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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

This was James Cagney's first western. He would appear in only two more westerns--Run for Cover (1955) and Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)--both of them much later in his career. See more »

Goofs

Bogart's character claims to be from "the panhandle". But in what seems like strange casting. He has a strong New York accent. See more »

Quotes

John Kincaid: In the end, I'll see that the law gets you. And it won't be just to run you out of town. It'll be at the end of a rope.
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Referenced in Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Written by Effie I. Canning
Performed by James Cagney (in English and Spanish)
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Perfectly watchable "Warner Bros" western.
28 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

I was never sure about either James Cagney or Humphrey Bogart being in westerns but "The Oklahoma Kid" is not too bad. It has a brief running time, a fair measure of action and incident, the music is perfectly tolerable and at least Cagney and Bogart have a proper one on one confrontation at the end. I bought this film on video in the early 1990s and I enjoyed it then. Cagney is a "Robin Hood" type of hero who hides his true identity behind the name "The Oklahoma Kid." Bogart is a killer and dishonest businessman who wants to turn the local town into a place of sin, corruption and degradation. Cagney stated in his memoirs that he added little bits of dialogue in order to relive his boredom! What he included certainly does the film no harm.


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