1940 adventure film about two oil wildcatters

Reference

Boom Town (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Boom Town is a 1940 adventure drama Hollywood film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, and Frank Morgan. A story written by James Edward Grant in Cosmopolitan magazine titled 'A Lady Comes to Burkburnett' provided the inspiration for the film. ..."

Cast and Crew

Clark GableBig John McMasters
Spencer TracyJonathan Sand

Video Products

Boom Town (1940), 20 Jun 2006

Reviews

Boom Town (1940), by Stephen W. Carson
"A marvelous and fun ode to entrepreneurship starring Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy as two wildcatters that take wild risks hunting for oil in 1918 Texas. Risk, capital and entrepreneurial insight are all portrayed wonderfully. The cherry on top is when competitors invoke the Sherman Antitrust Act to go after a company they can't defeat fair and square in the marketplace (imagine that!)"

Videos


Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, 1940
Three scenes from the beginning of Boom Town