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" ...
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Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.
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
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Regarding Humphrey Bogart's "mushroom" jibe about James Cagney in his cowboy hat--Bogart said that Cagney looked like a mushroom--Cagney had a revenge of sorts. After seeing Bogie picking his nose in his car, he wrote a little rhyme: "In this little town of ours, people see all sorts of primps and poses . . . but movie stars in fancy cars shouldn't pick their famous noses". Apparently, according to Michael J. Fox in his excellent documentary about Cagney--James Cagney: Top of the World (1992)--he sent it to Bogart, but didn't receive a reply. See more »
In the scene with the baby, when Cagney is strumming a guitar, it is a "flat top" style acoustic, much too modern for the time period of the movie. See more »
What's your proposition?
You go right ahead and build your town and attract settlers.
So you can take away their money at faro and roulette, eh?
Yeah, that's the idea. You take care of their virtues, I'll take care of their vices. Simple, ain't it?
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After all of his movies in the asphalt jungle, Cagney came west. He acquits himself well too. He did own a ranch and was a pretty good rider. Throughout the movie his trademark mannerisms show. When you consider how you would imagine an "Oklahoma Kid" to be and act, then Cagney was perfect for the role. Always in control with a touch of humor but tough when he had to be. He was in many westerns later in his career but this was his first western.
Bogart handled himself as you would expect a tough guy to act in the west. Bogart is Bogart and he plays his role well. Two tough guys, one bad and one bad with some good points. In the end they have to settle. The ending is not what you expect.
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