The Oily American (1954)

  |  Family, Animation, Short


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Moe Hican, an Indian, has struck it rich. Oil has been found on his property, and he now owns an estate with oil rigs everywhere. Even the fountain spouts oil! His mansion is as uppercrust ... See full summary »


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16 November 2008 | lee_eisenberg
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| US hubris represented by an Indian
"The Oily American" could have easily been a Road Runner-Wile E. Coyote cartoon, except that the embarrassment affects a different character. American Indian Moe Hican, in the oil business, is going for his daily hunt, and everything backfires on his increasingly frustrated butler (as opposed the the Indian, which would have been exactly like the aforementioned cartoons).

Of course, I can't think of petroleum without thinking of everything that's happened in the world during the past few years, much of it relating to control of the oil supply. Hopefully Barack Obama's election and coming inauguration will change things.

Anyway, really funny. And I'm not resigning from reviewing movies.

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Release Date:

10 July 1954

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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