Daniel Plainview is a miner in New Mexico in 1898. One day, Daniel was mining and he fell into a shaft hole and broke his leg. He climbed out and traveled 4 miles for help. Four years later, Plainview learns that there is oil in Los Angeles. He creates a small drilling company there. One of Daniel's workers dies, and Daniel adopts his orphan child named H.W. Paul Sunday tells Daniel about a oil deposit under his property. Plainview agree's to buy the land for $5,000. Oil production begins soon after. One day, a visitor arrives at Daniels house. The visitor claims to be Daniel's half-brother Henry. Daniel welcomes the visitor into his house. Daniel begins to grow suspicious of Henry. He holds Henry at gunpoint, and Henry confesses that he is not Henry but a friend of Henry's. The imposter states that Henry died years earlier. Daniel kills him. Daniel must deal with the murder, the will of his estate to H.W., and the $5,000 he owes to Paul Sunday.
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Best part of story, including ending:
What I liked about this story was the unique setting of a early 1900's oil market.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when he fell in the well because it took a lot of will to get out.
Opinion about the main character:
What I like about Daniel was his drive and will to be a miner.
The review of this Movie prepared by Maggie Berberian