A storm of excitement swirls around James Stewart (Broken Arrow, Rear Window) in this dynamic tale of adventurous wildcatters searching for black gold in the Gulf of Mexico. Dan Duryea (Foxfire) teams with Stewart as a pair of oil prospectors who must stand up to devastating hurricanes, dangerous love affairs and a hostile town of Cajun fishermen to strike pay dirt. The alluring Joanne Dru (Red River) co-stars as a Louisiana firebrand who fears Stewart’s exploration will destroy her way of life, but can’t help the attraction she feels for the magnetic fortune seeker. The great Anthony Mann (Bend of the River, Man of the West) directed this explosive adventure yarn with top-notch cinematography by William H. Daniels (Woman in Hiding). The sterling cast includes Gilbert Roland (The Bullfighter and the Lady), Jay C. Flippen (Man Without a Star) and Harry Morgan (The Ox-Bow Incident).