The city of Tulsa is founded after the 1893 Oklahoma land rush. Judge John Kincaid becomes mayor, and his son, Ned, is sheriff. Saloon owner Whip McCord, who has a criminal past, plots against them to gain control of the city.
Father and son Ned Kincaid and John Kincaid are two of the thousands taking part in the Oklahoma land rush of the Cherokee Strip. They are certain they can stake out the piece of land they want for a new townsite, which they will call Tulsa, as they have the two fastest horses in the land. But out of circumstance, they are forced to share their townsite with outlaw Whip McCord, who wants exclusive rights to provide all saloons and gambling joints in the town. After the town of Tulsa is set up, Ned wants to run for mayor and John as sheriff so that they can quash the criminal element in town, namely McCord and his band of men. Their anti-crime platform raises the standoff between the two factions, both sides which will do whatever they need to get what they want. Written by
If anyone who saw this film back in 1943 as a short subject with a Warner Brothers feature and thought this looked familiar, they were absolutely right. Even the costumes were the same for Robert Shayne and Warner Anderson playing the roles that James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart played. Of course with those guys being somewhat taller than Cagney and Bogey the fit had to be considerably let out for this mini-version of The Oklahoma Kid.
Apparently Warner Brothers was doing something like that with a few of their classics. I saw another mini-version of Dodge City done by them at the same time which also used footage from the original. That one was so badly edited you could plainly recognize Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavilland in crowd scenes.
Never say the old moguls didn't know how to salvage and reuse.
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