Oklahoma Crude (film)

Oklahoma Crude

Theatrical poster by Howard Terpning
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Written by Marc Norman
Starring George C. Scott
Faye Dunaway
John Mills
Music by Henry Mancini
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Edited by Folmar Blangsted
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 3, 1973 (1973-07-03)
Running time
108 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,500,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Oklahoma Crude is a 1973 American drama Metrocolor film directed by Stanley Kramer in Panavision. It stars George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway.[2] It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where Kramer won the Golden Prize for Direction.[3] The song "Send a Little Love My Way", sung by Anne Murray, was featured in the film and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1973.[4]


Set in the early 20th century, the film is about a lone woman, Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway) who finds herself threatened by tough businessmen who want to take her land which possesses shares of crude oil. Rather than settle and sell the land she rightfully owns, Lena decides to fight and to do this, she asks for the help of her father (John Mills) and a hired gun named Mason (George C. Scott).


See also


  1. "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 19
  2. http://allmovie.com/work/oklahoma-crude-36106
  3. "8th Moscow International Film Festival (1973)". MIFF. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  4. Golden Globe Awards Retrieved August 16, 2013
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