In Old Oklahoma

Synopsis: Cowboy Dan Somers and oilman Jim "Hunk" Gardner compete for oil lease rights on Indian land in Oklahoma, as well as for the favors of schoolteacher Cathy Allen.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Albert S. Rogell
Production: Republic
102 min


(Train horn blaring)

(Men singing)

Yes, sirree!

As soon as I strike oil, that's what

I'm gonna get me. An automobile!

Oh, you can't depend on them things.

I'm gonna get me a gal with yellow hair.

He's only a dirt monkey.

Now, I'm a real sky hooker.

Peanuts, popcorn,

cigars and cigarettes.

That ain't nothin'.

I heard someone made $78,000

in minutes over an oil lease.

Jim Gardner says

these railroad trains

will run on oil instead of coal.

You hear about them Wright brothers

that flew that plane?

Oh, I don't believe that.

Tickets! Show your tickets.

This is an outrage.

Why don't you put on more cars?

We do. These oil workers

keep filling them.

Don't blame the railroad,

blame Jim Gardner.

You've got a chance

to get in on an oil boom

that'll make the land rush look petty.

- Here, read this.

- Did you hear that, Ellie?

Yes, but you know about wheat.

You don't know about oil.

What's there to know,

except it's in the ground?

Sign with Gardner today and get paid.

$10 a day - your chance

to be a millionaire.

- Ain't that worth taking a chance?

- I guess so. Just as you say.

- I'll raise you a month's pay.

- Which you ain't got.

- Which I'll get and a million more.

- You tell him!

- If Gardner can do it, so can I.

- I could use his luck.

I could use that million in his bank.

I'd be satisfied with his private car.

Help yourself. It's right behind us!

(All laughing)

- But Mr Gardner wanted to see me.

- Him in conference.

(Girls giggling)

Hey, conference over.

You wanted to see me?

You got a telegraph office in Cleveland?

Yes, but we're there only a minute.

That's not time enough.

I've these wires to send.

We've a schedule to make.

Make it up later, if you're smart.

All right, Mr Gardner.

Anything you say.

- Always get what you want, Jim.

- That's right.

But you don't always want

what you can get, do you?

Look, honey, I'm very busy.

You'd better go up with your friends.

(Conductor) All out for Cleveland station.

All out.

- All out?

- Mm-hm.

All out.

(Man) All aboard!

(Second man) Plenty of room here!

- If you wanna be a millionaire!

- Be a millionaire!

There's plenty of room!

- Can we get a drink?

- No, it's a flag stop.

(Man) Wait, Cathy.

(Woman) Oh, here, take this, please!

- You don't have to leave.

- Walter, I'll miss my train.

- You can live this down.

- I don't want to! I want to live!

Listen to her, the shameless hussy!

You promised you'd never

speak to that woman again!

Mother, that's not

the charitable attitude.

Faith, hope and charity

won't help her.

I don't want help.

Get out of my way!

That's exactly how I feel.

Pardon me, ladies.

(Walter) I'm sure

I can make you understand.

- Here, pop, take these wires.

- Hold your horses.

James E Gardner!

Oh, yes, sir! Right away, Mr Gardner!

Who's the beautiful sinner?

Why, that's Catherine Allen.

She wrote this here book.

Spicier than a pickled apple.

(Woman) I'll circulate a petition.

(Second woman) We'll all sign it.

Say you're sorry,

and you'll never write another book.

- They'll forgive you.

- But I'm not sorry!

And don't think you're pinning

any scarlet letter on my repentant bosom!


In spite of everything,

I'll... l'll marry you.

Walter! You'd do that for me?

- Yes.

- She will never call me mother.

Oh, Walter!


Very interesting. I'd better read this.

Oh, Cathy!

You brazen creature!

You... you!

Jezebel's the word.

Oh, don't worry, Mrs Ames.

I wouldn't marry him

if he were the last man on earth.

Wild horses couldn't keep me here.

- Let them have it!

- Now you're talkin'!

Don't think you're running me out.

I'm leaving of my own free will.

I'm going where people know

it's the 20th century.

- Where there are broad minds.

- (Conductor) Aboard!

I'm going to stand on my own feet!

- Not if you miss this train, honey.

- Free from all you ostriches!

(Men laughing)

- (Laughing)

- Who are you?

- You always leave town like this?

- First time I've been carried out.

- This is my pleasure.

- Well, I can take care of myself.

You bet you can.

Ooh, Christmas!

Allow me, if I'm not

too old-fashioned.

Thank you.

Hiya, chicken! Where'd you come from?

Boys, your seats.

Here comes Kerry Nation.

(All chuckling)

There must be at least

one gentleman in this coach.

Well, this is the 20th century,

when women stand on their own feet.

(All laughing)

- Here's a seat, honey!

- Let go of me!

I hear you wanted broad horizons.

Ain't this broad enough?


Oh... thank you.

(Men muttering)

(Man) Who was that?

(Second man) Jim Gardner.


Come along.

- This IS private, isn't it?

- And very convenient.

- Sit, make yourself comfortable.

- Thank you.

Why don't you take off your hat?

(Orchestral music playing)

You have those new flat records!


"A Woman Dares".

- Oh, you know?!

- Everything.

Catherine Allen.

What shall I call you? Catherine?

Katie? Kitten, that's it.

- Kitten?

- Sure. A baby wildcat.

Well, who are you?

Just a guy opening up

some oilfields around Sapulpa.

Are you James E Gardner?

That's right.

You know, you owe a lot to me.

From the look on that fella's face

after you kissed him,

he wasn't gonna let you go,

and I don't blame him.

What's that for?

Why does a woman usually slap a man?

You are a wildcat!

I'm not as wild as you think.

- (Door thudding)

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Ethel Hill

Ethel Hill (April 6, 1898, Sacramento, California – May 17, 1954, Hollywood, California) was an American screenwriter and race horse owner.When Dore Schary first went to work for Columbia Pictures as a new screenwriter, he was paired with the veteran Hill to learn from her; together, they wrote the screenplay for Fury of the Jungle (1933). Hill was described by Marc Norman in his book What Happens Next: A History of American Screenwriting as "an extremely dear and generous woman [who] had an interest in horses and often wore jodhpurs and riding gear to the studio." Perhaps her best known film is The Little Princess (1939), starring Shirley Temple. Hill bought the Thoroughbred race horse War Knight, a son of Preakness winner High Quest, as a foal "with her $1500 life savings". He went on to win 10 of 28 starts, including the 1944 Arlington Handicap. He was injured in 1945 and did not win any of his five 1946 starts leading up to the $100,000 added Santa Anita Handicap, which he proceeded to win in a photo finish. He retired to stud afterward. more…

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