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Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)

Passed | | Action, Romance, Western | 17 January 1951 (USA)
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Bank robber serves his time in prison, tries to go straight.

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Ray Nazarro

Writers:

George Bricker (screenplay), Al J. Jennings (book) (as Al Jennings) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Duryea ... Al Jennings
Gale Storm ... Margo St. Claire
Dick Foran ... Frank Jennings
Gloria Henry ... Alice Calhoun
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Lon Tuttle (as Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Judge Jennings
Stanley Andrews ... Marshal Ken Slattery
John Ridgely ... Railroad Detective Dan Hanes
James Millican ... Ed Jennings
Harry Shannon ... Fred Salter
Helen Brown Helen Brown ... Mrs. Salter
Robert Bice ... Pete Kincaid
George J. Lewis ... Sammy Page
Jimmie Dodd ... Buck Botkin
Eddie Parker ... 'Doc' Wrightmire (as Edwin Parker)
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Storyline

The four Jennings brothers are Lawyers. When Al has a brother murdered, he goes after the murderer. He outdraws him but a witness says it was murder. Escaping the Sheriff he take refuge on a cattle ranch only to learn all the hands are rustlers. With a price on his head Al joins them and becomes an outlaw. His fame grows as does the reward for his capture. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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15 YEARS As An OUTLAW---(in script) as told by Al Jennings himself- See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al Jennings de Oklahoma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Taking over the gang the reward money for Al rises to $20,000 so he and Frank decide to leave for Louisiana before the gang decide to turn him in. They're next seen in Louisiana with no indication on how they got there. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Salter: The men look bad to me.
Fred Salter: Well, they ought to feel right at home around here.
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Forget Oklahoma...
3 July 2003 | by westerner357See all my reviews

Starring Dan Duryea as Al Jennings, this is another routine Columbia quickie, filmed in the foothills of southern California. The script and film look like they were put out in about 10 days, and boring clichés abound.

Al Jennings used to be a lawyer until circumstances forced him to kill a man and cross over to the other side of the law. From what I understand, this film had nothing to do with the real-life Al Jennings who served time in prison for armed robbery. He wasn't as romantic a cad as Duryea makes out to be.

And the fistfight scene between Duryea and John Dehner in the courtroom looked laughingly bad and amateurish. Awful. Truly awful...which is a real shame since Duryea has appeared in some excellent westerns like WINCHESTER '73 (1950), RIDE CLEAR OF DIABLO (1954) and NIGHT PASSAGE (1957).

With Dick Foran who stands around and smiles a lot, and Gail Storm as the love interest, this oater is pretty dull stuff with nothing to make it stand out from the dozens of others Columbia put out in the 50s.

2 out 10 for causing a few zzzz's...


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