Oklahoma Crude

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1973

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Director:
Stanley Kramer
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG
Oklahoma Crude is a comic 1973 Western with a feminist twist from classic film director Stanley Kramer ("Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"). Independent Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway) owns a small land parcel with oil potential during the Oklahoma oil boom. She wants nothing to do with men, until the local oil company sends Hellman (Jack Palance) to make a grab land. Then she calls in her estranged father Cleon (John Mills) for some help. Cleon wants to make up for the mistakes he made during her childhood, but his choice of drifter Mason (George C. Scott) as a helping hand may spell her doom. Mason just wants to make his own deal. He tries to negotiate with Hellman behind the Doyles' backs, while also trying to find the woman underneath Lena's surly, man-hating exterior. This unusual tale of the Old West finds an intriguing balance between sexual politics, slapstick humor and romance.
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