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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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Wes Handley
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Curley
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Indian Jack Pasco
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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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Trivia

This was James Cagney's first western. He would appear in only two more westerns--Run for Cover (1955) and Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)--both of them much later in his career. 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 »

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Narrator: Hunted, hiding... The Kid continued to play his cards the way he saw them... and by his own rules.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-a-way (1963) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1846) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster (1846)
Played at the dance by the campfire
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Hell's Kitchen Goes West
7 November 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

The Oklahoma Kid is a curio, more fun to think about than actually see. It is a western with James Cagney as a cowboy and Humphrey Bogart his black-clad nemesis. There is some humor in it, but it was made too early to be consciously campy; and as it was produced by Warner Brothers it has a fast, urban pace, but alas lacks the sophistication its dynamic star duo need to elevate it to clasic status, or even make it a good movie. It is not, by the way, a comedy, and is played straight much of the time. Neither star is at home on the range, and Cagney looks silly in a cowboy hat. On the other hand James Wong Howe's photography has some stunning compositions, and has about it, in its contrasting use of black and gray, a twilight quality that is very appealing but, like so much in this movie, not too appropriate for a western.


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