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Oklahoma Crude (1973)

In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), aided by her father (Sir John Mills) and a hobo (George C. Scott), is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Writer:

Marc Norman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... Mase
Faye Dunaway ... Lena
John Mills ... Cleon
Jack Palance ... Hellman
William Lucking ... Marion
Harvey Jason ... Wilcox
Ted Gehring ... Wobbly
Cliff Osmond ... Massive Man
Rafael Campos ... Jimmy
Woodrow Parfrey ... Lawyer
John Hudkins ... Bloom
Harvey Parry ... Bliss
Bob Herron ... Dulling (as Dullnig)
Jerry Brown ... Rucker
Jim Burk Jim Burk ... Moody
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Storyline

It's oil boom time in Oklahoma, and Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), a hard-bitten, cyncial feminist has a fight on her hands. The big oil companies don't like the fact that she's working a potentially profitable wildcat rig. Reluctantly, Lena must accept the aid of her estranged father Cleon Doyle (Sir John Mills), and Noble Mason (George C. Scott), the man he hires to help. The three form an unlikely team: Lena hates men, Mason is out for himself, and Lena's father is trying to make up for a lifetime of neglecting his daughter. But together, they take on the big guys and put up a terrific fight. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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1913...a good year for oil companies, a bad year for wildcatters, and even worse for women. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1973 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Het zwarte goud van Oklahoma See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonora, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor) (uncredited)| Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Christie turned down the role of Lena. See more »

Quotes

Hellman: Isn't that just like a woman? She wants to be treated like a man... and then she cries!
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Soundtracks

Send a Little Love My Way
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Hal David
Sung by Anne Murray
[Played over the opening titles, opening credits and end credits. It is also played as background music when Mase is trying to sleep in his leaky tent during the rainstorm.]
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Where's the DVD of this Classic?
28 March 2006 | by ArmsAndManSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in high school and have been waiting for a video release ever since. The screenwriter, Marc Norman, created a masterpiece, and Stanley Kramer directs one of his best movies ever. A great mix of intelligent dialogue, social critique, and sexual politics.

If you're a fan of David Mamet or HBO's "Deadwood," then you'll love this vulgar and profane bit of Americana. The leads play against type and pull off some really great performances. Scott and Dunaway are terrific together; too bad they never paired up again.

If you think this is a one-off, consider this: Marc Norman would go on to win an Oscar for "Shakespeare in Love." Mr. Norman, can you use your clout to get a DVD release?

This is a great little allegory about the constant struggle between artistic filmmakers (drilling for oil) and the finance people who stand around the edge of the set, taking pot shots, while waiting for the gusher to pay off.


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