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Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)

Passed | | Action, Romance, Western | 17 January 1951 (USA)
Bank robber serves his time in prison, tries to go straight.

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Margo St. Claire
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Alice Calhoun
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Lon Tuttle (as Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams)
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Judge Jennings
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Marshal Ken Slattery
John Ridgely ...
Railroad Detective Dan Hanes
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Ed Jennings
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Fred Salter
Helen Brown ...
Mrs. Salter
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Pete Kincaid
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Sammy Page
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Buck Botkin
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'Doc' Wrightmire (as Edwin Parker)
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The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE BOLDEST BANDIT OF A LAWLESS ERA! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Al Jennings de Oklahoma  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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After killing Marsden, Jennings leaves the house and holsters his pistol, however in the next shot he has his pistol in his hand again See more »

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Mrs. Salter: The men look bad to me.
Fred Salter: Well, they ought to feel right at home around here.
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Not a bad little film, but not much plot
12 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For 1951, not a bad little Western, with some bright colour photography, but after it was over I thought there was little substance to it. A quick Google confirms that Jennings wasn't much success as a crook and that the film took lots of liberties with his story, though I couldn't determine whether the reward for his capture every topped $20,000, as shown in the film. What made his life interesting was his political career after release from prison, but I guess that wouldn't have added much to an "action" Western.

Having fled Oklahoma because he fears being betrayed by his fellow gang members, Jennings returns to them, which didn't seem too bright. And the botched final raid on the train and its meagre rewards seem to sum up his career as a bad man. But the posse wasn't too bright, either, with its 20 or so members failing to capture the depleted Jennings gang at the ranch, though at least this led to a chase and final showdown.

It was good to see a youngish John Dehner, and Guinn Williams in a role where his character wasn't too empty-headed.


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