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Black Gold (1936)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 20 January 1936 (USA)
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)
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Cynthia Jackson
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J.C. Anderson
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Lefty Stevens
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Dan O'Reilly
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Clemmons
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Snowflake (as Snowflake)
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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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Approved
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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 1945-46. 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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Pretty Oily
29 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unremarkable film about a bunch of good guys trying to find oil while a bad guy tries to get it for himself. It has the usual pack of thugs who throw their weight around. A crusading union type guy trying to pull the others together when the going gets tough. It's not a terrible movie, but not very suspenseful or believable. The young lead was apparently pretty charismatic back in the thirties. He looks like a refugee from the Bowery Boys, ready to fight, with that mop of black hair and bottom heavy build. It has a few action scenes and a conclusion that isn't particularly satisfying. It is worth a look as a period piece.


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