To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tulsa (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byStuart Heisler
Written byCurtis Kenyon
Frank S. Nugent
Richard Wormser (story)
Produced byWalter Wanger
Edward Lasker
StarringSusan Hayward
Robert Preston
Pedro Armendáriz
Narrated byChill Wills
CinematographyWinton C. Hoch
Edited byTerry O. Morse
Music byFrank Skinner
Color processTechnicolor
Walter Wanger Productions
Distributed byEagle-Lion films
Release dates
  • April 13, 1949 (1949-04-13) (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • May 26, 1949 (1949-05-26) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2,340,336[1]

Tulsa is a 1949 American Western action film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Susan Hayward and Robert Preston, and featured Lloyd Gough, Chill Wills (as the narrator), and Ed Begley in one of his earliest film roles, billed as Edward Begley.

The film's plot revolves around greed, conservation, and romance.[2] It was nominated for an Oscar for its special effects at the 22nd Academy Awards in 1950.


The film tells a story about the Tulsa, Oklahoma oil boom of the 1920s and details how obsession with accumulating wealth and power can tend to corrupt moral character.[2] The tale begins with the death of rancher Nelse Lansing, who is killed by an oil well blowout while visiting Tanner Petroleum to report that pollution from Tanner's oil production has killed some of Lansing's cattle.[3] Lansing's daughter, Cherokee, initially in an effort to punish Tanner for her father's death, acquires drilling rights on her land; she meets Brad Brady, a geologist who wants drilling to be limited in order to minimize oil field depletion and to preserve the area's grasslands.[3]

Jim Redbird is a native American who has long been drawn to Cherokee and upon being persuaded by Brady that cattle men can live and work alongside oil men, buys into her oil business and becomes wealthy. As Cherokee succumbs to power and greed and partners with the ruthless Tanner, Jim renounces his holdings. Overcome with anger after a humiliating meeting with Tanner, Cherokee and some of their legal and governmental associates, Jim accidentally starts a fire in a derrick trailing pool. The film received its Oscar nomination[2] for the resulting extravagant scenes of the rampaging flames. 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 vow to start over and to ensure conservation is their top priority.[2]



The film earned an estimated $1.6 million in the US.[4] It recorded a loss of $746,099.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p444
  2. ^ a b c d Tulsa Plot Synopsis (accessed June 7, 2010).
  3. ^ a b Tulsa (1949) Synopsis (accessed June 7, 2010).
  4. ^ "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. January 4, 1950. p. 59.

External links

This page was last edited on 22 October 2021, at 19:56
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.