The Oklahoma Kid Reviews
in an area known as the Cherokee Strip, in the Oklahoma Territory. Gold
intended for the Indians is hijacked by the gang of Whip McCord (played
by Humphrey Bogart). The gang is in turn ambushed and robbed by Jim
"The Oklahoma Kid" Kincaid (James Cagney). This leads to a deadly feud
between McCord and Kincaid.
A good old-fashioned good guys vs bad guys western. Plot is fairly
basic, but works. Similarly the acting is a bit over-the-top, but
works. It is basically the swagger of James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart
that propels the movie, and makes it work. Makes it quite amusing at
On a side note, this might actually be the first movie to include both
Cagney and Bogart, so the movie is of historical significance too.