Boom Town Poster

Release Date: 1940

DVD Release Date: June 20th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Two rogue Texas oil men, "Big John" McMasters (Clark Gable) and "Square John" Sand (Spencer Tracy), drill oil wells in fields where there is no known oil. These wildcatters team up with a local drilling equipment owner, Luther Aldrich (Frank Morgan), and strike it rich -- but the ups and downs of the oil business, the whims of South American politics, and the love of Elizabeth "Betsy" Bartlett (Claudette Colbert) threaten to tear the two friends apart.

Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill, Chill Wills, Marion Martin

Director: Jack Conway

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Love, Rivalry, Emotional, 1930s, Rise, Transformation, Love interest, Engaging


Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Special Effects