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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved | | History, Western | 11 March 1939 (USA)
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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Whip McCord
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Jane Hardwick
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Judge Hardwick
Harvey Stephens ...
Ned Kincaid
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John Kincaid
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Alec Martin
Edward Pawley ...
Doolin
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Wes Handley
Lew Harvey ...
Curley
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Indian Jack Pasco
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Ringo
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Judge Morgan
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Hotel Clerk
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Keely
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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" 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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History | Western

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Oklahoma Kid  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Regarding Humphrey Bogart's "mushroom" jibe about James Cagney in his cowboy hat--Bogart said that Cagney looked like a mushroom--Cagney had a revenge of sorts. After seeing Bogie picking his nose in his car, he wrote a little rhyme: "In this little town of ours, people see all sorts of primps and poses . . . but movie stars in fancy cars shouldn't pick their famous noses". Apparently, according to Michael J. Fox in his excellent documentary about Cagney--James Cagney: Top of the World (1992)--he sent it to Bogart, but didn't receive a reply. See more »

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The Oklahoma Kid has a New York accent. The Oklahoma Kid who should sound like someone from Oklahoma. Instead, he sounds like someone from Hell's Kitchen in NYC. Curious casting. See more »

Quotes

Ned Kincaid: Pop is counting on you to bringing law and order in this territory, Judge.
Judge Hardwick: That's going to be some job, judging from the scum of the west I've seen drifting in here.
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Referenced in Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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My Gal Is a High-Born Lady
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Barney Fagan
Played at the beginning of the first saloon scene
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Very entertaining
17 March 2015 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

For a weeknight viewing this was a very entertaining film. Bogart & Cagney were well cast. It was a good story, interesting dialogue and a great cast. Engaging actions scenes and exciting fisticuffs! Highly recommend viewing. James Cagney... what couldn't he do?! He was such a versatile talent. He does show off his agility and song talents in The Oklahoma Kid, and the singing was endearing. If you love Cagney you will like this movie. Bogey was his usual dyspeptic self. Played the bad guy well, of course. And Ward Bond...who doesn't love Ward Bond?! Not a lot of dialogue from him but he played a man of few words. This is a great entertainment for a rainy day or a weeknight. You can't go wrong with this cast.


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