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Flowing Gold (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 24 August 1940 (USA)
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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John Alexander / Johnny Blake
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Ian 'Hap' O'Connor
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Ellery Q. 'Wildcat' Chalmers
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'Hot Rocks' Harris
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Petunia
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Charles Hammond / Shylock
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Tillie / Mrs. Harris
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Mike Brannigan
William Marshall ...
Joe
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Luke
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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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TERRIFYING - Their Lust for Oil! THRILLING - Their Love for a Woman


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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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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Music by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie
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Fairly Routine Oil Field Film
21 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At only 81 minutes in length, "Flowing Gold" is no sweeping drama, like "Giant". It's the story of one wildcat oilfield crew who are trying to bring in the well that will change their lives.

It's a rough life, filled with dangers and hardships, but the crew's camaraderie keeps the film light. The requisite love story, which fizzles more than sizzles, also provides some relief from the gritty drama of the drill.

John Garfield plays the lead--a guy always on the run from the authorities, who is wanted for murder in another state. He's a tough guy with a chip on his shoulder who, maybe, just needs someone to believe in him.

Not much new ground is covered here. And most of the action is predictable. The cast does about as much as it can with the script they are given.


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