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Bruce Tanner
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John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
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Homer Triplette
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Steve, Cherokee's Ranchhand
Harry Shannon ...
Nelse Lansing
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Candy Williams
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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 A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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26 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Cherokee Lansing: I'm not selling.
Bruce Tanner: Do you mind telling me why?
Cherokee Lansing: 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.
Bruce Tanner: 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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Three O'Clock in the Morning
Written by Dolly Morse and Julián Robledo
Performed by Chill Wills
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Ripsnorting well-acted modern western
27 August 2001 | by (Leonia, NJ) – See all my reviews

The chemistry of the triangle is really good here, with Gough a worthy rival for Preston of fickle Hayward's affections with moral and character at the root of the question. Ed Begley is excellent in an early role. And, Pedro Armendariz steals the film as an American Indian who feels forced into action when promised conservation guidelines are reckless thrown aside for the profitability of the oil drillers. Very much worth watching


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