It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells with the help of oil expert Brad Brady and childhood friend Jim Redbird. When the oil and the money start gushing in, both Brad and Jim want to protect the land but Cherokee has different ideas. What started out as revenge for her father's death has turned into an obsession for wealth and power. Written by
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Producer Walter Wanger originally wanted either Dana Andrews or Robert Mitchum for the role of Brad Brady, but was forced by budget cutbacks to use the less expensive Robert Preston. For the same reason Wanger was compelled to hire Chill Wills to play Pinky Jimpson instead of his first choice, Hoagy Carmichael. See more
Although the bulk of the story takes place in the early to mid-1920's, all of Susan Hayward's and Lola Albright's hairstyles and clothing, as well as those of the other female members of the cast, are strictly 1948. See more
It's oil that drives the ships, powers the trains and the planes and fills the traffic lanes. Yes sir, oil's a right valuable commodity, sought for and fought for all over the globe, in Arabia and Persia, Venezuela, Algiers and Mexico. But talk to an oilman anywhere and he'll tell you the oil capital of the world is Tulsa.
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Three O'Clock in the Morning
Written by Dolly Morse
and Julián Robledo
Performed by Chill Wills See more