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Oklahoma Cyclone

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Oklahoma Cyclone
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn P. McCarthy
Written byJohn P. McCarthy (story)
Produced byTrem Carr (producer)
StarringSee below
CinematographyM.A. Anderson
Hap Depew
Edited byFred Allen
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
  • August 8, 1930 (1930-08-08)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

Oklahoma Cyclone is a 1930 American pre-Code Western film directed by John P. McCarthy that is a forerunner of the singing cowboy genre. It stars Bob Steele in his second talking picture playing the title role and singing.[1] The film was released by Tiffany Pictures. The film was remade as Song of the Gringo.

Plot summary

A cowboy pretends to be an outlaw in order to become a member of the gang that killed his sheriff father.[2]

Al St. John sang "The Lavender Cowboy" (Music by Ewen Hail, lyrics by Harold Hersey) in the film.[3]



John P. McCarthy was the director of Oklahoma Cyclone, and he and Ford Beebe were the film's writers. Trem Carr was the producer for Trem Carr Productions.[4]


  1. ^ Aquila, Richard (April 16, 2015). The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America. University of Arizona Press. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-8165-3178-3. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Wollstein, Hans J. "Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)". AllMovie. Archived from the original on June 30, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  3. ^ Duchemin, Michael (September 22, 2016). New Deal Cowboy: Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-8061-5671-2. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  4. ^ "Oklahoma Cyclone (1930)". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on June 30, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.

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