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"The Oklahoman"
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Joel McCrea stars in "The Oklahoman" (Allied Artists 1957), filmed at Melody Ranch in Placerita Canyon and at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth.

Lobby card, 11x14 inches.

"The Oklahoman" is one in a string of Westerns produced by Walter Mirisch and filmed at Gene Autry's Melody Ranch movie town in the 1950s; others included 1955's "Wichita" with McCrea and Vera Miles, and 1958's "Man of the West" with Gary Cooper and Julie London.

Released May 19, 1957, "The Oklahoman" is directed by Francis D. Lyon from a story by Daniel B. Ullman. Stunt players include SCV resident Loren Janes, a 2004 inductee in the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, along with Kermit Maynard and Leonard P. Geer.

Barbara Hale plays the love interest; rounding out the credited cast are Brad Dexter, Gloria Talbott, Michael Pate, Verna Felton, Douglas Dick, Anthony Caruso, Esther Dale, Adam Williams, Ray Teal, Peter J. Votrian, John Pickard, Mimi Gibson and I. Stanford Jolley. Uncredited cast includes Fred Aldrich, Gertrude Astor, Walter Bacon, Scotty Beckett, John Bose, Diane Brewster, Nora Bush, Wheaton Chambers, Bill Coontz, Watson Downs, Todd Ferrell, Herman Hack, Robert Haines, Chester Hayes, Robert Hinkle, Earle Hodgins, George Huggins, Doris Kemper, Leslie Kimmell, Allen Kramer, Paul Kruger, Harry Lauter, Jennifer Lea, Rankin Mansfield, Don Marlowe, Laurie Mitchell, Dorothy Neumann, Jimmy Noel, Joe Ploski, Bob Reeves, Robert Robinson, Fred Sherman, Milan Smith, Rudy Sooter, Ray Spiker, Glen Walters, Chalky Williams and Sheb Wooley.


LW3592: 9600 dpi jpeg from original lobby card purchased 2019 by Leon Worden.
THE OKLAHOMAN

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