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War of the Wildcats or In Old Oklahoma (1943) â John Wayne John Wayne as Daniel Somers Martha Scott as Catherine Allen Albert Dekker as Jim "Hunk" Gardner George "Gabby" Hayes as Desprit Dean Marjorie Rambeau as Bessie Baxter Dale Evans as "Cuddles" Walker Grant Withers as Richardson Sidney Blackmer as Teddy Roosevelt Director: Albert S. Rogell Studio: Republic Productions 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. =========================================================================== For a Free Download of Western Movies starring: Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, John Wayne, Johnny Mack Brown, Bill Steele, Rex Allen, Buster Crabbe, Cisco Kid, The Lone Ranger, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Tex Ritter, Zane Grey, etc. go to this URL:

In Old Oklahoma is a 1943 American Western (genre) 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 Academy Award for Best Sound (Daniel J. Bloomberg).< name="Oscars1944"></>


Eastern school teacher Catherine Allen becomes notorious in 1906 when it is learned that she has authored a romance novel. She decides to move West and begin a new life.
On the train, oil man Jim Gardner makes a pass at her. Catherine asks a cowboy, Dan Somers, to sit nearby as a safety measure. Both are on their way to Oklahoma, with stagecoach driver Despirit Dean tagging along with his friend Dan.
Many people in Sapulpa are upset with Jim's business tactics. A farmer feels he was paid too little for his property after Jim discovers oil there. Jim is furious when Dan strongly discourages Chief Big Tree from selling Indian land at too low an offer.
Dan travels to Washington, D.C., to ask President Theodore Roosevelt about oil rights. He fought for Teddy and the Rough Riders a few years before. Teddy offers him a chance to transport thousands of barrels of oil to a Tulsa inery to win the rights over Jim, which leads to Jim's hired man, the Cherokee Kid, setting off an explosion and sabotaging the trip.
Catherine and Dan fall in love, with hotel owner Bessie Baxter playing matchmaker. A final fistfight between Dan and Jim settles matters once and for all.


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  • John Wayne as Daniel F. Somers
  • Martha Scott as Catherine Elizabeth Allen
  • Albert Dekker as Jim "Hunk" Gardner
  • George "Gabby" Hayes as Despirit Dean
  • Marjorie Rambeau as Bessie Baxter
  • Dale Evans as Cuddles Walker
  • Grant Withers as Richardson
  • Sidney Blackmer as Theodore Roosevelt
  • Paul Fix as the Cherokee Kid

See also

  • John Wayne filmography

  • Category:1943 films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Films directed by Albert S. Rogell
    Category:1940s Western (genre) films
    Category:Republic Pictures films
    Category:American Western (genre) films


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