An oil-field action thriller directed by 'B' movie bad guy Russell Hopton.

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(screenplay) (as Sascha Baraniev), (story "The Joy of Living")
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Clifford 'Fishtail' O'Reilly
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Henry 'Hank' Langford (as Roy Mason)
Gloria Shea ...
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J.C. Anderson
Stanley Fields ...
Lefty Stevens
Frank Shannon ...
Dan O'Reilly
George Cleveland ...
Clemmons
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Snowflake (as Snowflake)
Dewey Robinson ...
Homer
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An oil-field action thriller directed by 'B' movie bad guy Russell Hopton.

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Action | Drama | Romance

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20 January 1936 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast; its earliest documented telecast was Wednesday 22 September 1948 on WATV, New York City. See more »

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Dig, Dig, Dig
(uncredited)
Written by Didheart Conn
Sung by oilfield workers at the Wooden Derrick bar
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It's okay.
28 January 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Black Gold" is a short full-length film--even for a B-movie. Additionally, the DVD copy by Alpha Video is missing 4 minutes--making the entire picture only 53 minutes in length.

The O'Reilly family has everything staked on an oil well they are digging. Dan just KNOWS it will come in but the deadline on his lease is about to expire. To make things worse, he doesn't realize that his friend, J.C. Anderson (Berton Churchill) is a jerk--and will do anything to make sure the oil well DOESN'T produce because he knows it's on a very rich site and wants it all for himself--even if it means murder!

This is an amiable B-movie and it has few slow spots--mostly because of its run-time. The ending seemed a bit weak and hearing everyone refer to the black actor Fred Toones as 'Snowflake' (his common stage name) was kind of sad


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