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Take Me Back to Oklahoma (1940)

Storm is out to wreck Ace's stage line. When Tex arrives to help Ace, Storm brings in hired killer Mule Bates. But Tex and Bates know each other and the two devise a plan to fool Storm.

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(screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tex Lawton
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Bob Wills
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Slim Hunkapillar
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Deacon Ames (as Bob McKenzie)
Karl Hackett ...
Storm
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Henchman Snapper
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Henchman Red
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Mule Bates
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Ace Hutchinson (as Carlton Young)
George Eldredge ...
Sheriff
Johnny Lee Wills ...
Texas Playboy Bass Player (as Johnnie Lee Wills)
Leon McAuliffe ...
Texas Playboy Steel Guitar Player
Son Caz Lansford ...
Texas Playboy
Wayne Johnson ...
Texas Playboy
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Storm is out to wreck Ace's stage line. When Tex arrives to help Ace, Storm brings in hired killer Mule Bates. But Tex and Bates know each other and the two devise a plan to fool Storm.

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Wanted by the law...marked by the lawless...betrayed by his best friend...but you can't stop a Texan while there's a song on his lips...and lead slugs in his six guns! See more »

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11 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma Bound  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Tuesday 16 November 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Monday 10 July 1950 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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Edited into Six Gun Theater: Take Me Back to Oklahoma (2016) See more »

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Take Me Back To Tulsa
by Bob Wills
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Formula B Western plus Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
22 April 2004 | by (Brownsville, Texas) – See all my reviews

The scene with Bob Wills and his band riding on top of a stage coach strumming a tune is priceless. Tex Ritter is in fine form saving the little lady's property and snaring the bad guys. Ritter, who has a trusty side kick to add a little slapstick to the plot, sings and so does Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. To any Wills fan this is an excellent opportunity to see how the band looked in a performance. Wills' dancing is not unlike some modern performers. Good entertainment and a great reminder of how Westerns once were in the U.S. This is the kind of movie I spent countless Saturday afternoons seeing and sometimes staying over to see again. Without the music this is about average; with the music it is priceless.


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