Passed | | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.
The only film in which Claudette Colbert and Spencer Tracy appeared together.
Elizabeth Bartlett McMasters:
You go see the Murphy boys and you all sit around and lie a little bit to each other and have a good time, see? Only, just remember, you've got another wildcat waiting for you at home.
Big John McMasters: Oh, will I!
When Clark Gable rides the donkey at the rodeo he is holding a balloon. In the first wide shot the balloon is gone, but it reappears in the next close up.
[Opening title] This is the story of a hard driving breed of Americans - oil prospectors - "wildcatters". Made of the bone and blood of pioneers - men born of the lasting miracle that is America - they probed the Earth from early Pennsylvania to California's Kettleman Hills to bring forth America's greatest treasure, the life blood of today's world - oil!
Also available in a computer colorized version.