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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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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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Greater Than "Cimarron" - Packed with Thrills - Loaded with Action . . . As an Exciting page from American history is unfolded upon the screen ! See more »

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History | Western

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11 March 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma Kid  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was James Cagney's first western. He would appear in only 2 more westerns ("Run For Cover" and "Tribute To A Bad Man") much later in his career during the 1950's. See more »

Goofs

When the Kid visits Jane, he ties his horse to the bar in front of the house. A short time after that, Ned arrives. He's searching for the Kid. He is so eager to get him that (later in the movie) he even shoots at him (when the Kid is fleeing from the court house). But when Jane tells Ned that the Kid is not there, he believes her without asking about the horse, which he must have seen when he arrived. 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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Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Performed by James Cagney (in English and Spanish)
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Short in the Saddle
16 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

President Grover Cleveland declares some Oklahoma Cherokee land to be available for western settlers, which attracts singing cowboy James Cagney (as "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid) and his more dastardly, dark-suited rival Humphrey Bogart (as "Whip" McCord). Mr. Bogart gains control of the burgeoning town of Tulsa's vice, crime, gambling, and murder trade. Mr. Cagney lives on the outskirts since he's "WANTED!" But, he becomes reform-minded when Bogart's gang make trouble for Cagney's estranged brother Harvey Stephens (as Ned Kincaid), who want to clean up Tulsa. Cagney is also attracted to Donald Crisp (as Judge Hardwick)'s virtuous daughter, Rosemary Lane (as Jane Hardwick). In hindsight, this is more of a novelty than a movie.

***** The Oklahoma Kid (3/3/39) Lloyd Bacon ~ James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Harvey Stephens


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