"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. ..."
1940 adventure film about two oil wildcatters
Boom Town (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cast and Crew
Clark GableBig John McMasters
Spencer TracyJonathan Sand
Boom Town (1940), 20 Jun 2006
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!)"
Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, 1940
Three scenes from the beginning of Boom Town