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Tulsa (1949)

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 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!


Certificate:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walter Wanger Productions See more »
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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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Featured in Keepers of the Frame (1999) See more »

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Tulsa
Music Allie Wrubel
Lyrics Mort Greene
Performed by Chill Wills (uncredited)
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Gender does not get in the way of greed or success.
24 January 2000 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

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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