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Tulsa (1949)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  26 May 1949 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Jim Redbird
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Bruce Tanner
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Pinky Jimpson (Narrator)
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John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
Jimmy Conlin ...
Homer Triplette
Roland Jack ...
Steve, Cherokee's Ranchhand
Harry Shannon ...
Nelse Lansing
Lola Albright ...
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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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Pinky Jimpson: 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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Gender does not get in the way of greed or success.
24 January 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Susan Hayward doesn't back down when it comes to protecting what is hers. Her character is embroiled in the early wars between wildcat oil drillers and cattle ranchers in Oklahoma. A pretty fast paced movie that stays busy. The oil field fire is a tremendous sight. Chill Wills, Robert Preston and Ed Begley round out the super cast.


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