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Oklahoma Terror (1939)

Cartwright's racket is to sell a ranch and then have Mason and his men drive the ranchers away so he can resell it. If they want their money back he gives it to them and then has them ... See full summary »

Director:

Spencer Gordon Bennet (as Spencer Bennet)

Writers:

Lindsley Parsons (original story), George Waggner (screenplay) (as Joseph West)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Randall ... Jack Ridgely
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Glass
Virginia Carroll ... Helen Martin
Don Rowan ... Slade
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Cartwright
Glenn Strange ... Ross Haddon
Tristram Coffin ... Mason (as Tristram C. Coffin)
Warren McCollum ... Don Martin
Ralph Peters ... Reb Nelson
Nolan Willis Nolan Willis ... Yucca Woodridge
Rusty the Horse Rusty the Horse ... Rusty, Jack's Horse (as Rusty the Wonder Horse)
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Cartwright's racket is to sell a ranch and then have Mason and his men drive the ranchers away so he can resell it. If they want their money back he gives it to them and then has them killed. Jack arrives and learns that Mason and his men are the culprits but that they have a boss. He suspects Cartwright and sets trap to expose him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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JACK STARTS A PRIVATE WAR AGAINST PRAIRIE RACKETEERS! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 1939 (USA) See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast Saturday 21 March 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII viewers got their first look at it in New York City Sunday 23 May 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Philadelphia Friday 21 October 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3), and on the West Coast in Los Angeles Monday 30 October 1950 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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Remade as The Lone Rider Rides On (1941) See more »

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Good cast, great director in story with a twist
20 April 2015 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

In this the second Jack Randall movie I've ever seen, I was glad to see it is an improvement over the first, "Across the Plains."

"Oklahoma Terror" was pretty much a generic title, but the plot of land embezzlers fits into the history of Oklahoma.

Spencer Gordon Bennett was one excellent director, though apparently fallen on hard times in working at Monogram. Low budgets and second-rate stunt work hamper the film, and editors have to work hard to make do with what they have.

An excellent cast, though, with Tris Coffin, a good-looking and talented actor, as the action heavy, Fuzzy St. John as the hero's best friend, and one of the best cowboys in motion picture history, and Glenn Strange as a leader of the good guys, make "Oklahoma Terror" a movie to see.

There were moments when Jack Randall sounded much like Bob Livingston, and a few scenes when he even looked like him, reminding us they were brothers, although Bob's career far surpassed Jack's.

Jack, or Addinson, Randall died awfully young, while making another western, and that is a sad story. He was talented and not used as he should have been.

Virginia Carroll had very little to do, but she did that little very well. She showed spunk and her expressions demonstrated some ability, and her ability was on display until at least 1966 since she continued acting.

"Oklahoma Terror" is not a great western, but it is a western and I recommend it. It's available at Westerns on the Web and I hope you get to see it.


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