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In Old Oklahoma (1943)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 6 December 1943 (USA)
In 1906, on Oklahoma's Indian lands, a cowboy fights for oil lease rights against a greedy oilman while a pretty schoolteacher steals both men's hearts.

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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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Wildcat Men and their Wildcat Women! See more »

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Romance | Western

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6 December 1943 (USA)  »

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War of the Wildcats  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1944 with Martha Scott and Albert Dekker reprising their film roles. See more »

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As Wayne's character builds his oil rig and races to strike oil, the words of the months appearing on screen to show time passing are in an art deco font--a strange choice, seeing as the film's story is set in the early 20th century before the Roaring 20s. See more »

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Slam-Bang Rip-Roaring Action-Packed
22 September 2006 | by 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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