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Release Date:
26 May 1949 (USA) See more »
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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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)
Eula Morgan ... Opera Singer (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)
Pierre Watkin ... Attorney Winters (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Joker (uncredited)
Billy Wilkerson ... Lazy Mouse (uncredited)
Chief Yowlachie ... Charlie Lightfoot (uncredited)

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)
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
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13400) | West Germany:12
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
Cherokee Lansing:I'm not selling.
Bruce Tanner:Do you mind telling me why?
Cherokee Lansing:Because I don't like the way you operate. You oilmen come into our country, pollute the streams, kill our cattle, yes, and our men, too.
Bruce Tanner:You're being childish, like your Cherokee grandparents who shot arrows at the first locomotive. The wealth is under the ground, not on top of it.
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Movie Connections:
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Gender does not get in the way of greed or success., 24 January 2000
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

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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