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The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, History | 11 March 1939 (USA)
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" ... See full summary »

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Judge Morgan
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Keely - Bartender
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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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Greater Than "Cimarron" - Packed with Thrills - Loaded with Action . . . As an Exciting page from American history is unfolded upon the screen ! See more »


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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John Kincaid: What's your proposition?
Whip McCord: You go right ahead and build your town and attract settlers.
John Kincaid: So you can take away their money at faro and roulette, eh?
Whip McCord: 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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Remade as Oklahoma Outlaws (1943) See more »

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Gwine to Rune All Night
(1850) (uncredited)
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster
Played in McCord's casino
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Cagney's First Western
26 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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