Boom Town

directed by Jack Conway
Category: "Drama"
Year of Release:1940
Date Added:08/27/2009
Date Watched:08/27/2009
Description:John McMasters (Clark Gable) and John Sands (Spencer Tracy) meet as young men on the oil fields of Oklahoma. The partner up and get rich when they strike oil. But when McMasters marries Elizabeth (Claudette Colbert) things get frosty. The two men split up and get back together several times as they gain and lose fortunes. McMasters takes his business to New York where he meets Karen (Hedy Lamarr) and has an affair. Sands finds out about it and arranges a confrontation. McMasters is arrested for monopoly, but Sands testifies at his trial. McMasters goes back to Elizabeth and the two men, once again broke, partner up and start again.
My Rating:6

Reviews for Boom Town

Review - Boom Town

One of those old-fashioned rollicking epics that are supposed to paint a portrait of a particular time in history but really just make the characters plastic and the story unbelievable. The acting was OK, the plot just didn't live up to them.

And Claudette Colbert over Hedy Lamarr? No way.
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