minimum of "depth" trickery deserve recognition in this otherwise painfully routine rodeo western.

January 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The film does a marvelous job of capturing the realistic flavor of being around rodeo performers.

March 31, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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