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
Granville Bates ...
Charles Hammond / Shylock
Jody Gilbert ...
Tillie / Mrs. Harris
Edward Pawley ...
Collins
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Mike Brannigan
William Marshall ...
Joe
Sol Gorss ...
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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Referenced in Frances (1982) See more »

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Flowing cold
13 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This small box office hit stars two likeable actors and one of the most beautiful women to ever star in the movies in Frances Farmer. She had a tragic life which was properly portrayed by Frances look-alike Jessica Lange. John Garfield at this point in time was churning out the same character over and over again; id est, the hard-boiled rugged type who has more than his share of hard knocks in life. Thus, he is suspiscious of everyone, out for himself and on the run from the cops. That is how the movie begins in our search to find the flowing gold, oil. This movie is essentially a poor man's Boom Town, that box office Smash that starred Gable and Tracy, Colbert and Lamarr. That said, it has its own originalities and a truly exciting finale where Garfield drives a truck across a land slide. Never boring but it never amounts to much either.


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