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Tulsa (1949)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 26 May 1949 (USA)
In Tulsa, when a rancher dies during a feud with a major oil company, his daughter, driven by revenge, starts digging for oil herself.

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Frank S. Nugent (screenplay) (as Frank Nugent), Curtis Kenyon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Susan Hayward ... Cherokee Lansing
Robert Preston ... Brad Brady
Pedro Armendáriz ... Jim Redbird (as Pedro Armendariz)
Lloyd Gough ... Bruce Tanner
Chill Wills ... Pinky Jimpson - Narrator
Ed Begley ... John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
Jimmy Conlin ... Homer Triplette
Roland Jack Roland Jack ... Steve - Cherokee's Ranchhand
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Storyline

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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Tempestuous loves! Lusty adventures! Violent hates!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Erde in Flammen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,158,035 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,600,000, 31 December 1949
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 Gov. 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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Crazy Credits

Opening Card: To the governor and the people of Oklahoma our grateful appreciation for their splendid cooperation in the production of this motion picture. See more »

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Edited into When Worlds Collide (1951) See more »

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Old Faithful
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Written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy
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Susan rides roughshod over everybody
10 May 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Susan storms into Scarlett O'Hara territory with this meller substituting oil field for plantations and the Civil War. If you have ever seen her test for Scarlett it was obvious at the time she wasn't ready, but ten years on she is in full command of the screen and tears into this part with her customary brio mopping the floor with anyone who gets in her way. She has a few touching moments with Chill Wills' character but otherwise is tough as nails and furiously driven. Not a great picture but a good one with Robert Preston a strong co-star and a great cast of character actors but indifferent direction, if you are a fan of Susan though it is unmissable.


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