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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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
Cherokee. That sounds sort of Indian-ish.
Candy. That sounds sort of sticky-ish.
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Three O'Clock in the Morning
Written by Dolly Morse
and Julián Robledo
Performed by Chill Wills See more