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Boom Town
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Boom Town 1940


This is one of the many entertaining pairings of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy; it's about two "wildcat" oil friends who become competitors and also get involved with two beautiful women, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr. Frank Morgan also figures prominently as a competitor and partner. Directed by Jack Conway, with a screenplay by John Lee Mahin (Captains Courageous (1937)) that was based on James Edward Grant's story, this adventure romance drama received Academy Award nominations for its B&W Cinematography and Special Effects. Lionel Atwill and Chill Wills also appear. (read more)

Directed By:
No image existsJack Conway
Starring:
No image existsClark Gable
No image existsSpencer Tracy
Claudette ColbertClaudette Colbert
No image existsHedy Lamarr

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Boom Town Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/4/2008)

This was the biggest film of the year for MGM in 1940. They used four of their biggest stars, any one of whom could have starred in their own films.

Clark Gable already had an Oscar for It Happened One Night, another nomination for Mutiny on the Bounty, and was nominated in the 1940 Academy Awards for Gone with the...

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