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20 Mule Team Movie Poster

20 Mule Team (1940)

It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition. The only thing that will save the company is a new deposit of high grade Borax, and Skinner Bill Bragg has a pouch of it that he got from a dead prospector he buried on the road. Stag Roper knows the value of the strike could be worth millions, but he needs Bragg to find the prospector's claim so they can record it and become rich partners. While Roper has no intention of cutting Bragg in on the millions, he also has his eye on young Jean Johnson. Josie Johnson, Jean's mother, sees Roper as the scalawag he is, and that means trouble in Furnace Flat.

Directing:
  • Richard Thorpe

Writing:
  • Richard Maibaum
  • Cyril Hume
  • Edward E. Paramore Jr.

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-05-03
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 84
Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
Skinner Bill Bragg, an Alias of Ambrose Murphy
George Guhl
George Guhl
Doorman
Hank Bell
Hank Bell
First Barfly Counting Bill's Money
Douglas Fowley
Douglas Fowle...
Stag Roper
Leo Carrillo
Leo Carrillo
Piute Pete
Marjorie Rambeau
Marjorie Ramb...
Josie Johnson
Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
Jean Johnson
Noah Beery Jr.
Noah Beery Jr...
Mitch
Berton Churchill
Berton Church...
'Jackass' Brown
Arthur Hohl
Arthur Hohl
Salters
Clem Bevans
Clem Bevans
Chuckawalla
Charles Halton
Charles Halto...
Henry Adams
Minor Watson
Minor Watson
Marshal
Oscar O'Shea
Oscar O'Shea
Train Conductor
Lloyd Ingraham
Lloyd Ingraha...
Stockholder
Joseph E. Bernard
Joseph E. Ber...
Second Barfly Counting Bill's Money
Eddie Borden
Eddie Borden
Fifth Barfly Counting Bill's Money
Ed Brady
Ed Brady
Barfly at Table
George Chesebro
George Cheseb...
Worker
Mitchell Lewis
Mitchell Lewi...
Barfly at Bar
Jim Mason
Jim Mason
Third Barfly Counting Bill's Money
Eddy Waller
Eddy Waller
Horsecollar, the Bartender