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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

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McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Kincaid
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Whip McCord
Rosemary Lane ...
Jane Hardwick
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Judge Hardwick
Harvey Stephens ...
Ned Kincaid
Hugh Sothern ...
John Kincaid
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Alec Martin
Edward Pawley ...
Doolin
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Wes Handley
Lew Harvey ...
Curley
Trevor Bardette ...
Indian Jack Pasco
John Miljan ...
Ringo
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Judge Morgan
Irving Bacon ...
Hotel Clerk
Joe Devlin ...
Keely
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Storyline

McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up he gets control of gambling and saloons. When Kincaid's father runs for mayor, McCord incites a mob to lynch the old man whom McCord has already framed for murder.. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Keep your eyes on BOTH! JAMES CAGNEY SHOOTS IT OUT WITH HUMPHREY BOGART IN THE OKLAHOMA KID (re-release print ad - mostly caps) See more »

Genres:

History | Western

Certificate:

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma Kid  »

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| (Ontario)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary magazine article, Hugh Sothern and Al J. Jennings had been participants in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1895. See more »

Goofs

In the bar room, shortly after Whip McCord tells The Oklahoma Kid to give him back the Indian money, the Kid shoots Curley in the belly. A few moments later, Curley walks out as if he had never been shot. See more »

Quotes

The Oklahoma Kid: Listen, I learned this about human nature when I was but so high, and that is: that the strong take away from the weak, and the smart take it away from the strong.
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Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Henry W. Petrie
Lyrics by Philip Wingate
Sung by James Cagney
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Yonda Lies da Homestead of my Fodda.
12 December 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Bet you didn't think two urban gangsters could put over a cowboy picture, did you? Not only that, make it so believable that it was entertaining - very much so, in fact. Well, surprise, surprise.This was a good picture with a very good storyline. Well done in all departments.Cagney plays the good-bad guy and Bogart, in a pre-Sam Spade role, plays the bad-bad guy.One of the interchangeable Lane sisters (in this case Rosemary)is the love interest.

Long story short; somebody done somebody wrong, with fistfights and gunplay and double-crosses and all the elements that make westerns so greatly entertaining. If you haven't seen it and like good westerns, do it.There is more than enough to like here. This movie was shown on 'old reliable'TCM just the other night. I don't think it's available in any format so you'll have to wait until they show it again and tape it.

No sequel, though. One oater with two crooked mobsters is enough. And they should have issued Cagney a different hat.


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