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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Whip McCord
Jane Hardwick
Judge Hardwick
Harvey Stephens ...
Ned Kincaid
Hugh Sothern ...
John Kincaid
Alec Martin
Edward Pawley ...
Wes Handley
Lew Harvey ...
Indian Jack Pasco
Judge Morgan
Hotel Clerk


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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Release Date:

11 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma Kid  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Bogart's character claims to be from "the panhandle". But in what seems like strange casting. He has a strong New York accent. See more »


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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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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"Tell that little squirt over by the piano that I want to see him."
2 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Interesting western with an offbeat Warner Bros. cast that's more at home in a gangster picture than a cowboy shoot-'em-up. Humphrey Bogart plays the villain, a stagecoach robber turned corrupt saloon owner. He wears a black hat so we know he's no good. James Cagney plays the cocky anti-hero, as quick with his guns as he is with his fists. He also shows how good he is with babies and even gets to sing! Rosemary Lane is the pretty girl who can't resist Cagney's charms. Donald Crisp is her father. Ward Bond, Harvey Stephens, Edward Pawley, and Charles Middleton are among the others in the cast. There's drama, humor, action, and romance. Yeah, it's admittedly a corny movie but pretty entertaining, especially for fans of the two leads. This won't be confused for a John Ford western but it's fun for what it is.

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