In a hypothetical country in South America, Jeff Dawson and his partner Dutch Peterson have invested all their savings in a lease contract to explore oil. However, their expectation ruins when bandits blow the derrick of the oil well with dynamite and they get stranded in the town without any money. In despair, they accept the risky transportation of nitroglycerin to raise US$ 800.00 and Dutch is shot in the leg by road thieves; but Jeff discovers that their employer is a trickster and they area not paid for their job. When their former friend Paco Conway meets them, Jeff finds that he is a local tycoon and is married with Marina Conway, who had a past with him. Paco hires Jeff his foreman to help him with his eighteen oil wells while Dutch is recovering in the hospital. Meanwhile the criminals press Paco to pay US$ 50,000.00 otherwise they will blow his wells and Marina revives her love and desire for Jeff, leading the trio to a tragedy. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the beginning of the film, following the destruction of the oil rig by El Gavilan's gang, the front of Dutch Peterson's hat goes from brim up, brim down, brim up again and then brim down again, in between shots. Subsequently, it is up again when Dawson and Peterson are walking along a road and picked up by a truck. See more »
a western at heart, great entertainment, outstanding cast
Blowin Wild is the type of movie you took for granted when originally released and now can appreciate how good it is. Starting with Barbara Stanwick who could play a "femme fatale" better than no one, Anthony Quinn as the good guy's friend, that has a great weakness, a role he also played in Warlock, Quinn was the ideal villain, and Gary Cooper was one of the best heroes ever on the screen. The outstanding Ward Bond and the pretty Ruth Roman complete this fantastic cast. Apart from the ridiculous premise that there are independent small oil operations in South America, this is an excellent western (at least at heart). At certain moments I was reminded of The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la Peur, 1953, others of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre(1948). There is a great scene when Barbara Stanwick and Ruth Roman confront each other.
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