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
Did You Know?
Aside from a few quick shots of downtown landmarks, none of this movie was actually filmed in Tulsa. Most of the location work took place on the 10,000 acre ranch of Oklahoma Governor Roy J. Turner in the town of Sulphur, 145 miles from Tulsa. 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
I'm not selling.
Do you mind telling me why?
Because I don't like the way you operate. You oilmen come into our country, pollute the streams, kill our cattle, yes, and our men, too.
You're being childish, like your Cherokee grandparents who shot arrows at the first locomotive. The wealth is under the ground, not on top of it.
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Written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy
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