Most Popular "Boom Town" Titles
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1. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.
2. How the West Was Won (1962)
G | 164 min | Western
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
Votes: 15,860 | Gross: $46.50M
5. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
R | 120 min | Drama, Western
A gambler and a prostitute become business partners in a remote Old West mining town, and their enterprise thrives until a large corporation arrives on the scene.
6. The Hanging Tree (1959)
Not Rated | 107 min | Western
Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret.
7. The Claim (2000)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A prospector who sold his wife and infant daughter in exchange for a mining claim, tries desperately to win them back as he helps to build the Pacific Railroad with a group of pioneer friends.
Votes: 5,553 | Gross: $0.67M
8. Powder River (1953)
Approved | 78 min | Western
In 1875, ex-lawman Chino Bull becomes temporary town marshal when his gold prospecting partner is robbed and killed in Powder River country but Chino runs into the murderous Logan brothers.
9. The Alaskans (1959–1960)
60 min | Adventure
When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich. The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small ... See full summary »
10. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Western
Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.
12. Gran Casino (1947)
92 min | Drama, Musical
After the mysterious disappearance of an oil well owner, one of his workers, Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) assumes the business management. Soon, the owner's sister (Libertad Lamarque) arrives ... See full summary »
13. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »
Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.05M
14. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937)
Passed | 67 min | History, Romance, Western
A California mining camp is plagued by a series of murders. Four people come under suspicion for the killings and are run out of the camp. During a blizzard they take refuge in an isolated ... See full summary »
17. Uranium Boom (1956)
Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Drama
Deep in the badlands of Colorado, Brad (Dennis Morgan) and Grady (William Talman) stumble across a large deposit of uranium. As Grady watches over the treasure, Brad goes into town to claim... See full summary »
18. The Golden Trail (1940)
Approved | 52 min | Music, Western
The dangerous Ceegareet gang has control of Boom Town. No miner with rich diggings is safe from this murderous gang. Tex Roberts (Tex Ritter) and his pal Slim Hunkafeller (Slim Andrews) ... See full summary »
19. Diamond Jim: Skulduggery in Samantha (1965 TV Movie)
33 min | Western
Adventurer Diamond Jim Brady is hired by Enwright, a railroad company president, to ramrod his track through to a silver boomtown in Colorado by the required date. If Brady succeeds the ... See full summary »
22. Sunset in El Dorado (1945)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Music, Western
The story involves a rather odd flashback by Dale who is visiting El Dorado, home of her grandmother. She dreams about her grandmother's adventures including a romance with a cowboy who ... See full summary »
90 min | Documentary
The story of a strange ballad poem written in 1887 which became a unusual portrait on the barroom floor in a quaint former boomtown in Colorado and became the inspiration for one of the most performed modern American operas in history
26. Marshal of Cripple Creek (1947)
Passed | 56 min | Action, Crime, Western
The discovery of gold converts Cripple Creek into a boom town, and a wave of lawlessness follows. The town Marshal is murdered and Red Ryder, foreman of his aunt's ranch, is appointed to ... See full summary »
27. Twilight on the Prairie (1944)
Approved | 62 min | Musical, Western
The Buckaroos, cowboy musicians, are forced down at Little Lip, Texas, while flying to Hollywood to make their first movie. Band members Bucky, Phil, Jack, Chuck and Ginger find a "no ... See full summary »
28. Roaring Guns (1944)
Passed | 19 min | Short, Action, Adventure
Farmers take up arms against miners whose high water pressure mining operations are destroying their farms with mud and water runoff.
29. Lure of the Yukon (1924)
Passed | 65 min | Action, Romance, Western
A story of the Alaskan gold-rush days, filmed in Alaska, finds Bob Force (Buddy Roosevelt, as Kent Sanderson) saving the heroine, Sue McCraig (Eva Novak), and her holdings from the clutches... See full summary »
The Tall Man (1960–1962)
Garrett and the Kid
30 min | Western
Pat Garrett, Lincoln County's newest deputy sheriff, rides into a gold mining boomtown and discovers the town, including its marshal, are owned by a crooked saloon owner who can literally ... See full summary »
American Experience (1988– )
TV-PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History
SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley.
Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1959)
30 min | Family, Western
The rangers pursue gunmen who have stolen $30,000 from a uranium boomtown's bank. They are aided in their pursuit by a down-on-his-luck prospector.
Wild West Tech (2003–2005)
TV-G | Documentary, History, Western
Although their remoteness limited the resources available in western towns, the resources they did have tended to be as modern as cities in the east. This program reviews the most critical technologies to western towns economic survival.