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Flowing Gold (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 24 August 1940 (USA)
Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Rex Beach (suggested by a story by), Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Garfield ... John Alexander / Johnny Blake
Frances Farmer ... Linda Chalmers
Pat O'Brien ... Ian 'Hap' O'Connor
Raymond Walburn ... Ellery Q. 'Wildcat' Chalmers
Cliff Edwards ... 'Hot Rocks' Harris
Tom Kennedy ... Petunia
Granville Bates ... Charles Hammond / Shylock
Jody Gilbert ... Tillie / Mrs. Harris
Edward Pawley ... Collins
Frank Mayo ... Mike Brannigan
William Marshall ... Joe
Sol Gorss Sol Gorss ... Luke
Virginia Sale ... Nurse
John Alexander ... Sheriff
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Storyline

Johnny Blake, dodging the law on a false murder charge, gets work in the oil fields. His boss and friend Hap O'Connor turns on him when Johnny and Hap's girlfriend Linda fall in love. An oil well fire becomes the catalyst for their relationships. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

TERRIFYING - Their Lust for Oil! THRILLING - Their Love for a Woman


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultimatum für Bohrturm L-9 See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The convertible Frances Farmer drives is a Pontiac. See more »

Connections

Remake of Flowing Gold (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

La Cucaracha
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played when Petunia dances with Linda
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Fairly Routine Oil Field Film
21 May 2014 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

At only 81 minutes in length, "Flowing Gold" is no sweeping drama, like "Giant". It's the story of one wildcat oilfield crew who are trying to bring in the well that will change their lives.

It's a rough life, filled with dangers and hardships, but the crew's camaraderie keeps the film light. The requisite love story, which fizzles more than sizzles, also provides some relief from the gritty drama of the drill.

John Garfield plays the lead--a guy always on the run from the authorities, who is wanted for murder in another state. He's a tough guy with a chip on his shoulder who, maybe, just needs someone to believe in him.

Not much new ground is covered here. And most of the action is predictable. The cast does about as much as it can with the script they are given.


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