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An entertaining western from 1943.
'War of the Wildcats' held my interest from start-to-finish, I really enjoyed seeing the oil-themed premise unfold. There are good performances from John Wayne (Daniel), Martha Scott (Catherine) and Albert Dekker (Jim). The action sequences are nicely done, also.
Some elements of the story are, obviously, outdated, especially to do with Scott's Catherine who isn't written incredibly; except for at the beginning, I guess. Although, in those terms, it does feature a mostly pleasant story regarding Native Americans, which is something you don't always see from these old films.
By the end, I had an enjoyable 102 minutes watching this. Well paced and well acted.
Albert Dekker as the heavy does quite a lot for this story about the expansion over Native lands by the growing oil concerns (which literally is still happening!). He's an even match for the Duke, who usually flattens all resistance effortlessly. Although often stilted and awkward by and large this turn-of-the-century look at greed run amuck holds interest. Not bad.
A slightly lower than average film that has some good moments despite the fact that John Wayne is in it and he is acting.
Oklahoma, the only reason Texas doesn't fall into the Gulf. Oklahoma sucks.
fun enough, with some good performances, its entertaining and is well paced out
Very much an out-of-the-mould 'new guy in town gets the better of the local big cheese and wins back the girl' type of movie he turned out in the 40's. Pretty good fun, if very dated.
Even though the characters are very one dimensional, the plot is a progressive latter day western which has pace and interest throughout, Wayne remains his usual self throughout, often unrecognisable to other Republic films of the time.
Outstanding movie John Wayne is my family favorite actor
can't beat the old black and white films. good film worth a watch.
Decent but pretty average John Wayne western. The story is fine, the acting so-so. Nothing outstanding at all about the film, but it is well made and there is nothing awful about it either.