The city of Tulsa is founded after the 1893 Oklahoma land rush. Judge John Kincaid becomes mayor, and his son, Ned, is sheriff. Saloon owner Whip McCord, who has a criminal past, plots against them to gain control of the city.
Father and son Ned Kincaid and John Kincaid are two of the thousands taking part in the Oklahoma land rush of the Cherokee Strip. They are certain they can stake out the piece of land they want for a new townsite, which they will call Tulsa, as they have the two fastest horses in the land. But out of circumstance, they are forced to share their townsite with outlaw Whip McCord, who wants exclusive rights to provide all saloons and gambling joints in the town. After the town of Tulsa is set up, Ned wants to run for mayor and John as sheriff so that they can quash the criminal element in town, namely McCord and his band of men. Their anti-crime platform raises the standoff between the two factions, both sides which will do whatever they need to get what they want. Written by
Excellent Warner short mixes historical drama with the Western genre to deliver one of the most action packed and suspenseful shorts I've seen. In the film, after the Oklahoma land rush of 1893, a family helps create what would become known as Tulsa but a gang of outlaws are also in town with their own plans. Robert Shayne is excellent as the hero and Warner Anderson packs a nice punch as the rival. The film works wonderfully well as a historical drama of the land rush and the fictional Western segment has all sorts of good action.
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