Strike It Rich (1948)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wildcatters in search of a gusher during the late 1920s provide the basis of this comedy-drama that centers on a rambunctious trio of men. When not drinking and fighting, the three are enthusiastically drilling for black gold. The trouble begins when one of the wildcatters grows dissatisfied with their lifestyle and quits so he can be with his new wife. Unfortunately for him, soon after he leaves, the other two find their gusher and become filthy rich. The impoverished quitter, is envious and begins looking for an obscure law that will force his pals to share. His wife is disgusted by his greed and takes off until he settles down. In the end, the fellow does come around and ends up helping another hopeful group of independent drillers.

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friendship, success, family, fortune [wealth], greed, jealousy, oil, partner, wildcat [animal]