Tulsa Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline


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.

Release date: May 26, 1949
Production Company: Eagle-Lion
Box Office Collection:
Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama

Tulsa Caste and Crew
Director: Stuart Heisler,Stuart Hiesler
writer: Frank S. Nugent,Curtis Kenyon
Susan Hayward,Robert Preston,Pedro Armendáriz,Chill Wills,Harry Shannon,Ed Begley Sr.,Jimmy Conlin,Paul E. Burns,Lloyd Gough,Roland Jack,Chief Yowlachie,Pierre Watkin,Lane Chandler,Tom Dugan,Lola Albright,Iron Eyes Cody,Dick Wessel,John Dehner,Selmer Jackson,Tom Browne Henry,Larry Keating,Joseph Crehan,Selmar Jackson,Thomas Browne Henry,Nolan Leary,Fred Graham,Charles D. Brown