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Hills of Oklahoma (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 June 1950 (USA)
In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen, the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest ... See full summary »


R.G. Springsteen


Olive Cooper (story), Olive Cooper (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Allen ... Rex Allen
Koko ... Rex Allen's Horse (as The Miracle Horse of the Movies)
Elisabeth Fraser ... Sharon Forbes
Elisabeth Risdon ... Kate Carney
Robert Karnes ... Brock Stevens
Fuzzy Knight ... Jiggs Endicott
Roscoe Ates ... Dismal - the Cook
Robert Emmett Keane ... Charles Stevens
Trevor Bardette ... Hank Peters
Lee Phelps Lee Phelps ... Rancher Scotty Davis
Edmund Cobb ... Rancher Johnson
Rex Lease ... Joe Brant
Ted Adams ... Henchman Sam
Lane Bradford ... Henchman Webb
Michael Carr ... Tommy


In this remake of Gene Autry's 1942 "Call of the Canyon", Rex Allen, the newly-elected head of the cattleman's association, is driving the combined herds of the ranchers to the nearest railhead when he runs into trouble. The drive is stopped by Brock Stevens, whose father is a power in the meat-packing industry, and whose ownership of the railroad spur line enables him to deal ruthlessly with the local ranchers. Rex and the other ranchers are elated when Brock agrees to pay fair-market price for the cattle until they learn the exorbitant loading fees he charges will eat up their profits. The only alternative is to drive the herd to the main line railroad at Big Bow, but to do so means Brock will crack down on them for the $10,000 feed bill they owe his company. Rex starts to Tulsa to borrow the needed money, after ending a move by Hank, the lone dissenter among the ranchers and actually in league with the Stevens crowd. Brock sends his foreman, Webb, to stop Rex and his sidekick Jigg ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

1 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminho da Montanha See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remake of Call of the Canyon (1942) See more »


Sung by Rex Allen
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Rex battles corrupt cattle buyers
3 June 2004 | by kentbartholomewSee all my reviews

In this, his second movie, the Arizona cowboy moves the action to Oklahoma. Rex and his cattle association buddies, rather than be shaken down by corrupt cattle buyer Charles Stevens (Robert Emmett Keane) and his equally villainous son Brock Stevens (Robert Karnes) decide to drive the herd to the rail head in Big Bow themselves to ship to a more fair and kindly buyer, Kate Carney (Elizabeth Risdon). Keane and Karnes aided by undercover henchman Hank Peters (Trevor Bardette) try every trick in the book to prevent Rex and the boys from delivering the cattle.

Lots of gun-play and fistfights. Action stopping musical hoedown, complete with square dancing kids, midway through the movie, gives Rex the chance to wedge in another tune. Two for the price of one "comedic relief" is provided in more than ample amounts by Dismal and Jiggs (Roscoe Ates and Fuzzy Knight). Elisabeth Fraser plays the attractive, if seldom seen, leading lady.

Its apparent after watching this movie they were still experimenting with the right ingredients for the Rex Allen series. They would change sidekicks a couple of more times before settling on Slim Pickens who took over in 1952 and continued in that role until the end of the Rex Allens in 1954.

Not one of his best, still, all in all, pretty decent Rex Allen fare. Worth a watch.

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