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Boom Town (1940)

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119 min | 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.
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John Lee Mahin (screen play) | James Edward Grant (based on a story by)
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$1,614,000
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Release date
Aug 30, 1940 (United States)

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Clark Gable
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Spencer Tracy
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Claudette Colbert
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Hedy Lamarr
Karen Vanmeer Karen Vanmeer   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
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Lionel Atwill
Harry Compton Harry Compton   See fewer
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Chill Wills
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Marion Martin
Whitey Whitey   See fewer
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Minna Gombell
Spanish Eva Spanish Eva   See fewer
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Joe Yule
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Horace Murphy
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Roy Gordon
McCreery McCreery   See fewer
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Richard Lane
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Casey Johnson
Little Jack Little Jack   See fewer
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Sara Haden
Miss Barnes Miss Barnes   See fewer
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Frank Orth
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Walter Bacon
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Barbara Bedford
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Hank Bell
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Lee Phelps
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7.1 / 10 | 2,806 votes