Oklahoma Terror (1939) Jack Randall, Al St. John , Virginia Carroll, Don Rowan, Davison Clark, Glenn Strange Movie Review

Oklahoma Terror (1939)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Jack Randall in Oklahoma Terror (1939)

It's Fuzzy, Drop the Glass

Mason (Tristram Coffin) and his henchmen have quite a property racket going, selling land to the unaware and then having his men run them off their land. He is even willing to buy the property back at a discount, although he then has his men kill in order to get his money back. Jack Ridgely (Jack Randall) and Fuzzy Glass (Al St. John) come across a couple fleeing from Mason and his gang and heads in to town to try and stop the enterprise from continuing. But in town Jack begins to believe someone else might be behind the crooked enterprise with Cartwright (Davison Clark) looking to be the brains behind everything.

Jack Randall is probably a name only die hard western fans will be familiar with as whilst he became part of the western factory line in 1937 he went from leading man to villain quite quickly. And then sadly he died at the age of 39 following a heart attack riding a horse whilst making a movie. Now to be honest Jack Randall whilst a solid western star was nothing special and to be honest from a distance you might mistake him for Bob Steele.

In "Oklahoma Terror" Randall plays a stereotypical hero cowboy, so stereotypical that Al St. John appears as Fuzzy which western fans know is the comedy sidekick role. There is also the usual female love interest for Jack in the form of Virginia Carroll whilst when it comes to bad guys there is the typical hidden mastermind behind things. To put it simply "Oklahoma Terror" could have been a western made from another western with scenes involving Jack Randall inserted in to it, it is that generic.

What this all boils down to is that "Oklahoma Terror" is another passable western for those who have an interest in old westerns but it fails to offer up anything new.