Painted Desert

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Painted Desert Barren high plateau region in n central Arizona, USA, e of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. Erosion and heat have exposed bands of red and yellow sediment and bentonite clay. Area: c.19,400sq km (7500sq mi).

Painted Desert

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Painted Desert ★★ 1931

Gable's first film role of any consequence came in this early sound western. Gable plays a villain opposite “good guy” William Boyd. 80m/B VHS, DVD . William Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, George O'Brien, Clark Gable, William Farnum; D: Howard Higgin.