NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
Tulsa (26-May-1949)

Director: Stuart Heisler

Writers: Frank Nugent; Curtis Kenyon; Richard Wormser

Music: Frank Skinner

Producer: Walter Wanger

Keywords: Drama

Set in 1920s Oklahoma, Cherokee Lansing's father, a cattle rancher, is accidentally killed at an oil well while protesting the death of his livestock after a spill; she takes revenge by entering the oil game herself, but becomes the very thing she was originally fighting against. Solid story, melodramatic and corny at times. Good role for Susan Hayward. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Special Effects.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lola Albright
Actor
20-Jul-1925   Lord Love a Duck
Pedro Armendáriz
Actor
9-May-1912 18-Jun-1963 From Russia with Love
Ed Begley, Sr.
Actor
25-Mar-1901 28-Apr-1970 Juror #10 in 12 Angry Men
Lloyd Gough
Actor
21-Sep-1907 23-Jul-1984 Blacklisted character actor
Susan Hayward
Actor
30-Jun-1918 14-Mar-1975 I Want to Live!
Robert Preston
Actor
8-Jun-1918 21-Mar-1987 The Music Man
Chill Wills
Actor
18-Jul-1903 15-Dec-1978 The Alamo

CAST

Starring
Susan Hayward   ...   Cherokee Lansing
Robert Preston   ...   Brad Brady
Pedro Armendáriz   ...   Jim Redbird
with
Lloyd Gough   ...   Bruce Tanner
Chill Wills   ...   Pinky Jimpson
Ed Begley, Sr.   ...   Johnny Brady
Jimmy Conlin   ...   Homer
Roland Jack   ...   Steve

REVIEWS

Review by Bill W. Neff (posted on 5-Aug-2008)

A very good presentation of some of Oklahoma's early history, especially the oil town/city of Tulsa. Robert Preston in one of his best roles, as an oil well engineer, was believable and quickly got the attention his character deserved. Chill Wills (Pinky) stood apart in the role of his character and did not present the usual "sidekick" performance of later films. Pedro Armendarez, although a good actor, stayed mostly in the background as his characters usually did until he gave a commanding performance in "The Conquerer" even shinning brightly over John Wayne's faux performance as Ghengis Khan. Susan Hayward, as usual, stole the whole picture as the tough competitor Chreokee Lansing. This little film deserves it's rightful place in Hollywood's history.


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film


Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2014 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


Geek Pie


Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Bibliographies

NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.