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  • Approved
  • 1942
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • 5.6  (128)

Wildcat is a high-flying action-packed adventure film released in 1942 with Richard Arlen and Arline Judge in the lead roles. The movie is set amidst the American oil fields, where every individual is up in arms to make a fortune out of the black gold buried beneath the ground. A romantic drama, Wildcat sees Arlen playing the role of Johnny Maverick, an oil rigger, who is joined by the lovely Clair Dodd, played by Arline Judge in his quest for oil.

Johnny is sitting atop an oil well, hoping to strike oil when he finds Clair Dodd at his feet, having fallen down from an airplane. He rescues her, and Clair decides to take up a job with Johnny as a secretary. Little does she know that Johnny is as broke as he is, and there is no way to pay her.

Amidst the rugged terrain and warm surroundings, things take a sizzling turn between Johnny and Clair, who develop undeniably strong feelings for each other. However, there is a twist in the tale when Johnny's former partner arrives with the intention of sabotaging his operation.

The nail-biting climax finds Johnny defying his former partner and digging deep under the ground until he hits oil, becoming one of the few lucky ones to hit a massive oil reserve. The storyline weaves through several interesting subplots, assassination attempts, and air raid attacks to build a thrilling climax.

The lead actors, Richard Arlen and Arline Judge, deliver mesmerizing performances that make the audience root for their love story. Arlen's portrayal of Johnny Maverick is high-spirited, and his chemistry with Judge's Clair Dodd is electrifying. The ensemble cast featuring William Frawley as Pop, the wise old oil rigger, and John Miljan as the villainous Breezy doesn't fail to impress.

The movie's cinematography is breathtaking, capturing the beauty of the surrounding landscapes such as the mesas and the deserts. The film's production quality is top-notch, and the fight scenes are action-packed, filled with explosions and fisticuffs to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Wildcat's screenplay is well-written, having all the right elements of a classic action-romance; it tells the story of humanity's endless quest for wealth while highlighting the value of love as well. Its pacing is quick, with most episodes lasting just the right amount of time to not overstress the viewer. The direction is top-notch, ensuring that the movie never feels slow or dull but is always engaging.

To sum up, Wildcat is an absolute must-watch for fans of classic cinema, anyone who loves action movies or romantic dramas, or those who enjoy an exciting and engaging storyline. It is a thrilling and uplifting experience that is sure to enthrall audiences of all ages.

Wildcat is a 1942 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 10 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 10 min
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    5.6  (128)