Uranium Boom

Uranium Boom is a 1956 American adventure film directed by William Castle and starring Dennis Morgan and Patricia Medina.[1][2]

Uranium Boom
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Castle
Written byGeorge W. George
Produced bySam Katzman
StarringDennis Morgan
Patricia Medina
William Talman
CinematographyFred Jackman, Jr.
Edited byEdwin H. Bryant
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • March 2, 1956 (1956-03-02)
Running time
67 min.
CountryUnited States


Becoming mining partners after first getting into a fistfight, two men strike uranium pay dirt in remote Colorado. Grady (William Talman) guards the claim while Brad (Dennis Morgan) returns to town to register their find. Unfortunately, Brad is distracted by a young beautiful woman from Denver and quickly marries her, before he realizes she has a past with his partner, who doesn't take the news well.

Vowing to ruin Brad any way he can, Grady begins by giving his half-share of the mine to Jean Williams (Patricia Medina), his former sweetheart, in an attempt to win her back. When that fails, Grady spreads a rumor that the railroad is erecting a spur near the uranium mine. The greed-driven Brad sinks all his money into preparing for the train, then ends up broke when he discovers the truth.

But when he realizes Jean won't leave Brad no matter what, Grady shrugs it off and agrees to become partners with him once again.



The Los Angeles Times said the cast "prove themselves good troupers in the melodramatic situations."[3]


  1. ^ URANIUM BOOM Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 23, Iss. 264, (Jan 1, 1956): 93.
  2. ^ Castle, William (1976). Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America. Putnam. p. 126.
  3. ^ Jane Russell and Wilde Do Stunts Romany Style Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times 8 Mar 1956: B11.

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