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Flaming Gold (1932)

The owners of World Wide Oil Company in New York City wires its field manager in Mexico to put a couple of wildcat independent drillers out of business. The manager puts one of his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Ince

Writers:

Malcolm Stuart Boylan (screenplay), John F. Goodrich (screenplay) (as John Goodrich) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Dan Manton (as Bill Boyd)
Pat O'Brien ... Ben Lear
Mae Clarke ... Claire Gordon
Rollo Lloyd ... Harry Banning
Helen Ware ... Tampico Tess Terrell
Robert McWade ... Bill Conway
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Storyline

The owners of World Wide Oil Company in New York City wires its field manager in Mexico to put a couple of wildcat independent drillers out of business. The manager puts one of his own wells on fire, hoping it will explode and burns out the intruders, but the wind shifts and World Wide's wells in the field are menaced. Dan Manton and Ben Lear are said to be the only men who can put out the flames, but they refuse World Wide's &5,000 offer to do so as they are miffed at the company for exploding their own single-shaft well. That wins the approval of saloon-keeper Tampico Tess Terrell who sends Dan and Ben to New York City to gets funds to re-start their drilling operation.There, Bill Conway, and old friend, stakes them and also provides Dan with a party girl that he marries. That causes complications galore. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oro en llamas See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edward McWade was reported in the cast in a contemporary newspaper, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Ben Lear: Three million guys in New York and you have to pick out Dan. He looked like big dough and you went after the money and you married him.
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Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played in the Cantina as dance music
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Wildcatters and the Woman
4 January 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This is one of those dramas of two oil wildcatters and one woman with a wicked past -- think Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and Hedy Lamar, and even if the three of them never appeared in anything exactly like that, you've got the idea. As a Pre-Code B movie starring William Boyd, Pat O'Brien & Mae Clarke, it's got some good actors for the era, but its short length and undoubtedly small budget limited the visual fireworks to an oil fire in the background and some good reaction shots by Boyd when he begins to suspect hanky-panky between his business partner, Mr. O'Brien and his wife, Mae Clarke.

I've seen Miss Clarke in most of her high-profile roles during this period. She has never bettered her short dialogue with Pat O'Brien that sets up the final confrontation in the movie.


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