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Boom Town (1940)

Adventure | 119 minutes
3,04 25 votes

Genre: Adventure / Drama

Duration: 119 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Jack Conway

Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Claudette Colbert

IMDb score: 7,0 (3.808)

Releasedate: 30 August 1940

Boom Town plot

"Where Men Are Rough And Tough . . . And Like Their Women The Same Way !"

Messrs McMasters and Sand head west to get rich from oil, Betsey heads west to marry her beloved lord Sand. She eventually marries McMasters. Getting rich and then losing it all teaches the two men the value of personal relationships.

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Big John McMasters

Square John Sand

Betsy Bartlett

Karen Vanmeer

Luther Aldrich

Harry Compton

Harmony Jones

Spanish Eva

Ed Murphy

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avatar van BBarbie


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Nice oldie, which mainly depends on its star cast. There are so many films in which Hedy Lamarr makes a good impression. Nice to know that in addition to being a particularly handsome film star, Lamarr is also the clever inventor of so-called frequency hopping, a technique that is still used today in digital communication techniques such as GPS and mobile phone.

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avatar van Movsin


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Not exactly to act enthusiastically, but fortunately there is the duo Gable-Tracy who in this film about becoming rich today, poor again tomorrow, rich again the day after tomorrow... keeps the film in the middle bracket.

Quite clichéd and we have known for a long time that the Americans are generous people, even in romance, and it is clear that the film weakens towards the end.

Hedy Lamar, Claudette Colbert... pure nostalgia, because they were stars whose photos could always be found between the tinfoil and the wrapper of the chocolate bars ("Jacques", I believe.)

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avatar van clubsport


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Gable the playboy and Tracy the more or less moral knight who ultimately has to keep him on the right path, actually that is somewhat the main plot around which the film revolves, the setting is a bit of an afterthought but beautiful.

The fire scene on the oil platform is very spectacular.

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