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Flowing Gold

1940 1h 22m Adventure List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Fleeing a trumped-up murder charge, Johnny Blake (John Garfield) travels from one oil field to another in search of work, always moving to escape the long arm of the law. When he meets foreman Hap O'Connor (Pat O'Brien), Blake manages to save his life from a disgruntled former employee, thereby compelling O'Connor to hire him. Their arrangement works well -- until a love triangle forms with the beautiful Linda Chalmers (Frances Farmer), and a bar fight alerts the cops to Blake's whereabouts. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Harvey 48 Hills There are very funny scenes as the Briskows go Beverly Hillbillies, plus a climax that’s all fire and flood. Jul 18, 2023 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews One of the poorer John Garfield movies. Rated: B- Feb 26, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member 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. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member reminded me of MGM's 'boom town" Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member great 2 see the real frances farmer-quite a good actor Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Fleeing a trumped-up murder charge, Johnny Blake (John Garfield) travels from one oil field to another in search of work, always moving to escape the long arm of the law. When he meets foreman Hap O'Connor (Pat O'Brien), Blake manages to save his life from a disgruntled former employee, thereby compelling O'Connor to hire him. Their arrangement works well -- until a love triangle forms with the beautiful Linda Chalmers (Frances Farmer), and a bar fight alerts the cops to Blake's whereabouts.
Director
Alfred E. Green
Producer
Jack L. Warner
Screenwriter
Kenneth Gamet
Production Co
Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 10, 2014
Runtime
1h 22m