The Oklahoman

The Oklahoman

Director: Francis D. Lyon Cast: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Brad Dexter

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125403
Original Release: 1956
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 31,531

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joel McCrea Dr. John Brighton
Barbara Hale Anne Barnes
Brad Dexter Cass Dobie
Gloria Talbott Maria Smith
Verna Felton Mrs. Waynebrook
Douglas Dick Mel Dobie
Michael Pate Charlie Smith
Anthony Caruso Jim Hawk
Esther Dale Mrs. Fitzgerald
Adam Williams Bob Randell
Ray Teal Jason Stableman
Peter J. Votrian Little Charlie
John M. Pickard Marshal Bill
Gertrude Astor Woman
Scotty Beckett Messenger at Ranch
Diane Brewster Eliza
Wheaton Chambers Lounger
Watson Downs Actor
Bill Foster Dobie Henchman
Lennie Geer Bushwacker
Mimi Gibson Louise Brighton
Robert Hinkle Ken the Driver
Earl Hodgins Sam the Bartender
I. Stanford Jolley Storekeeper
Doris Kemper Actor
Harry Lauter Grant
Jennifer Lea Girl
Rankin Mansfield Doctor
Kermit Maynard Townsman
Laurie Mitchell Actor
Dorothy Neumann Actor
Sheb Wooley Cowboy/Henchman
Don Marlowe Rider
Allen Kramer Wild Line

Technical Credits
Francis D. Lyon Director
Carl Guthrie Cinematographer
Dave Milton Art Director
Walter Mirisch Producer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Dan Ullman Screenwriter
George White Editor

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