Boom Town

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

Categories: Adventure, Drama, Romance
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-08-30
Run time: 119 minute / 1:59
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $9,172,000
Director: Jack Conway
Writer: John Lee Mahin
Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Country: United States of America



Clark Gable
as Big John McMasters
Spencer Tracy
as Square John Sand
Claudette Colbert
as Betsy Bartlett
Hedy Lamarr
as Karen Vanmeer
Frank Morgan
as Luther Aldrich
Lionel Atwill
as Harry Compton
Chill Wills
as Harmony Jones
Bess Flowers
as Worker in McMasters' New York Office
Marion Martin
as Whitey
Minna Gombell
as Spanish Eva
Sara Haden
as Miss Barnes
Joe Yule
as Ed Murphy
Horace Murphy
as Tom Murphy
Marietta Canty
as Maid
Curt Bois
as Ferdie the Tailor
Richard Lane
as Assistant D.A.
George Lessey
as Judge
Frank Orth
as Barber
John Hamilton
as Defense Attorney
Charles Coleman
as McMasters' Butler
Nell Craig
as Compton's Secretary
Byron Foulger
as Geologist
Harry Hayden
as Architect
Eddy Waller
as Hotel Desk Clerk in Burkburnett
Roy Gordon
as McCreery
Casey Johnson
as Little Jack
Baby Quintanilla
as Baby Jack
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Deacon
Barbara Bedford
as Nurse (uncredited)
Hank Bell
as Hank - Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Charles D. Brown
as U.S. Marshal Stebbins (uncredited)
Francis X. Bushman Jr.
as Man with Nitroglycerine (uncredited)
Marietta Canty
as Karen's Maid (uncredited)
Charles Coleman
as Parker - McMasters' Butler (uncredited)
James Conaty
as Man Working in McMasters' Office (uncredited)
Dick Curtis
as Hiring Boss (uncredited)
Helen Dickson
as Mrs. Summers (uncredited)
James Dime
as Townsman (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn
as Wildcatter (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
as Alarmed Townsman (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
as Man at Dice Table (uncredited)
Sam Garrett
as Rider / Roper (uncredited)
George Guhl
as Baggage Man (uncredited)
Frank Hagney
as Man Abandoned by Whitey (uncredited)
William Halligan
as McCreery's Associate #2 (uncredited)
John Hamilton
as McMasters' Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Tom Hanlon
as Racetrack Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Hayden
as Smith - the Architect (uncredited)
Holmes Herbert
as Doctor (uncredited)
Howard Hickman
as McCreery's Associate #1 (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins
as Rodeo Barker (uncredited)
Shep Houghton
as Saloon Brawler (uncredited)
Jack Ingram
as Oilman at Producers' Convention (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett
as Oil Man at Meeting (uncredited)
Robert Emmett Keane
as Oilman in New York (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis
as Venezuelan Foreman (uncredited)
Tom London
as Sheriff Harris (uncredited)
Frank McLure
as Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Carlotta Monti
as Saloon Hostess Fighting Whitey (uncredited)
Philip Morris
as Oil Man (uncredited)
John T. Murray
as Mr. Springtime (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell
as Oilman at Producers' Convention (uncredited)
Ted Oliver
as Man Asking 4 Bits to Cross (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva
as Venezuelan Officer (uncredited)
Milton Parsons
as Aldrich's Assistant (uncredited)
Lee Phelps
as Man Fighting Oil Fire (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore
as Mr. Summers (uncredited)
Larry Steers
as Lawyer at Prosecution's Table (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
William Tannen
as Hotel Desk Clerk #1 (uncredited)
Eddy Waller
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Wilson
as Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Wilson
as Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Douglas Wood
as Oil Man at New York Meeting (uncredited)
Franz Waxman Original Music Composer

Costume & Make-Up
Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist

Harold Rosson Director of Photography

Blanche Sewell Editor

Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Adrian Costume Designer

Sam Zimbalist Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Gile Steele Costumer

Douglas Shearer Sound Recordist

John Lee Mahin Screenplay

A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects

James Edward Grant Story

Jack Conway Director

John Hoffman Special Effects

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