The Wildcatter (1937)

Genres - Adventure  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Scott Colton, a good-looking young fellow whom Universal was grooming for stardom (unsuccessfully as it turned out) heads the cast of Wildcatter. Colton plays "Lucky" Conlon, who makes his living as a wildcat oil rigger, taking his young wife Helen (Jean Rogers) to wherever he can find work. Lucky falls under the spell of temptress Julia Frayne (Suzanne Kaaren), who arranges a job for our hero with her oil-magnate dad (Russell Hicks). The rest of the wildcatters resent this sort of favoritism and gang up on Lucky, who realizes at long last that he'll soon be "Unlucky" Conlon if he remains with Julia. Billed third as a corpulent oil worker named Smiley is Jack Smart, who as J. Scott Smart later starred on the radio series The Fat Man.



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