War of the Wildcats
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You will never see the Duke quite like this in any other role. If you're a fan of the Duke, this film is a must so track down a copy while you can. It was originally titled "In Old Oklahoma" and then reissued as "War of the Wildcats" If we cross our fingers, maybe this will be re-released on DVD as it deserves to be.
I highly recommend this movie. Ranks right up there with my favorites, "Red River" "El Dorado" "The Comancheros" and "Hondo"
Simply a classic....
While I thought I had seen every John Wayne movie multiple times, this one seemed to have slipped by me somehow. It's basically about a young beauty heading out on her own, meets a slightly villainous rich guy who's trying to take over the territory in Oklahoma's wildcatter oil rush days in the early 1900's. The oil baron, with his own private railroad is about sweep the young lady off her feet when a young, charming Wayne steps into the scene.
As things progress, the young, down on his luck, cowboy becomes not only a romantic rival for the young lady's attention, but also a challenge to the rich oil baron's quest to monopolize the oil fields.
Gabby Hayes is also a welcome face in these old westerns, and you might want to pay attention to a young Dale Evans (before her Roy Rodgers' days) doing a stage bit of entertaining as a dance hall girl.
Some good old action here with some nice train scenes, oil well gushers, a saloon fight, and even some shooting. If you like old-style westerns, this is a good watch.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful early John Wayne picture. He is charming, charismatic, and funny. That's Dale Evans (of Roy Rodgers fame) playing a dance hall diva, by the way.Published 25 days ago by Derek Lutz
Full Disclosure: Anyone considering this personal recommendation for "War of the Wildcats", must consider that John Wayne was role model to our father growing up and by... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon David Teague
Wayne was young but his acting skills were showing and the plot was very well writtenPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Good old John Wayne classic with a great musical number in the saloon provided by young Dale Evans. Really was a treat to see her again.Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Cowart