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Flowing Gold (1940)

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Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Alexander / Johnny Blake
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Linda Chalmers
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Ian 'Hap' O'Connor
Raymond Walburn ...
Ellery Q. 'Wildcat' Chalmers
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'Hot Rocks' Harris
Tom Kennedy ...
Petunia
Granville Bates ...
Charles Hammond / Shylock
Jody Gilbert ...
Tillie / Mrs. Harris
Edward Pawley ...
Collins
Frank Mayo ...
Mike Brannigan
William Marshall ...
Joe
Sol Gorss ...
Luke
Virginia Sale ...
Nurse
John Alexander ...
Sheriff
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Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An oil well fire becomes the catalyst for their relationships. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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24 August 1940 (USA)  »

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Ultimatum für Bohrturm L-9  »

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The character John Alexander, played by actor John Garfield, was arrested by the Sheriff played by actor John Alexander. See more »

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Remake of Flowing Gold (1924) See more »

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From Me to You
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Written by Fabian Andre, Wayne King and Nat Conney
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Been there, done that
17 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

It is difficult to believe that, even in 1940, this story was thought original enough to support an "A" picture. Many Westerns have utilized it, with slight variations; sometimes its characters are involved with coal mining; here they are oilfield roughnecks, but that's about as different as it gets. As for the casting, John Garfield is a bit softer than usual, Pat O'Brien a bit tougher, Frances Farmer unremarkable. There is some decent comic relief by Cliff Edwards and Tom Kennedy: good thing, because this conventional melodrama needs all the help it can get.


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