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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
Lloyd Gough ...
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

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

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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Edited into When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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TULSA
Written by Allie Wrubel, Mort Greene
Performed by Chill Wills
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A hidden gem of a movie from a period when they were rare.
1 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently bought a huge (300 films) collection of old movies on DVD. Plowing through them, I was struck by how bad most of those period movies were. I saw many of them when they were first released, but I don't remember that they were mostly junk.

But every so often, one comes along which is really quite good, indeed, even excellent. "Tulsa" is one of those. I was really pleasantly surprised. Moreover, I had completely forgotten how outstanding Susan Hayward was. To see her again was a real pleasure. She not only acts superbly, but she is some knockout in the looks department. Really outstanding. The rest of the acting was also of very high caliber This movie is certainly worth seeing.


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