Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mickey Rooney and Jack Carson make an offbeat but somehow endearing team in the comedy-adventure Magnificent Roughnecks. Set in South American, the story concerns the exploits of oilmen Frank Sommers (Rooney) and Bix Decker (Jack Carson). The two brawling buddies come to blows over the affections of pretty oil expert Jane Rivers (Nancy Gates), but eventually one of our heroes settles for down-to-earth waitress Julie (Jeff Donnell). It should surprise no one that the outcome of the plot hinges on Frank and Bix bringing in a gusher in the nick of time. Myron Healey is his usual sneaky self as a wildcatter who tries to sabotage the efforts of the two stars.
business, ego, employment, expert, foreman, help, love, love-triangle, oil, oil-field, oil-well, rival, wildcat [animal]