In Old Oklahoma (1944)

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    • In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      IN OLD OKLAHOMA
      also known as WAR OF THE WILDCATS

      DIRECTED BY ALBERT S. ROGELL
      PRODUCED BY ROERT NORTH
      MUSIC BY WALTER SCHARF
      REPUBLIC PICTURES


      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma,
      as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
      Summary written by Jim Beaver

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... Daniel F. Somers
      Martha Scott .... Catherine Elizabeth Allen
      Albert Dekker .... Jim 'Hunk' Gardner (president, Gardner Oil Co.)
      George 'Gabby' Hayes .... Despirit Dean (stage driver)
      Marjorie Rambeau .... Bessie Baxter (hotel proprietor)
      Dale Evans .... Cuddles Walker (dance-hall singer)
      Grant Withers .... Richardson (head driller)
      Sidney Blackmer .... Teddy Roosevelt
      Paul Fix .... Cherokee Kid
      Cecil Cunningham .... Mrs. Ames
      Irving Bacon .... Ben (telegraph operator)
      Byron Foulger .... Wilkins
      Anne O'Neal .... Mrs. Peabody
      Richard Graham .... Walter Ames
      Charles Agnew .... (uncredited)
      Stanley Andrews .... Mason (Indian agent) (uncredited)
      Charles Arnt .... Joe (train conductor) (uncredited)
      Hooper Atchley .... Witherspoon's Assistant (uncredited)
      Roy Barcroft .... Oil worker on train (uncredited)
      Charles Bates .... Little Sun (uncredited)
      Bill Borzage .... Dan's man (oiler) (uncredited)
      Dick Botiller .... Blake (oiler) (uncredited)
      Linda Brent .... Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Yakima Canutt .... (uncredited)
      Jess Cavin .... Barfly (uncredited)
      Eddy Chandler .... McCann, Gardner's Oil Man (uncredited)
      George Chandler .... (uncredited)
      Lane Chandler .... Card player on train (uncredited)
      Juanita Colteaux .... (uncredited)
      Mary Jane Croft .... Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Wade Crosby .... Corrigan (oiler) (uncredited)
      William B. Davidson .... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
      Babe DeFreest .... (uncredited)
      Myrna Dell .... Blonde (uncredited)
      John Dilson .... Witherspoon's Clerk (uncredited)
      Curley Dresden .... Second randy train passenger (uncredited)
      Kenne Duncan .... Indignant businessman on train (uncredited)
      Pearl Early .... Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
      Rhonda Fleming .... Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Edward Gargan .... Kelsey (waiter) (uncredited)
      Bud Geary .... Miller (card player on train) (uncredited)
      Gus Glassmire .... Secretary of the Interior (uncredited)
      Fred Graham .... Gardner's man (uncredited)
      Bonnie Jean Hartley .... Saloon girl (uncredited)
      Al Hill .... Waiter (uncredited)
      Pat Hogan .... (uncredited)
      Charles Jordan .... Crawford (oiler) (uncredited)
      Jack Kenny .... Dan's man (oiler) (uncredited)
      Jack Kirk .... First randy train passenger (uncredited)
      Mike Lally .... Gardner's oil man (uncredited)
      Arthur Loft .... Fenton (uncredited)
      Tom London .... Tom (farmer on train) (uncredited)
      LeRoy Mason .... Promoter (uncredited)
      Frank McCarroll .... Train passenger (uncredited)
      June Pickerell .... Farmer's wife (uncredited)
      Rebel Randall .... Woman on train (uncredited)
      Jack Raymond .... Oil worker (uncredited)
      Bob Reeves .... (uncredited)
      Dick Rich .... Card player on train (uncredited)
      Shirley Jean Rickert .... (uncredited)
      Linda Scott .... (uncredited)
      Harry Shannon .... Charlie Witherspoon (uncredited)
      Charles Sherlock .... Scared wagon driver (uncredited)
      Tom Steele .... Man on train (uncredited)
      Larry Stewart .... Vendor on train (uncredited)
      Oril Taller .... (uncredited)
      Emmett Vogan .... President Roosevelt's aide (uncredited)
      Robert Warwick .... Chief Big Tree (uncredited)
      Slim Whitaker .... Man on train (uncredited)
      Harry Woods .... Al Dalton (uncredited)
      Will Wright .... Doctor (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Thomson Burtis adaptation
      Thomson Burtis story War of the Wildcats
      Eleanore Griffith screenplay
      Ethel Hill screenplay

      Original Music
      Walter Scharf

      Cinematography
      Jack A. Marta

      Stunts
      Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)

      Trivia
      Mary Jane Croft's debut.

      "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 13, 1944
      with Martha Scott and Albert Dekker reprising their film roles.

      Filming Locations
      Kanab, Utah, USA
      Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah, USA

      Watch the Full Movie

      In Old Oklahoma
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • In Old Oklahoma is a 1943 American Western film starring John Wayne, Martha Scott,
      Albert Dekker, George "Gabby" Hayes, Marjorie Rambeau,
      and Dale Evans.
      The movie was directed by Albert S. Rogell and is usually shown
      under the alternative title War of the Wildcats, its re-release name.
      The film was nominated for two Academy Awards,
      one for Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
      and the other for Sound Recording (Daniel J. Bloomberg).

      Duke squares up to Albert Dekker, in this satisfactory oater,
      with Gabby Hayes, as usual, giving brilliant support..
      The studio gave the film expensive trappings, loading the sets, with anything
      they could get their hands on.
      The film climaxed with dozens of oil-laden wagons racing towards the refinery,
      despite brush fires, and all the other dastardly obstacles, the villains, put in their paths.

      The NYTimes said,
      Wayne is as convincing as a knock-out punch

      Even though it seemed a harmless western, the film, got bogged down
      with ideological landmines, to do with the treatment of Indians etc.
      However the studios ignored all the fuss, and turned in a successful film,
      making it Republic's only picture to break into that years, top grossers list.

      Duke was singled out for his performance in the film,
      with one reviewer, saying
      they had never seen him better

      This was the Wayne Republic wanted America to see and hear about:
      Sincere, Truthful, Manly.

      User Review
      Gem of a John Wayne Film
      20 November 2003 | by robjdelaney (Italy)

      This a John Wayne film like no other. Take it from a huge fan that's seen most of his movies. Although this not classified as a comedy, the Duke's turns in a sly performance full of great one-liners and facial expressions that had me rolling. Its action adventure in the oil fields and it's very entertaining and fun. Wayne is Cowboy Dan Somers and he competes with oilman Jim Gardner for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the attentions of schoolteacher turned scandalous book author Cathy Allen. It has a good supporting cast including George "Gabby" Hayes. You will never see the Duke quite like this in any other role. If you're a fan of the Duke, you will love this film. It was originally titled "In Old Oklahoma" and then reissued as "War of the Wildcats".
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • This is one of those titles that is difficult (maybe impossible) to get. We checked Amazon (which said "THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it has become available.), Deep Discount DVD, Critic's Choice Video, ebay (which had a nice selection of memorabilia related to the movie), and Bygone Video (bygonevideo.com), and NObody had it. If anybody else has had success in finding a source for this movie, let us know.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Originally posted by chester7777@Feb 23 2006, 08:50 AM
      This is one of those titles that is difficult (maybe impossible) to get.  We checked Amazon (which said "THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it has become available.), Deep Discount DVD, Critic's Choice Video, ebay (which had a nice selection of memorabilia related to the movie), and Bygone Video (bygonevideo.com), and NObody had it.  If anybody else has had success in finding a source for this movie, let us know.

      Chester :newyear:
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      Hi,
      It is available in the big UK DVD John Wayne Collection>
      Regards,
      Vera
    • Originally posted by ethanedwards@Feb 22 2006, 06:03 AM
      [b]IN OLD OKLAHOMA

      also known as WAR OF THE WILDCATS

      DIRECTED BY ALBERT S. ROGELL
      MUSIC BY WALTER SCHARF
      REPUBLIC PICTURES

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary

      Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.

      Summary written by Jim Beaver

      Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
      Thomson Burtis  adaptation
      Thomson Burtis  story War of the Wildcats
      Eleanore Griffith  screenplay
      Ethel Hill  screenplay

      Full Cast

      John Wayne ....  Daniel F. Somers
      Martha Scott ....  Catherine Elizabeth Allen
      Albert Dekker ....  Jim 'Hunk' Gardner (president, Gardner Oil Co.)
      George 'Gabby' Hayes ....  Despirit Dean (stage driver)
      Marjorie Rambeau ....  Bessie Baxter (hotel proprietor)
      Dale Evans ....  Cuddles Walker (dance-hall singer)
      Grant Withers ....  Richardson (head driller)
      Sidney Blackmer ....  Teddy Roosevelt
      Paul Fix ....  Cherokee Kid
      Cecil Cunningham ....  Mrs. Ames
      Irving Bacon ....  Ben (telegraph operator)
      Byron Foulger ....  Wilkins
      Anne O'Neal ....  Mrs. Peabody
      Richard Graham ....  Walter Ames
      Charles Agnew ....  (uncredited)
      Stanley Andrews ....  Mason (Indian agent) (uncredited)
      Charles Arnt ....  Joe (train conductor) (uncredited)
      Hooper Atchley ....  Witherspoon's Assistant (uncredited)
      Roy Barcroft ....  Oil worker on train (uncredited)
      Charles Bates ....  Little Sun (uncredited)
      Bill Borzage ....  Dan's man (oiler) (uncredited)
      Dick Botiller ....  Blake (oiler) (uncredited)
      Linda Brent ....  Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Yakima Canutt ....  (uncredited)
      Jess Cavin ....  Barfly (uncredited)
      Eddy Chandler ....  McCann, Gardner's Oil Man (uncredited)
      George Chandler ....  (uncredited)
      Lane Chandler ....  Card player on train (uncredited)
      Juanita Colteaux ....  (uncredited)
      Mary Jane Croft ....  Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Wade Crosby ....  Corrigan (oiler) (uncredited)
      William B. Davidson ....  Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
      Babe DeFreest ....  (uncredited)
      Myrna Dell ....  Blonde (uncredited)
      John Dilson ....  Witherspoon's Clerk (uncredited)
      Curley Dresden ....  Second randy train passenger (uncredited)
      Kenne Duncan ....  Indignant businessman on train (uncredited)
      Pearl Early ....  Mrs. Simpson (uncredited)
      Rhonda Fleming ....  Dance-hall girl (uncredited)
      Edward Gargan ....  Kelsey (waiter) (uncredited)
      Bud Geary ....  Miller (card player on train) (uncredited)
      Gus Glassmire ....  Secretary of the Interior (uncredited)
      Fred Graham ....  Gardner's man (uncredited)
      Bonnie Jean Hartley ....  Saloon girl (uncredited)
      Al Hill ....  Waiter (uncredited)
      Pat Hogan ....  (uncredited)
      Charles Jordan ....  Crawford (oiler) (uncredited)
      Jack Kenny ....  Dan's man (oiler) (uncredited)
      Jack Kirk ....  First randy train passenger (uncredited)
      Mike Lally ....  Gardner's oil man (uncredited)
      Arthur Loft ....  Fenton (uncredited)
      Tom London ....  Tom (farmer on train) (uncredited)
      LeRoy Mason ....  Promoter (uncredited)
      Frank McCarroll ....  Train passenger (uncredited)
      June Pickerell ....  Farmer's wife (uncredited)
      Rebel Randall ....  Woman on train (uncredited)
      Jack Raymond ....  Oil worker (uncredited)
      Bob Reeves ....  (uncredited)
      Dick Rich ....  Card player on train (uncredited)
      Shirley Jean Rickert ....  (uncredited)
      Linda Scott ....  (uncredited)
      Harry Shannon ....  Charlie Witherspoon (uncredited)
      Charles Sherlock ....  Scared wagon driver (uncredited)
      Tom Steele ....  Man on train (uncredited)
      Larry Stewart ....  Vendor on train (uncredited)
      Oril Taller ....  (uncredited)
      Emmett Vogan ....  President Roosevelt's aide (uncredited)
      Robert Warwick ....  Chief Big Tree (uncredited)
      Slim Whitaker ....  Man on train (uncredited)
      Harry Woods ....  Al Dalton (uncredited)
      Will Wright ....  Doctor (uncredited)

      Produced by
      Robert North ....  associate producer

      Stunts

      Yakima Canutt ....  stunts (uncredited)
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      Actually, Yakaima Canutt was the Stunt Co-ordinator (and also stunted) Other stunt people in this one included Cliff Lyons, Post Park (stages and wagons driver),Joe Yrigoyen, Bill Yrigoyen, Bud Geary, Fred Graham, Eddie Parker, Ben Johnson, Tom Steele, Ted Mapes...and Nellie Walker and Babe De Freest.

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    • I see the UK DVD of In Old Oklahoma has some scenes not in the American VHS issued by Republic. For example, early in the film Martha Scott says to Wayne, "Only hired girls put on their gloves in public." That scene got snipped in the US version, including a short scene even earlier where a bit player says, "I'm gonna get me a gal with yeller [yellow] hair." A short scene with Wayne was also cut.

      I'm shocked the Brits would allow such foul language and not tone down things with cuts like the Americans.

      Seriously, I was curious why the running times between the two versions vary slightly (20 seconds or so), and now I see why. I wonder if the pending RC1 release of the film will include the same cuts....

      RoughRider
      John Wayne on DVD: A Filmography
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      I've bought some of the movies from the bygonevideos website. He's pretty willing to put it on any format you want. He's taking them from 16mm film and burning them using the same kind of burner I use.

      dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…243eebc9b528c7061fece73bf

      dukewayne.com/index.php?attach…243eebc9b528c7061fece73bf

      I just put up two attachments that have all the movies this bygonevideo has available. Most of them have come in pretty good condition. I'm satisified and I'm actually quite picky about my collection. These are the movies I've acquired:

      Brown of Harvard 1926
      The Drop Kick 1927
      The Big Trail 1930
      Two-Fisted Law 1932
      Texas Cyclone 1932
      Shadow of the Eagle 1932
      Ride Him Cowboy 1932
      The Hurricane Express 1932
      Haunted Gold 1932
      The Big Stampede 1932
      The Three Musketeers 1933
      The Telegraph Trail 1933
      Somewhere In Senora 1933
      Sagebrush Trail 1933
      Riders of Destiny 1933
      The Man from Monterey 1933
      His Private Secretary 1933
      West of the Divide 1934
      The Trail Beyond 1934
      The Star Packer 1934
      Randy Rides Alone 1934
      The Man from Utah 1934
      The Lucky Texan 1934
      The Lawless Frontier 1934
      Blue Steel 1934
      'Neath the Arizona Skies 1934
      Westward Ho! 1935
      Texas Terror 1935
      Rainbow Valley 1935
      Paradise Canyon 1935
      Lawless Range 1935
      The Desert Trail 1935
      The Dawn Rider 1935
      Winds of the Wasteland 1936
      The Sea Spoilers 1936
      King of the Pecos 1936
      Conflict 1936
      Idol of the Crowds 1937
      Born to the West (Hell Town) 1937
      Santa Fe Stampede 1938
      Red River Range 1938
      Pals of the Saddle 1938
      Overland Stage Raiders 1938
      Stagecoach 1939
      The Night Riders 1939
      Allegheny Uprising 1939
      Three Faces West 1940
      Seven Sinners 1940
      The Long Voyage Home 1940
      The Dark Command 1940
      A Man Betrayed/Wheel of Fortune 1941
      The Shepherd Of The Hills 1941
      Lady from Louisana 1941
      Lady For A Night 1941
      The Spoilers 1942
      Reunion in France 1942
      Reap the Wild Wind* 1942
      Pittsburgh 1942
      In Old California 1942
      The Flying Tigers 1942
      A Lady Takes a Chance 1943
      In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) 1943
      Tall in the Saddle 1944
      The Fighting Seabees* 1944
      They Were Expendable 1945
      Flame of the Barbary Coast 1945
      Dakota 1945
      Back to Bataan 1945
      Without Reservation 1946
      Desert Command 1946
      Tycoon 1947
      Angel and the Badman 1947
      Wake of the Red Witch* 1947
      Red River 1948
      Fort Apache 1948
      3 Godfathers 1948
      She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949
      Sands of Iwo Jima* 1949
      The Fighting Kentuckian 1949
      Rio Grande 1950
      Operation Pacific 1951
      Flying Leathernecks 1951
      The Quiet Man 1952
      Big Jim McLain 1952
      Trouble Along the Way 1953
      Island in the Sky 1953
      Hondo 1953
      The High and the Mighty 1954
      The Sea Chase 1955
      Blood Alley 1955
      The Searchers 1956
      The Conqueror 1956
      The Wings of Eagles 1957
      Legend of the Lost 1957
      Jet Pilot 1957
      The Barbarian and the Geisha 1958
      Rio Bravo 1959
      The Horse Soldiers 1959
      North to Alaska 1960
      The Alamo* 1960
      The Comancheros 1961
      The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
      The Longest Day 1962
      How the West Was Won 1962
      Hatari! 1962
      McLintock 1963
      Donovan's Reef 1963
      Circus World 1964
      The Sons of Katie Elder 1965
      In Harm's Way 1965
      The Greatest Story Ever Told 1965
      Cast a Giant Shadow 1966
      The War Wagon 1967
      El Dorado 1967
      Hellfighters 1968
      The Green Berets 1968
      The Undefeated 1969
      True Grit 1969
      Rio Lobo 1970
      Chisum 1970
      Big Jake 1971
      The Cowboys* 1972
      The Train Robbers 1973
      Cahill, U.S. Marshall 1973
      McQ 1974
      Rooster Cogburn 1975
      Brannigan 1975
      The Shootist* 1976
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      The first part is highly enjoyable, Hunk trying to besiege Cat, and Dan constantly coming between them. Dekker is very good in these not-so-bad bad guy roles. The run for the oil delivery post is too much, how many wagons and barrels they loose and still fulfill their agreement?
      I don't believe in surrenders.
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      etsija wrote:

      The first part is highly enjoyable, Hunk trying to besiege Cat, and Dan constantly coming between them. Dekker is very good in these not-so-bad bad guy roles. The run for the oil delivery post is too much, how many wagons and barrels they loose and still fulfill their agreement?


      Yeah, we noticed that too. It seemed like they lost more oil than they started out with, and yet arrived with plenty to spare!

      Have to love Gabby in these films though....other than him, War of Wildcats is basically the same as In Old California, except its oil, instead of gold.

      GSP
      "...all of this and General Price that baby sister makes it back to Yell county" --Rooster Cogburn, True Grit.
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      Another thought I had about this film, was that they portrayed a sitting president (T.R.) as a character in the film.

      Question: Are there any other Wayne films that has as one of its characters the president of the U.S.? I cannot think of any others.
      "...all of this and General Price that baby sister makes it back to Yell county" --Rooster Cogburn, True Grit.
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      Hi

      One of my favourite early John Wayne films, and one of the first I saw as a kid. Especially as it came out the year I was born. In this case I think this poster is slightly more attractive

      Regards

      Arthur
      Files
      Walk Tall - Talk Low
    • Re: In Old Oklahoma (1944)

      This is my most wanted film on DVD. Of course I would love it if Lionsgate/Paramount would get off their rumps and actually release new John Wayne titles. Gabby is my all time favorite sidekick, way better than froggy if you ask me.