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Wildcat (1942)

 -  Drama  -  3 September 1942 (USA)
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Wildcatter Johnny Maverick and his pal, Chicopee Nevins are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Johnny Maverick
Arline Judge ...
Nan Deering
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Oliver Westbrook
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Mike Rawlins (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
'Watchfob' Jones
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Harold 'Chicopee' Nevins
Ralph Sanford ...
'Grits' O'Malley
Alec Craig ...
Joseph D. Campbell
John Dilson ...
Gus Sloane
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John 'Paw' Smithers
Jessica Newcombe ...
Martha 'Maw' Smithers
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Bud Smithers (as Billy Benedict)
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Wildcatter Johnny Maverick and his pal, Chicopee Nevins are speeding toward Antril Bend, a small town in the oil region, that has offered $25,000 to the person bringing in the first oil well.They accidentally find oil on the town's outskirts, and Johnny writes a $4000 hot check for the property. He covers that by having Chicopee sell his half interest to oil promoter Gus Sloane for $7000. Sloane hires a crew to start drilling on his half of the property, with Johnny's old enemy, Mile Rawlins as his foreman. Rawlins sabotages Johnny's rig, causing Chicopee's death. Confidence man Oliver Westbrook and his confederate, Nan Dearing hatch a plan to swindle Johnny by having Nan pose as Chicopee's sister. It works and Johnny makes Nan his partner. Another accident staged by Rawlins forces Johnny to sign a note to get money for repair. Nan falls in love with Johnny and abandons her plan to swindle him. As the note deadline approaches, Johnny learns that Sloane has purchased it as a means of ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A GUSHER OF THRILLS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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3 September 1942 (USA)  »

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Ambição Sem Freio  »

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An excellent B movie
15 May 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Paramount really did this B movie right. The script was well-thought out and the acting was, for the most part, terrific. The lone exception was Arline Judge, who seemed to be walking through her part with her jaw partially wired shut. Comic relief was amply supplied by William Frawley, John Dilson and, especially, Arthur Hunnicutt. Richard Arlen seemed to be inspired in this movie and Buster Crabbe was convincing as the bad guy. What a wonderful surprise this movie turned out to be.


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