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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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Byron Foulger ...
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Richard Graham ...
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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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Great Race to the Refinery
26 June 2001 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"In Old Oklahoma" or "War of the Wildcats" (its re-release title), could have been one of Wayne's better 40s westerns. It is spoiled in the first half, by Wayne trying to do the light comedy thing in his romancing of Martha Scott. It just doesn't work. There is plenty of excitement in the second half including a good fight between Wayne and villain Albert Dekker and a race to the refinery wagon race at the film's climax.

Besides Wayne, Scott and Dekker, we have George "Gabby" Hayes, Grant Withers on the right side of the law, Sidney Blackmer as Teddy Roosevelt and saints preserve us, Miss squeaky clean Dale Evans playing a saloon showgirl of all things, little touchy and all. If you look closely in the railway car scenes at the beginning, you'll see "B" veterans Roy Barcroft, Lane Chandler and Tom London in bit parts.

Not bad, but could have been better.


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