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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, History | 11 March 1939 (USA)
During the Oklahoma Land Rush, the lawlessness is exacerbated by the McCord gang's feud with the Kincaids, who are trying to bring law and justice to the region.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Warren Duff (screen play), Robert Buckner (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cagney ... Jim Kincaid
Humphrey Bogart ... Whip McCord
Rosemary Lane ... Jane Hardwick
Donald Crisp ... Judge Hardwick
Harvey Stephens ... Ned Kincaid
Hugh Sothern ... John Kincaid
Charles Middleton ... Alec Martin
Edward Pawley ... Doolin
Ward Bond ... Wes Handley
Lew Harvey Lew Harvey ... Curley
Trevor Bardette ... Indian Jack Pasco
John Miljan ... Ringo
Arthur Aylesworth ... Judge Morgan
Irving Bacon ... Hotel Clerk
Joe Devlin ... Keely - Bartender
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Storyline

McCord's gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up he gets control of gambling and saloons. When Kincaid's father runs for mayor, McCord incites a mob to lynch the old man whom McCord has already framed for murder.. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Keep your eyes on BOTH! JAMES CAGNEY SHOOTS IT OUT WITH HUMPHREY BOGART IN THE OKLAHOMA KID (re-release print ad - mostly caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oklahoma Kid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There were a total of five land runs in Oklahoma (1889, 1891, 1892, 1893 and 1895). Tulsa was not involved or formed as a result of any of the land runs, as depicted in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The Oklahoma Kid has a New York accent. The Oklahoma Kid who should sound like someone from Oklahoma. Instead, he sounds like someone from Hell's Kitchen in NYC. Curious casting. See more »

Quotes

Ned Kincaid: Pop is counting on you to bringing law and order in this territory, Judge.
Judge Hardwick: That's going to be some job, judging from the scum of the west I've seen drifting in here.
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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

My Gal Is a High-Born Lady
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Barney Fagan
Played at the beginning of the first saloon scene
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How did this movie wind up in GOODFELLAS?
29 November 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

Remember in GOODFELLAS when Joe Pesci goes crazy with a gun (at his servant's expense) saying 'What's the film with Bogart as a cowboy?" The replie is "Shane?" He retorts "Shane?! No, Oklahoma Kid!" He was refering to this odd misfit, but enjoyable western.

James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart look as well suited in the old west as Gabby Hayes and Lash LaRue would look in a Manhattan speakeasy, but these two pros have fun with the film anyway. Their bar-room brawl with each other is a hum-dinger, and you have to get a load of Cagney singing a Spanish lullaby to a baby.


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