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.
Although M-G-M paid a high price for the services of Oscar winner Claudette Colbert, the studio's contracts with both Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy obligated them to bill both male stars above Colbert, who usually insisted upon top billing on any project. She accepted being billed third for the opportunity of working with Gable a second time after their first project together, It Happened One Night, won both of them Academy Awards.
I could use somebody to smoosh these candy politicians.
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.