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great buddy movie
- george snedker
great buddy movie with a fabulous cast the type of film as they say don't make them like that any more.great fun and hugely enjoyable.the biggest box office hit of the year of it's release 1940.
- Mr. Blandings
While this chronicling of the ups and downs and ups and (again) downs of the oil business can get frustrating and almost tedious at times, that is the point of the film. Greed, stupidity, and corruption go hand-in-hand with oil, and Gable plays the flawed character to the hilt. In fact, what makes this film worth watching at all is the powerhouse casting of a trio of exceptional talent - Gable, Tracy, and Colbert (although Claudette is slightly overshadowed and underused).
Boom Town (1940)
- Jay Higgins
A fine classic with a once in a lifetime cast. Any movie with Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr and Spencer Tracy has to be worth watching. Good MGM production, not a particularly original story, but it's done extremely well.
Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy are Fantastic!
Being a die hard Clark Gable fan and Gone with the Wind fanatic many of Clark Gables films have disappointed me but Boom Town is a great feel good movie about two best friends and their ups and downs in this great land of opportunity! Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamar are excellent in their rolls as Clark's wife and girlfriend respectively. This movie made me fall in love with Clark Gable all over again!
Long Live the King
Why was Gable the King? He wasn't mobbed up, he was American, a regular guy, an actor first, good for talkies, and people cared when he didn't wear a tee shirt. That checklist excludes all challengers. There also were no successors. The end of the trail for the American screen hero came in the Misfits. Ater that came the deluge of anti-heroes. Spencer Tracy, in his prime, gives up a run for a third consecutive Oscar to play Gable's buddy. Gable didn't need Oscars as much as he needed Tracy. Colbert, brings out the best in Tracy. LaMarr brings out the best in Gable in this impeccable MGM production.