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The Luck of Roaring Camp (1937)

When the miners of Roaring Camp become Godfathers to a motherless baby, they name the boy Luck and promise to set aside money for him from their diggings. But when they strike it rich the ... See full summary »

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Don Oakhurst
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Yuba Bill (as Robert Kortman)
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When the miners of Roaring Camp become Godfathers to a motherless baby, they name the boy Luck and promise to set aside money for him from their diggings. But when they strike it rich the money is gambled away instead. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Greedy men and bold women clutching for gold...and love! (original ad) See more »

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Adventure | Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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17 November 1937 (USA)  »

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Estrelas do Norte  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial USA telecast Monday 12 January 1942 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). After WWII, television viewers in New York City got their next look at it Monday 26 June 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre o WPIX (Channel 11), and in Los Angeles Monday 28 August 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Version of The Luck of Roaring Camp (1982) See more »

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A Lucky Find
10 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not the usual clichéd western. There are no singing cowboys, no range wars, no trick riding. This is not a great movie, but of its era, it is pretty good.

(Don't miss the animated Monogram logo at the beginning of the movie. I had not seen it before in its art-deco-y futuristic glory.)

An orphaned baby changes the townsfolk of a rough mining town--all men--and some lives are changed forever. A little bit later, gold is found in the area, and people change even more, and not always for the good.

This is not the movie that will change your life, but I think you will remember it.


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