Idiot’s Delight

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Gossip Friday: Not a Natural Hoofer

From January 1939: Clark Gable’s feet have been problem children ever since he can remember. “The jams they have gotten me into would fill a book,” he said. But from...

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{Photos} Idiot’s Delight (1939)

Let’s take a look at some of the photos from 1939’s Idiot’s Delight, infamously known as Clark’s singing and dancing picture. On the Set: Lots of divine publicity shots with...

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Nutshell Reviews: Saratoga (1937), Test Pilot (1938), Too Hot to Handle (1938) and Idiot’s Delight (1939)

In a Nutshell: Saratoga (1937) Directed by: Jack Conway Co-stars: Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel Synopsis: Gable is Duke Bradley, a bookie who acquires the...

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CMBA Movies of 1939 Blogathon: Idiot’s Delight

  Idiot’s Delight, one of those classic films where one might say, “What kind of a title is that?”, was based on a hit Broadway play starring Lynn Fontanne and...

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Gossip Friday: Two Left Feet

From January 1939: Clark Gable, attempting to master the art of tap dancing for his role in  “Idiot’s Delight”, doesn’t know an electrician hid on a high rafter of the...

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Gossip Friday: Snooping in the Dressing Room

  From Febraury 1939: It occured to us while we patiently waited in Clark Gable’s portable dressing room for Clark to finish a scene with Norma Shearer for “Idiot’s Delight”,...

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Spotlight on: Virginia Grey

To me, the saddest in the line-up is Virginia Grey. Virginia was a pretty blonde starlet who never reached her full potential as an actress. Her father worked for Mack...