The Boy From Oklahoma (1954)

Genres - Action, Romance, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Release Date - Feb 27, 1954 (USA)  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Reminiscent of Destry Rides Again, this feature is about peaceable young lawyer Tom Brewster (Will Rogers Jr.), who sets up shop in a rowdy western town. Though perfectly able to wield a six-gun, Brewster refuses to use brawn when brain will do. He is galvanized into action when his old pal Wallace Ford is murdered by the villains. Brewster cleans up the town and wins the heroine (Nancy Olsen) in the bargain. One of two Will Rogers Jr. vehicles produced at Warner Bros. (the other was the life story of Rogers' famous father), The Boy From Oklahoma served as the basis for Warners' later TV series, Sugarfoot. Watch for a supporting appearance by a young and callow Merv Griffin!

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bad-guy, bargain, boy, brain, corruption, faith, friendship, gangster, good-guy, killing, lawman, lawyer, mild-mannered, murder, outlaw [Western], revenge, romance, rowdies, sheriff, shop, town, weapons