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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
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Bessie Baxter
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Cuddles Walker
Grant Withers ...
Richardson
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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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cowboy | oklahoma | oil | indian | revolver | See more »

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Wildcat Men and their Wildcat Women! See more »

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War of the Wildcats  »

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Slam-Bang Rip-Roaring Action-Packed
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A good example of the old style Slam-Bang western movie. The race to the refinery is one of the most exciting movie endings ever. Wayne is great as he once again gives charisma to an ordinary western hero. Martha Scott is cute here but not "cutesy". Scott is sort of "Diva" cute in this movie and holds her own against the awesome Wayne. Albert Dekker is also on hand to deliver some good acting as an oily villain who is in the oil business.

The trip west on the train in this movie successfully evokes a sense of adventure that you once could experience traveling far west in the USA. Probably ended when the legendary Route 66 automobile road was deactivated.

Must reluctantly rate this "7" because unfortunately Old Slam-Bang also nowadays means dated. However, it is still a watchable, fun movie.


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