Blowing Wild

Blowing Wild is a 1953 American drama film directed by Hugo Fregonese and starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Anthony Quinn. It was written by Philip Yordan. The story revolves around a love triangle set in Mexico's oilfields, where bandits are still active. Ruth Roman also stars and adds to the romantic entanglements.


After the bandit El Gavilan and his men blow up their South American oil rig, broke wildcatters Jeff Dawson and "Dutch" Peterson head back to town, looking for work. Sal Donnelly, an American down on her luck, tries to use her charms to get Jeff to buy her a ticket to get home; Jeff offers his oil lease as payment, but the ticket taker shows him a fistful of leases he already has.