War of the Wildcats / In Old Oklahoma (1943) DVD9 and Blu-Ray
War of the Wildcats shows Wayne off at his most charming, with a surprisingly deft light comedy edge running through quite a bit of his performance. Wayne portrays Dan Somers, a strapping cowboy who kind of stumbles into the oil business. We meet Dan when he kind of "crashes" a private train car owned by oil tycoon Jim Gardner (Albert Dekker), an impresario who just turned a perhaps lecherous eye toward Catherine Allen (Martha Scott), a would be writer who has just been more or less run out of town by a mob of outraged older women who can't quite believe a female could have written a "scandalous" romance novel.

Gardner convinces Catherine to tag along to Gardner's self built town of Sapulpa since Catherine, a burgeoning women's libber decades before that idea was ever officially formulated, is out to storm the "man's world" an experience something of life. Of course, Dan ends up tagging along, quickly becoming aware that many residents of Sapulpa are less than thrilled with Gardner's business tactics in monopolizing the oil reserves around the town. Dan of course is right there to pick up the slack and immediately become Gardner's rival in business and love...

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Cast: John Wayne, Martha Scott, Albert Dekker
Country: USA
Genre: Western

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:42:20 | 5.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:42:27 | 7.13 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none

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