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The Oklahoman [DVD] [1956]

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    The Oklahoman
    Joel McCrea stars in this leisurely paced Western from Allied Artists (formerly Monogram) originally released in Cinemascope. Having lost his wife in childbirth en route to California, Dr. John Brighton (McCrea) builds a new home for himself and his baby daughter in an Oklahoma backwater town, lodging with kindhearted Mrs. Fitzgerald (Esther Dale). As the town grows up around him, Brighton becomes a well-respected local medico, championing the rights of the area's Indian population when nasty rancher Cass Dobie attempts to buy them out cheap. Unbeknownst to the townspeople, Dobie has discovered oil on the land belonging to Charlie Smith (Michael Pate), whose beautiful daughter, Maria (Gloria Talbott), is working as little Louise Brighton's (Laurie Mitchell) nursemaid. When Charlie is forced to kill Cass' brother, Mel (Douglas Dick), in self-defense, Cass vows revenge. Aided by female rancher Anne Barnes (Barbara Hale), Brighton learns about the discovery of oil and there is a final confrontation on main street. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Joel McCrea
      Joel McCrea - Dr. John Brighton
    • Barbara Hale
      Barbara Hale - Anne Barnes
    • Brad Dexter
      Brad Dexter - Cass Dobie
    • Gloria Talbott
      Gloria Talbott - Maria Smith
    • Verna Felton
      Verna Felton - Mrs. Waynebrook



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