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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Complete credited cast:
Jim Redbird
Lloyd Gough ...
Bruce Tanner
Pinky Jimpson (Narrator)
John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
Jimmy Conlin ...
Homer Triplette
Roland Jack ...
Steve, Cherokee's Ranchhand
Harry Shannon ...
Nelse Lansing
Candy Williams


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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Release Date:

26 May 1949 (USA)  »

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Erde in Flammen  »

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(RCA Sound System)



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1.37 : 1
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Cinematographer Winton Hoch was the preferred camera man for John Ford, and won an Oscar for his work on She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. 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 »


Candy Williams: Cherokee. That sounds sort of Indian-ish.
Cherokee Lansing: Candy. That sounds sort of sticky-ish.
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Amazingly Good Film
6 August 2003 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

I had no preconceived notion of this film, but it was on a 4 movie DVD set I bought for another movie in the set. Popped it on, and was I surprised. This movie is VERY good. Nicely photographed in color, NEVER boring, well written with a doozy of a disaster at the end that is quite impressive using 1949 special effects. Film concerns the boom town of Tulsa in 1920's and the greed of people and overproduction of oil wells, infringing on the farmers land and poisoning the waterways killing the cattle herds. Nicest bit of the film was the conservation angle about too much oil in boom times ruins the land for the future when they dry up. Good movie.

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