I distinctly remember a charming scene in which H. W., dressed in his suit, explains the business of drilling very articulately to a little girl (perhaps the girl who grows up to be his wife). This was I thought besides charming also clever and even plausible -- a little kid who literally grew up among oil wells.

I am now watching again this movie on Showtime -- I have seen it many times now -- and I believe this scene has been cut. Am I right, does anyone else remember this scene?

If I am right about it being cut, that is a puzzling decision. I further think that more about the kid learning the business and maybe less about religion would have been an improvement.

Note: just saw a scene where H. W. talks to girl (it is whom he marries) and she asks about money but I remember more and he was wearing a suit.

  • I think I remember it too, yes.
    – Joachim
    Apr 25, 2019 at 9:47
  • @Joachim: The scene I saw last night was him talking to the girl about money in like a barn and that her father beats her for not praying comes up. No precocious drilling discussion beyond brief chat about how much her family might make.
    – releseabe
    Apr 26, 2019 at 2:50


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