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Director:
Writers:
Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
26 May 1949 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Fine Performance By Hayward, Plus An Exciting Finale See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Susan Hayward ... Cherokee Lansing

Robert Preston ... Brad Brady

Pedro Armendáriz ... Jim Redbird
Lloyd Gough ... Bruce Tanner

Chill Wills ... Pinky Jimpson (Narrator)

Ed Begley ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bailey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Barrows ... Table Player at Gambling Emporium (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown ... Judge McKay (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Tooley (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Mr. Kelly (uncredited)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Osage Indian (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Chester Conklin ... Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Dice Table Croupier (uncredited)

John Dehner ... Oilman (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Dice Game Spectator / Rancher at Meeting (uncredited)
Yvonne Doughty ... Girlfriend (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Oilman (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Charlie, Cherokee's Foreman (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Doorman at Gambling Emporium (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Man in Courthouse Corridor (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ... Mr. Winslow (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Bill (uncredited)
John Holland ... Reporter (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Oilman (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Man with Newspaper (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Assistant Mover (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Firefighter (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Car Dealer (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Oil Rigger (uncredited)
George Meader ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Ned - Governor of Oklahoma (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Oilman (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Dice Table Croupier (uncredited)
Phil Schumacher ... Oil Rigger (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Firefighter (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Cowboy in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Allegra Varron ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Attorney Winters (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Joker (uncredited)
Billy Wilkerson ... Lazy Mouse (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Charlie Lightfoot (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stuart Heisler 
 
Writing credits
Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent) and
Curtis Kenyon (screenplay)

Richard Wormser (story)

Produced by
Edward Lasker .... associate producer
Walter Wanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Winton C. Hoch  (as Winton Hoch)
 
Film Editing by
Terry O. Morse  (as Terrell Morse)
 
Casting by
Owen McLean (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Nathan Juran 
 
Set Decoration by
Armor Marlowe 
Al Orenbach 
 
Costume Design by
Herschel McCoy  (as Herschel)
 
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Ern Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James T. Vaughn .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Howard W. Koch .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Howard Fogetti .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects (as John Fulton)
 
Stunts
Fred Graham .... stunts (uncredited)
George Magrill .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Campbell .... gaffer (as Bob Campbell)
George Hommel .... still photographer
Charles Rose .... grip
Harvey Gould .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Irving Friedman .... musical director
Charles Previn .... conductor
David Tamkin .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Arnold Laven .... script supervisor
Richard Mueller .... associate technicolor color director
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13400) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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:
Jim Redbird:[to Cherry Lansing] I don't think your father would like to see you smeared with oil!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Keepers of the Frame (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old FaithfulSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Fine Performance By Hayward, Plus An Exciting Finale, 4 January 2006
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

The fine performance by Susan Hayward makes all of "Tulsa" worth watching, and the exciting finale caps it off with a bang. The tone is not always consistent, varying from serious treatment of environmental and ethical issues to the folksy, ultra-upbeat narration by Chill Wills. But Hayward is consistently interesting to watch, and the story is generally told at a good pace, with some good scenes along the way.

Hayward plays the daughter of a rancher, seeking revenge against a large oil man who caused the death of her father and the destruction of his valuable livestock. Along the way, she makes the fateful decision to beat the oil baron at his own game, which has some tumultuous consequences for her and those close to her. It's quite a good role for Hayward, and she is believable as her character first seeks justice, and then gradually starts to become what she had been fighting against.

The occasional overly-positive emphasis on the role of the oil industry is balanced out by some good efforts to discuss some of the environmental problems caused by large-scale drilling. And even though it is never stated explicitly, several of the scenes create a noticeable contrast between the simple beauty of the Oklahoma prairies and the bleak ugliness of fields filled with endless rows of oil wells.

The firefighting climax is exciting to watch, and it is a rather impressive piece of film-making as well, with believable action and visuals. Although the finale does not really resolve most of the important issues, it works well on screen.

The supporting cast is solid and likable, with Wills, Robert Preston, and Pedro Armendariz. For the most part, their characters are not fleshed out, since Hayward is the center of attention, but the other characters occasionally get their moments.

Overall, "Tulsa" is somewhat above average, with some noticeable strengths in the mix.

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