Tulsa (1949)

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. Mystic Nights Videos

Tulsa is a 1949 in film Technicolor film that was film director by Stuart Heisler and starred Susan Hayward and Robert Preston (actor), and featured Lloyd Gough, Chill Wills (as the narrator), and Ed Begley in one of his earliest film Role (performing arts), billed as Edward Begley.
The film's plot revolved around greed, conservation, and romance. The plot thickens as Lansing's daughter, Cherokee, acquires drilling rights and meets Brad Brady, a geologist who wants the oil drillers to limit their drilling in order to minimize oil field depletion and to preserve the area's grasslands.< name="tcm"/>
A fire in a derrick tailing pool started by Jim Redbird, a Cherokee who had been made a rich owner of oil land through crooked dealings of oilmen, and who later renounces his holdings, results in an extravagant fire scene for which the movie got its Oscar nomination.< name="all"/> In its aftermath, in recognition of the destruction caused by improper oil drilling, and how money and power can corrupt even those who love the land, the oil drillers and the geologist learn to work together.< name="all"/>


  • Susan Hayward as Cherokee Lansing
  • Robert Preston (actor) as Brad Brady
  • Pedro Armend├íriz as Jim Redbird
  • Lloyd Gough as Bruce Tanner
  • Chill Wills as Pinky Jimpson (narrator)
  • Ed Begley as John J. 'Johnny' Brady (as Edward Begley)
  • Jimmy Conlin as Homer Triplette
  • Roland Jack as Steve, Cherokee's ranch hand


The film recorded a loss of $746,099.< name="wagner"/>

See also

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Stuart Heisler
  • Academy Award
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Category:1949 films
Category:Films set in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Category:Films set in Oklahoma
Category:Films directed by Stuart Heisler
Category:Eagle-Lion Films films
Category:1940s drama films
Category:Films set in the 1920s

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