Wildcat

Wildcat

Director: Frank McDonald Cast: Richard Arlen, Arline Judge, William Frawley

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Overview

One of the most frequently revived of the Pine-Thomas productions of the 1940s, Wildcat is set amongst the oil fields of Oklahoma. With the help of his pal Chicopee Nevins (Elisha Cook Jr.), foresighted oil speculator Johnny Maverick (Richard Arlen) buys up a great deal of property in hopes of coming up with a gusher. Maverick's business practices are questionable to say the least, and as result he's constantly on the lookout for potential investors. After Nevins is killed in an accident, con artists Nan Deering (Arline Judge) and Oliver Westbrook (William Frawley) make a bid for Nevins' half of the business, with Nan posing as the dead partner's sister. Westbrook's business knowhow enables Maverick to finally arrive at the brink of success, but now he has a new obstacle to overcome: Villainous wildcatter Mike Rawlins (Larry "Buster" Crabbe), who has a bad habit of setting fire to his competition's oil wells. Some of the film's best scenes are at the beginning, as Maverick and Nevins try to charm an old woman into leasing her land to them by pretending to enjoy the lady's indigestable apple pies.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0885444727405
Original Release: 1942
Source: Film Detective
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 53,813

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Arlen Johnny Maverick
Arline Judge Nan Deering
William Frawley Oliver Westbrook
Larry "Buster" Crabbe Mike Rawlins
Arthur Hunnicutt "Watchfob" Jones
Elisha Cook "Chicopee" Nevins
Ralph Sanford "Grits" O'Malley
Alec Craig Joseph D. Campbell
John Dilson Gus Sloane
Will Wright Paw Smithers
Jessica Newcombe Maw Smithers
William Benedict Bud Smithers
William Hall Actor
Edward Keane Actor
Tom Kennedy Actor
Billy Nelson Actor
Fred E. Sherman Actor
John Fisher Actor

Technical Credits
Frank McDonald Director
Fred Jackman Cinematographer
Richard Murphy Screenwriter
William Pine Producer
Maxwell Shane Screenwriter
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
William C. Thomas Producer
William H. Ziegler Editor

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