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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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Budget:

$1,158,035 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a failure at the box office, resulting in a loss of $746,000 ($7.54M in 2017) according to production company records. See more »

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During the rescue scene with Susan Hayward on the bulldozer under a blanket being drenched with water, when she comes out from underneath the blanket her hair is perfectly dry. See more »

Quotes

Pinky Jimpson: [to opera singer] Out in Oklahoma we hadn't had a chance to cotton up to that heavy-breathin' type of singin'.
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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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Old Faithful
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Written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy
Performed by Chill Wills
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A Sprawling Action Tale of the Fight Between Oilmen and Cattlemen in Oklahoma
11 September 1999 | by KirasjeriSee all my reviews

In the early 1920's there was the inevitable clash between the cattle ranchers and the burgeoning oil drillers in Oklahoma. This account of that clash, filmed in color, is fast moving and interesting. It revolves around Susan Hayward's character, and Hayward is marvelous as always, and how she has to learn to adapt to the inevitable changes being wrought by the explosion of oil money. The climactic oil field fire is well done indeed. Recommended.


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