20 Mule Team (1940)

05/03/1940 (US) Western 1h 24m
  • User



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.

  1. Richard Thorpe


  2. Cyril Hume


  3. Edward E. Paramore Jr.


  4. Richard Maibaum


  5. Robert C. DuSoe


  6. Owen Atkinson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Wallace Beery

    Wallace Beery

    Skinner Bill Bragg, an Alias of Ambrose Murphy

  2. Leo Carrillo

    Leo Carrillo

    Piute Pete

  3. Marjorie Rambeau

    Marjorie Rambeau

    Josie Johnson

  4. Anne Baxter

    Anne Baxter

    Jean Johnson

  5. Douglas Fowley

    Douglas Fowley

    Stag Roper

  6. Noah Beery Jr.

    Noah Beery Jr.


  7. Berton Churchill

    Berton Churchill

    'Jackass' Brown

  8. Arthur Hohl

    Arthur Hohl


  9. View More

Full Cast & Crew

No videos, backdrops or posters have been added to 20 Mule Team.

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


We're so close, yet so far.

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?