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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Approved  |   |  History, Western  |  11 March 1939 (USA)
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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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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
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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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History | Western

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

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Oklahoma Kid  »

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| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

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(Sepiatone)

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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 scene with the baby, when Cagney is strumming a guitar, it is a "flat top" style acoustic, much too modern for the time period of the movie. 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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Edited into Oklahoma Outlaws (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
(1850) (uncredited)
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Written by Stephen Foster
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One Of My Favorite Classic Westerns
31 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I may be in the minority here - at least with a couple of my classic-movie-buff friends, but I really liked this western. I thought it was one of the most interesting and entertaining classic westerns I've ever seen. Of course, having Jimmy Cagney in the lead didn't hurt. He's usually very entertaining and this is no exception. He plays his normal cocky self, but instead of gangster or something else modern-day, he was cowboy. To those too rigid fuddie-duddies who can't see their favorite actors trying different genres - too bad. Cagney as a cowboy?? Why not? He' still the same, great actor and entertainer. Same goes for Bogey.

Humphrey Bogart, as he so often was before he became a mega-star with Casablanca, played the bad guy. He looked like he had a bad toupee, too. I hope that wasn't his real hair!

This was fun to watch right from the get-go and also featured some excellent black-and-white cinematography (where is the DVD on this?), which made it all the better. At 82 minutes, this is a quick night of entertainment, but I liked that short running time.


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