The Oil Raider (1934)

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"Wildcatter" Dave Warren and his crew are trying to bring in a new oil well. Dave gives troublemaker Simmons a good thrashing and orders him off the site. In order to complete drilling Dave... See full summary »



  • Gloria Shea in The Oil Raider (1934)
  • Buster Crabbe and Gloria Shea in The Oil Raider (1934)
  • Gloria Shea in The Oil Raider (1934)
  • Gloria Shea in The Oil Raider (1934)
  • Buster Crabbe in The Oil Raider (1934)
  • Tom London, Buster Crabbe, Emmett Vogan, and Max Wagner in The Oil Raider (1934)

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9 October 2014 | MartinHafer
| Not bad, though the ending is odd and makes little sense.
Larry 'Buster' Crabbe plays Dave, a 'wildcatter'. A wildcat is a term used for folks who go exploring for oil deposits--a rather high-risk but potentially very rewarding business. However, like many of the old wildcats, Dave isn't rich and needs an investor, Mr. Varley. Now you'd think Dave's only problem would be obtaining these finances, but there is a jerk-face named Simmons who gets himself fired...and he's determined to get revenge on Dave. Again and again, Simmons gets the snot beaten out of him whenever he attacks Dave. Ultimately, however, there is an evil plot that teams up Simmons with Varley--the guy who is supposedly helping Dave. What's next? Give it a look and see.

Up until the end, I might have given this agreeable B-movie a 6-- which isn't bad. However, the very ending really was done poorly-- with Dave suddenly forgiving and forgetting all about Varley's treachery! Odd to say the least.


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1 November 1934



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