Boom Town (1940)

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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

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  • Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy in Boom Town (1940)
  • Clark Gable in Boom Town (1940)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Boom Town (1940)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Boom Town (1940)
  • Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy in Boom Town (1940)
  • Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr in Boom Town (1940)

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12 August 2011 | birdeyes304
Wonderful movie
My mother grew up in the East Texas oil boom in 1935. This film closely resembles Kilgore Texas. My whole family has been in the business since the early 40's. My father was burned in an oil field explosion and recovered. The film was done well, showing all of the hard work men endured in the fields. This movie is true and correct showing the hardships of the life in the business, from being dirt poor to having the finer things in life. All of the actor's in this movie closely resemble people we have dealt with over the years. I also enjoyed seeing this move in black and white as it focused on the story line rather than a big color feature. I will definitely watch this move again as it brings home the people that risked there lives to bring a product to the people at the beginning of the industrial age with romance and a little humor. I would recommend it to anyone.

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