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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.

Director:

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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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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After killing Marsden, Jennings leaves the house and holsters his pistol, however in the next shot he has his pistol in his hand again See more »

Quotes

Lon Tuttle: You fellas bound for Woodward?
Al Jennings: Yeah. We thought maybe you could tell us something about the town.
Lon Tuttle: You sure stopped the right party, son. I know all about Woodward. It's a rip-roaring town if there ever was one. Growing like a weed and wide open. Oh, but the prices there... it costs a fortune for anything you buy. So I hope you boys brought plenty of money along with ya.
Frank Jennings: Oh, we brought enough.
Lon Tuttle: Well, in that case just step right down off them horses and hit the ground with your hands in the air!
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The law is an ass, so enter Al Jennings and The Long Riders.
24 August 2013 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Al Jennings of Oklahoma is directed by Ray Nazaro and adapted to screenplay by George Bricker from the book co-written by Al Jennings and Will Irwin. It stars Dan Duryea, Gale Storm, Dick Foran, Gloria Henry, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams and Raymond Greenleaf. Music is by Mischa Bakaleinikoff and cinematography by W. Howard Greene.

Al Jennings, as played here by Duryea, follows a life trajectory that sees him born into a legal family and thus take up the family trade. Known for his hot temper, it's not long before Al runs into trouble and burnt by the folly of the law when tragedy strikes his family, throws off his legal eagle clobber and turns to the outlaw life. Moving from robbing banks to robbing trains, and with the beautiful Gale Storm's token love interest holding his attention, Al and his brother Frank (Foran) decide to leave crime and go straight. But the past catches up with them and they inevitably end up serving time for their crimes. But there's another twist! The instability of the trial sees Al serve only 5 years of his life sentence and upon release becomes something of a prime mover in the Statehood of Oklahoma.

You sense it's all very romanticised from the actual life of Al Jennings, but in spite of some sub-standard acting and poorly scripted passages, it's still an enjoyable Oater. There's some decent stunt- work early on, a couple of rounds of knuckles (though the court room fight is not greatly constructed), chases, some gun-play and it's nice and colourful with Technicolor photography around the Chatsworth location shoot. So it's watchable enough, even if not very memorable then? Yes, that's about it really. 6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1951 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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