Flowing Gold (1940)

Flowing Gold (1940)





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A tough, bitter fugitive's travels lead him to a grungy rundown oil town. There the transient is taken in by an oil-rigger who gives him a job working a well. They must work double-quick for the well's lease is due to expire. Unfortunately, they become so focused on striking oil quickly, they forget about safety and several men are hurt. Meanwhile the kindly crew boss and the fugitive vie for the affections of a life-hardened woman until tragedy strikes the supervisor. Suddenly the fugitive must take on the responsibility of reaching the oil. In so doing, he makes some important decisions about taking responsibility for his actions as well.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Warner Bros.


John Garfield
as Johnny Blake
Pat O'Brien
as Hap O'Connor
Frances Farmer
as Linda Chalmers
Jody Gilbert
as Willie
Raymond Walburn
as Wildcat Chalmers
Cliff Edwards
as Hot Rocks
Tom Kennedy
as Petunia
Jo Gilbert
as Willie
Granville Bates
as Charles Hammond
Edward Pawley
as Collins
Frank Mayo
as Mike Branigan
G. Pat Collins
as Workman
William Haade
as Workman
Dutch Hendrian
as Workman
Harry Strang
as Detective
Eddie Acuff
as Orchestra Leader
Lee Shumway
as Guard
John Alexander
as Sheriff
Philip Morris
as Salesman
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Audience Reviews for Flowing Gold


Run of the mill drama enhanced by Garfield's acting. O'Brien is his usual capable gruff self and the film isn't bad just something you've seen a million times before. Also of interest for the inclusion of the troubled ultimately tragic Frances Farmer as the female lead. The part doesn't challenge her but she is a charming engaging presence.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

This was not a major film at the time, but with John Garfield in it, it?s worth watching. Adding interest to it is the fascinating Frances Farmer. She is so hauntingly beautiful, and one cannot help but think of her tragic life. The story is pretty routine but it is well done and entertaining. Directed by Alfred E. Green.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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