In the 1941 western "Arizona," Jean Arthur stars as Phoebe Titus, a frontier hellcat who has gotten the better of every man in Tuscon, circa 1860. Then William Holden shows up as Peter Muncie from Missouri, on his way to California. Phoebe is so smitten with the young lad that she actually takes to wearing dresses, but he wants to get to California. Just to make things worse, local bad guys Jefferson Carteret (Warren William) and Lazarus Ward (Porter Hall) are after her business, stealing her money and having Indians attack her wagon trains. Fortunately, in the best scene in the picture, Peter gets a herd of cattle to stop the attacking Indians, and then the happy couple proceeds to get themselves hitched. Over two hours long, "Arizona" is one of the slowest paced westerns you will ever see. Producer/Director Wesley Ruggles spent a reported $2 million making "Arizona," and apparently could not bear to cut anything of the film he shot. This was Holden's first western, in a part originally intended for Gary Cooper. His performance is okay and he certainly holds his own with Arthur, who was ten years older, and still seems a bit too wholesome to be a frontier heroine.