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In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Passed  -  Western  -  6 December 1943 (USA)
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Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.

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Catherine Elizabeth Allen
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Jim 'Hunk' Gardner
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Despirit Dean
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Bessie Baxter
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Cuddles Walker
Grant Withers ...
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Cherokee Kid
Cecil Cunningham ...
Mrs. Ames
Irving Bacon ...
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Byron Foulger ...
Wilkins
Anne O'Neal ...
Mrs. Peabody
Richard Graham ...
Walter Ames
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Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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indian | oklahoma | cowboy | oil | wildcatter | See more »

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Thundering Violence! the earth explodes as untamed men fight for power and a woman! (original poster) See more »

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Western

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6 December 1943 (USA)  »

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War of the Wildcats  »

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Two women, Ethel Hill and Eleanore Griffin, share screen writing credit for Republic's western adventure film WAR OF THE WILDCATTERS (known to some as IN OLD OKLAHOMA). A modestly budgeted endeavor, the story comes to life thanks in large part to a cast that includes John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker, Gabby Hayes and Marjorie Rambeau. Wayne, from a different school of acting than the others, rises to the occasion and matches his costars with his own unique strength and performance. In addition to the acting, the motion picture benefits from extensive on-location shooting, which lends a degree of realism. Not to be missed-- there is an impressive moment when oil is struck and a huge gusher comes in.


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