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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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History | Western


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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 »


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 »


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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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »


Arkansas Traveler
(1840) (uncredited)
Music by Sanford Faulkner
Played at the dance by the campfire
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Yonda Lies da Homestead of my Fodda.
12 December 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Bet you didn't think two urban gangsters could put over a cowboy picture, did you? Not only that, make it so believable that it was entertaining - very much so, in fact. Well, surprise, surprise.This was a good picture with a very good storyline. Well done in all departments.Cagney plays the good-bad guy and Bogart, in a pre-Sam Spade role, plays the bad-bad guy.One of the interchangeable Lane sisters (in this case Rosemary)is the love interest.

Long story short; somebody done somebody wrong, with fistfights and gunplay and double-crosses and all the elements that make westerns so greatly entertaining. If you haven't seen it and like good westerns, do it.There is more than enough to like here. This movie was shown on 'old reliable'TCM just the other night. I don't think it's available in any format so you'll have to wait until they show it again and tape it.

No sequel, though. One oater with two crooked mobsters is enough. And they should have issued Cagney a different hat.

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