The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

The Oklahoma Kid (1939)

  • 6.4
  • 85 mins
  • Western


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..—Ed Stephan

Short Review

Jimmy Cagney stars in this cut-and-dried Warner Brothers oater about the opening of Oklahoma territory to settlers. It seems that there were good, honest folk (waiting to capitalize on the Native lands the government had stolen!) as well as crooks, no-goods, and bandit ruffians (symbolized in the form of Humphrey Bogart). Cagney's not completely by-the-book, and that makes him a wild card. It helps that he's quick with his hands, fearless, and fast on the draw, too. Good times. Look for the staple cast of Warner Brothers supporting players, including Ward Bond. The Cagney style is irresistible in this.