Mideast oil is declared the greatest prize in history, but a prize not easily won. Participants and historians discuss the wooing of Saudi Arabia's Ibn Saud, the creation of Aramco, and the postwar reality that petroleum is political.

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Peter Bate

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Donald Sutherland ... Narrator (voice)
Daniel Yergin Daniel Yergin ... Himself - Author, The Prize
Mike Ameen Mike Ameen ... Himself - Former Executive, Aramco
Irvine A. Anderson Irvine A. Anderson ... Himself - Business Historian
Jack Blum Jack Blum ... Himself - Energy Lawyer (as Jack A. Blum)
Simon Bromley Simon Bromley ... Himself - Lecturer in Politics, Leeds University
Eric Drake Eric Drake ... Himself - Retired Chairman, B.P. (as Sir Eric Drake CBE DL)
Hermann Frederick Eilts Hermann Frederick Eilts ... Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia 1965-70
Gwin Follis Gwin Follis ... Himself - Former Chairman, Standard Oil of California
Robert Lacey Robert Lacey ... Himself - Author, The Kingdom: Arabia and the House of Saud
Harry J. Mayhorn Harry J. Mayhorn ... Himself - Aramco Representative on Royal Tour
George C. McGhee George C. McGhee ... Himself - Asst. Secretary of State, Near Eastern Affairs 1949-51
David S. Painter David S. Painter ... Himself - School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Joseph A. Pratt Joseph A. Pratt ... Himself - Business Historian, Houston University
Les Snyder Les Snyder ... Himself - Former Executive, Aramco
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Mideast oil is declared the greatest prize in history, but a prize not easily won. Participants and historians discuss the wooing of Saudi Arabia's Ibn Saud, the creation of Aramco, and the postwar reality that petroleum is political.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

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