Director: Stuart Heisler, Stuart Hiesler Cast: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston


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Tulsa was, in 1949, the most elaborate production released to date by the Eagle-Lion corporation-though all evidence, especially the technical credits, suggests that the film was put together at Universal-International, then merely distriibuted by Eagle-Lion (who made a fortune at the box office). The film traces the matriculation of the sleepy Oklahoma village of Tulsa into a major oil center Susan Hayward stars as an amibitious cattleman's daughter who wishes to wreak vengeance on the encroaching oil interests but who becomes a "black gold" mogul herself. Robert Preston costars as a geologist who hopes to rescue his beloved Oklahoma from being utterly devastated by drilling and derricks. This being a late-1940s film, Greed runs a poor second to Good at film's end, with the oilmen and the conservations learning to work together rather than as bitter enemies. While the story is a good one, the true selling angle of Tulsa was its action sequences, notably a fire scene that must have cost as much as all the other Eagle-Lion releases of 1949 combined. Originally lensed in vibrant Techicolor, Tulsa is usually seen today in washed-out, two-color Public Domain prints.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/22/2016
UPC: 0889290224873
Original Release: 1949
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 37,567

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Hayward Cherokee Lansing
Robert Preston Brad Brady
Pedro Armendariz Jim Redbird
Lloyd Gough Bruce Tanner
Chill Wills Pinky Jimpson
Ed Begley "Crude Oil" Johnny Brady
Jimmy Conlin Bruce Tanner
Roland Jack Steve
Harry Shannon Nelse Lansing
Pierre Watkin Winters
Lola Albright Candy Williams
Paul E. Burns Tooley
Lane Chandler Mr. Kelly
Chief Yowlachie Charlie Lightfoot
Iron Eyes Cody The Osage Indian
Joseph Crehan Judge McKay
John Dehner Actor
Tom Dugan Taxi Driver
Fred Graham Oil Worker
Thomas Brown Henry Winslow
Selmar Jackson Oilman
Larry Keating Governor
Nolan Leary Man with Newspaper
Dick Wessel Joker
Charles D. Brown Actor

Technical Credits
Stuart Heisler Director
Stuart Hiesler Director
Del Armstrong Makeup
Irving Friedman Musical Direction/Supervision
John P. Fulton Special Effects
Winton Hoch Cinematographer
Nathan Juran Art Director
Curtis Kenyon Screenwriter
Armor E. Marlowe Set Decoration/Design
Herschel McCoy Costumes/Costume Designer
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Mort Greene Songwriter
Frank S. Nugent Screenwriter
Al Orenbach Set Decoration/Design
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Walter Wanger Producer
Ern Westmore Makeup
Richard Wormser Original Story
Allie Wrubel Songwriter

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