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Flowing Gold (1940)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  24 August 1940 (USA)
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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

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John Alexander / Johnny Blake
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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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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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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
Played when Johnny first dances with Linda
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John Garfield makes Gold Flow where there's water
4 March 2004 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

I'm one of those people that think John Garfield could do no wrong. If had been alive, I would have numbered among the 10,000-strong throngs at his stupendous funeral.

Sure, this movie has been done in many guises before. But how many remember the others? Why do we continue to watch a movie when we know precisely how it's going to end? Something else has to string you in. It has to be something you've never seen before and yet seems so familiar that you can't help but see it anyway.

I say: How many will remember what John Garfield could add - in bushels - to any simply wrought movie? Why, his charm and rough exterior could convince a lamb to go to slaughter.

Enough cannot be said about "Jules" as they used to call him. One in a million, they say. I'll say that to the Nth degree until they beat me down. No actor could relate to the common man like he did. Others were prettier, more dashing, taller or a dozen other things.

But no one, ever again, will be a John Garfield.


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