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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 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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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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murder | saloon | outlaw | lynching | revenge | See more »

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A HIT! (re-release print ad - all caps) See more »

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History | Western

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

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The Oklahoma Kid  »

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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

John Kincaid: What's your proposition?
Whip McCord: You go right ahead and build your town and attract settlers.
John Kincaid: So you can take away their money at faro and roulette, eh?
Whip McCord: Yeah, that's the idea. You take care of their virtues, I'll take care of their vices. Simple, ain't it?
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Referenced in The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Performed by James Cagney (in English and Spanish)
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Cagney's First Western
26 November 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

After all of his movies in the asphalt jungle, Cagney came west. He acquits himself well too. He did own a ranch and was a pretty good rider. Throughout the movie his trademark mannerisms show. When you consider how you would imagine an "Oklahoma Kid" to be and act, then Cagney was perfect for the role. Always in control with a touch of humor but tough when he had to be. He was in many westerns later in his career but this was his first western.

Bogart handled himself as you would expect a tough guy to act in the west. Bogart is Bogart and he plays his role well. Two tough guys, one bad and one bad with some good points. In the end they have to settle. The ending is not what you expect.


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