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Spindletop: Texas’ First Oil Gushers
Identifier: dv_00143
Title: Spindletop: Texas’ First Oil Gushers
Description: Produced movie for the second season of the television series "The Cavalcade of America," presented by the DuPont Company. The movie dramatizes the life of Anthony Francis Lucas, from meeting his wife Caroline Weed Fitzgerald to bringing in the Spindletop oilfield. It is followed by a segment with Larry Livingston of DuPont, presenting the chemical-resistant fiber, Polytetrafluoroethylene, nicknamed "Dragon Fur," which would become known as Teflon. Black and white picture with sound. Produced through the facilities of Flying A Pictures. Cast not listed in dc.Contributor field: Andrews, Stanley (Actor: Mr. Guffey); Mustin, Burt (Actor: Mr. Galey); Gaines, Richard (Actor: Dr. Hayes); Gaige, Russell (Bank President); Eyer, Richard (Actor: Anthony Lucas, Jr.); Erwin, Coulter (Actor: Mr. Eldridge); Alcaide, Chris (Actor: Oil Helper); McEvoy, Renny (Actor: Clerk); Wollner, Anthony (Supervising Film Editor); Wheeler, Jack (Film Editor); Gray, Louis (Production Supervisor); Sullivan, James (Art Director); Orr, Stanley W. (Makeup); Bachler, Richard (Costumer); Gandaubert, Charles C. (Technical Advisor, General Petroleum Corp.); Glen Glenn Sound Company, (Sound); SHA Film Production. Writing on canister reads "132." Label inside canister: "Mobil Film Library, Film Number: File Copy, 29." Writing on leader: "First [Test?] Cut, Cavalade of America 402 Reel 3, ’Spindletop’, Flying "A" Production, DuPont Cavalcade, Flying A #402."
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
Date: 1954
Creator: Walker, Robert G. (Director)
Contributor: Miller, Winston (Teleplay); Schaefer, Armand (Producer); Bishop, William (Actor: Captain Anthony Lucas); Hale, Nancy (Actor: Caroline Fitzgerald); Bradford, William (Director of Photography); Cooke, Glenn (Assistant Director)
Source: ExxonMobil Historical Collection
Publisher: E.I. duPont de Nemours & Company
Rights: Please contact the Briscoe Center for further information regarding the use of this material.
Box: 2.227W/093 [LSF]
Format: Film negative
Size: 16mm
Duration: 29 minutes, 25 seconds