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Arena (1953) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gig Young, Polly Bergen, Barbara Lawrence, Jean Hagen, Henry "Harry" Morgan, Lee Van Cleef, Lee Aaker, Robert Horton.

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An aging rodeo star (Gig Young) meets up with his estranged wife (Polly Bergen) at an engagement in Tucson, Arizona. Although she tries to appear indifferent, the wife has actually traveled to the Tucson arena in a last-ditch attempt to win back her husband. Unfortunately, he is now entangled with a blonde siren (Barbara Lawrence) who has no intention of letting her "meal ticket" wander back home. On the other hand, the wife's bid is vigorously supported by a mutual friend, Lew Hutchins (Henry "Harry" Morgan). A former rodeo champion of champions, Hutchins is now reduced to playing a clown.
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Script Analysis of Arena (1953)

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Plot & Themes

Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   cowboy Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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