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Hills of Oklahoma (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 June 1950 (USA)
In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen, the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest ... See full summary »

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Rex Allen's Horse (as The Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Sharon Forbes
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Kate Carney
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Brock Stevens
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Jiggs Endicott
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Dismal - the Cook
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Charles Stevens
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Hank Peters
Lee Phelps ...
Rancher Scotty Davis
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Rancher Johnson
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Joe Brant
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Henchman Sam
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Henchman Webb
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Tommy
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In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen, the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest railhead when he runs into trouble. The drive is stopped by Brock Stevens, whose father is a power in the meat-packing industry, and whose ownership of the railroad spur line enables him to deal ruthlessly with the local ranchers. Rex and the other ranchers are elated when Brock agrees to pay fair-market price for the cattle until they learn the exorbitant loading fees he charges will eat up their profits. The only alternative is to drive the herd to the main line railroad at Big Bow, but to do so means Brock will crack down on them for the $10,000 feed bill they owe his company. Rex starts to Tulsa to borrow the needed money, after ending a move by Hank, the lone dissenter among the ranchers and actually in league with the Stevens crowd. Brock sends his foreman, Webb, to stop Rex and his sidekick Jigg ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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New WESTERN THRILLS With That New COWBOY SENSATION!

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Caminho da Montanha  »

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Father and son villains
11 January 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Rex Allen stars in Hills Of Oklahoma which if it looks familiar is a remake of Gene Autry's Call Of The Canyon. We get two sidekicks in this one with twice the sidekick humor in the persons of Roscoe Ates and Fuzzy Knight.

The story dates somewhat because Autry's film is closer to the New Deal era which inspired it. Allen's put together a combine of ranchers to fight a railroad monopoly owned by father and son villains Robert Emmett Keane and Robert Karnes. They're meatpackers and they built and own a spur line where the ranchers ship from and they charge some really high rates.

Rex sells the others on the idea of another meat packer buying and the ranchers in this modern west going on an old fashioned cattle drive to the main rail head. The other packer is Elizabeth Risdon best known in westerns as Gabby Hayes's sparring partner in John Wayne's Tall In The Saddle. She's got pretty Elizabeth Fraser as an assistant who gets everyone's hormones going, Rex's and would you believe Fuzzy's.

There's one traitor in Rex's ranks in the person of Trevor Bardette who is making a deal for his own cattle to sell the others out.

Hills Of Oklahoma has a generous share of riding, shooting, a cattle stampede and three numbers for Rex Allen to sing. In those last days of Republic Pictures, Allen with both Gene Autry and Roy Rogers gone is Herbert J. Yates's last singing cowboy. He was a pleasant enough entertainer and after he was through as a movie singing cowboy was still making the country and western charts.

This film should please fan of the B western.


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