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There you are. One dollar.
Big oil strike in California. Read all about it.
Read all about it for 2 bits.
Big oil strike in California.
There's a plenty big one here, bub.
Yeah, if I could only get me a string...
...of equipment, I got a piece
of ground that's a honey.
You got ground? You got ground.
Here, take a look at the core
from my lease.
Smell it. Down 800 feet
and run out of pipe.
Well, if it's pipe and tools you need,
Luther Aldrich? Where?
Where is he? Wh...?
Hey, 6 bits, please. Thanks.
Get around the side of me, fella, will you?
- Come on, I'm getting out here.
- Come on, mule.
Hello, Luther, old boy. Well, I haven't
seen you since the Kansas boom.
- I don't think I quite...
- We made a lot of money there, didn't we?
- Sand. John Sand? You remember me.
- Sand? I don't think I...
I'm spudding in my first well down here.
I'm going down about 1700 feet...
...so I'll need quite a lot of equipment.
- Oh, equipment?
Yes. Mr. Sand, of course.
Well, come right over here.
What section are you thinking of drilling?
Well, my lease is in a new section
- Thirty miles. A wildcat, huh?
- Some fellas might call it that.
Casing tools and lumber...
...will cost you about $ 7000 in cash.
- That's fine.
That's fine, fine. We'll just carry that
in an open account against my name...
...and then when the well comes in...
- I thought so, another deadbeat.
- These boomtowns reek with larceny.
- I may be down to my last couple bucks...
...but do you think I'd do it
if I didn't think there was oil?
You're an oil man, aren't you?
All oil men are crazy.
I've been swindled and hijacked
and I'm practically naked.
Mr. Aldrich, there's a million dollars in this.
Now, you know me.
I don't know you.
I don't know why I said I did.
What do people think I am, a good fairy?
Hey, brother. Four bits if you want to cross.
Or take it the hard way.
That's the way I take everything else.
Shorty, do you mind backing up
and letting me by?
Yeah, I do mind. Suppose you back up.
And don't call me Shorty.
Shorty or sonny,
what difference does it make?
You know, you're liable to get all muddy
if you don't put it in reverse.
- Move over, bud.
- I'm wearing Justin Boots with 4-inch heels.
They'll sure make big dents
in that little frame of yours.
Stop, or I'll shoot.
Put that six-shooter down.
I'm John McMasters.
And I got no time to start now.
Nice shooting, Harmony.
Right above the nose.
Sorry his nose was so close to you,
What did he do to you? Talk back?
No, nothing personal. Just, he's been
around hijacking tools and equipment.
Hijacking? Yeah, that's bad business.
Ain't it awful?
I was just trying to arrest him.
Why can't folks be more law-abiding?
I'll go home and won't sleep good
I guess he will.
Hey, what do you...? John.
Hi, Evie. How's my
barrel of sweet Spanish crude?
Where you been hiding, honey?
Hey, what happened?
You jump out a window?
You know I wouldn't
turn my back on a lady.
- Hi, Larry.
- Hi, John.
- You been holding out on me.
- You ain't been around.
She just come over from New Orleans.
Lots of laughs.
Never been away from home.
Hey, 50 bucks. You'll spoil the kid.
You can't spoil baby lamb.
Besides, I got 800 in my poke.
Just brought in a gusher
for old man Wilson.
I'm here for laughs
and checking out in the morning.
You darn prairie jack.
Where you hopping to now?
I hear they brought in a big wildcat
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