Boom Town

Directed by Jack Conway
1940    1h 59m    Not Rated
Drama, Adventure, Romance,
766%
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman. McMasters and Sand come to oil towns to get rich. Betsy comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead. Getting rich and losing it all teaches McMasters and Sand the value of personal ties.
Cast of Boom Town
  • Clark GableBig John McMasters
  • Spencer TracySquare John Sand
  • Claudette ColbertBetsy Bartlett
  • Hedy LamarrKaren Vanmeer
  • Frank MorganLuther Aldrich
  • Lionel AtwillHarry Compton
  • Chill WillsHarmony Jones
  • Marion MartinWhitey
  • Minna GombellSpanish Eva
  • Joe YuleEd Murphy
  • Horace MurphyTom Murphy
  • Marietta CantyMaid
  • Curt BoisFerdie the Tailor
  • Richard LaneAssistant D.A.
  • George LesseyJudge
  • Sara HadenMiss Barnes
  • Frank OrthBarber
  • Charles ColemanMcMasters' Butler
  • Nell CraigCompton's Secretary
  • Byron FoulgerGeologist
  • Harry HaydenArchitect
  • Eddy WallerHotel Desk Clerk in Burkburnett
  • Roy GordonMcCreery
  • Casey JohnsonLittle Jack
  • Baby QuintanillaBaby Jack
  • Frank McGlynn Sr.Deacon
  • Bess FlowersWorker in McMasters' Office (uncredited)
  • Barbara BedfordNurse (uncredited)
  • Hank BellHank - Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
  • Charles D. BrownU.S. Marshal Stebbins (uncredited)
  • Francis X. Bushman Jr.Man with Nitroglycerine (uncredited)
  • James ConatyMan Working in McMasters' Office (uncredited)
  • Dick CurtisHiring Boss (uncredited)
  • Helen DicksonMrs. Summers (uncredited)
  • James DimeTownsman (uncredited)
  • Eddie DunnWildcatter (uncredited)
  • Franklyn FarnumAlarmed Townsman (uncredited)
  • Pat FlahertyMan at Dice Table (uncredited)
  • Sam GarrettRider / Roper (uncredited)
  • George GuhlBaggage Man (uncredited)
  • Frank HagneyMan Abandoned by Whitey (uncredited)
  • William HalliganMcCreery's Associate #2 (uncredited)
  • John HamiltonMcMasters' Defense Attorney (uncredited)
  • Tom HanlonRacetrack Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
  • Holmes HerbertDoctor (uncredited)
  • Howard HickmanMcCreery's Associate #1 (uncredited)
  • Earle HodginsRodeo Barker (uncredited)
  • Shep HoughtonSaloon Brawler (uncredited)
  • Jack IngramOilman at Producers' Convention (uncredited)
  • Sheldon JettOil Man at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Robert Emmett KeaneOilman in New York (uncredited)
  • Mitchell LewisVenezuelan Foreman (uncredited)
  • Tom LondonSheriff Harris (uncredited)
  • Frank McLureMan in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
  • Carlotta MontiSaloon Hostess Fighting Whitey (uncredited)
  • Philip MorrisOil Man (uncredited)
  • John T. MurrayMr. Springtime (uncredited)
  • Wedgwood NowellOilman at Producers' Convention (uncredited)
  • Ted OliverMan Asking 4 Bits to Cross (uncredited)
  • Nestor PaivaVenezuelan Officer (uncredited)
  • Milton ParsonsAldrich's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Lee PhelpsMan Fighting Oil Fire (uncredited)
  • Henry RoquemoreMr. Summers (uncredited)
  • Larry SteersLawyer at Prosecution's Table (uncredited)
  • Bert StevensHotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
  • William TannenHotel Desk Clerk #1 (uncredited)
  • Harry WilsonTownsman (uncredited)
  • Tom WilsonMan in Saloon (uncredited)
  • Douglas WoodOil Man at New York Meeting (uncredited)
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