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The Oklahoma Woman (1956)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 15 June 1956 (USA)
After six years in jail Steve returns to claim a ranch left him in a will. The town is in the middle of a rough election masterminded by saloon owner Marie. Steve is soon on the side of the... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

Lou Rusoff (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Denning ... Steve Ward
Peggie Castle ... Marie 'Oklahoma' Saunders
Cathy Downs ... Susan Grant
Mike Connors ... Tom Blake (as Touch Connors)
Martin Kingsley Martin Kingsley ... Sheriff Bill Peters
Tudor Owen ... Ed Grant
Jonathan Haze ... Blackie Thompson
Tom Dillon Tom Dillon ... Jimmy Marsh (as Thomas Dillon)
Edmund Cobb ... Deputy Sam
Dick Miller ... Bartender (as Richard Miller)
Bruno VeSota ... Stacy
Joe Brown Joe Brown ... Dick Martin
Aaron Saxon Aaron Saxon ... Stagecoach Office Clerk
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Storyline

After six years in jail Steve returns to claim a ranch left him in a will. The town is in the middle of a rough election masterminded by saloon owner Marie. Steve is soon on the side of the opposition candidate and his pretty daughter. The town's tough sheriff is on no-one's side, least of all Steve's. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La femme d'Oklahoma See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sunset Productions (III) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was released as a double feature with _Female Jungle (1954)_. See more »

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Good Low Budget Western
5 July 2002 | by subcityiiSee all my reviews

In the 1950's, when Roger Corman began his career as a producer-director, he made four westerns. As of this writing, this is the only one of those westerns that never made it to a home video or a DVD release. I was able to see a print of the film from a private collection. The unique thing here is that the title character is the femme fatale, the one the citizens want to run out of town. The plot concerns how the various characters fight for control of that town. Richard Denning literally wanders into the middle of the fight after a stint in prison. Mike Connors, billed here as Touch Connors, makes an effective heavy. Cathy Downs makes a good impression here as an heroic good girl. She actually fistfights the title character at the climax of the film to get what she needs to save the Denning character. Overall, a very good low budget western from Corman and company.


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