Time was when you could call [...]
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 deed to the Brookdale horse ranch because the owner, Mr. Clayton (Jonathan Hale) owes him a lot of money. When Clayton [...]
In a Nutshell: Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Co-stars: Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, James Stewart
Synopsis: Gable is Van, “Jake”, or “V.S.” Stanhope, a publishing executive happily married to the elegant Linda (Loy). Tongues start wagging about Van and his beautiful secretary, Helen “Whitey” Wilson (Harlow), whom he [...]
In a Nutshell: China Seas (1935)
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Co-stars: Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Rosalind Russell, Lewis Stone
Synopsis: Gable is Alan Gaskell, a roguish captain of a ship that sails between Hong Kong and Shanghai. It’s established pretty early on that he’s been having some adult fun ashore with [...]
In a Nutshell: Red Dust (1932)
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Co-stars: Jean Harlow, Mary Astor, Gene Raymond
Synopsis: Gable is Dennis Carson, a rubber plantation owner in Indochina. His no-nonsense way of life is interrupted by the arrival of Lily, or “Vantine” (Harlow), a sassy prostitute from Saigon who is on [...]
Directed by: John Francis Dillon
Co-stars: Richard Barthelmess, Fay Wray
Synopsis: Barthelmess is Breckenridge Lee, a naive Southerner who comes to New York to be a newspaperman. It isn’t long before his innocence falls victim to gangsters, under the wing of tough guy Louis [...]
In the January 1935 issue of Hollywood magazine, they printed “Santa’s book” of good and bad points for film stars. So who’s getting what they wanted for Christmas and who is getting coal?
Good Points: For giving is It Happened One Night. Being always thoughtful of others. When a [...]
Since Clark and Carole were married 74 years ago this month, here’s one from November 1936:
London, of all places, has the cutest new betting game. They’re betting, over there, on whether or not certain film couples will marry! ! !
They’ve even [...]
From November 1935:
Reports were published that Miss Harlow declared a dislike for Gable, and that she openly stated she would never appear in another picture with him. Other printed items vouched that Clark replied: “My pet name for Miss Harlow cannot be printed.”
This month’s film is the 1953 jungle romance-adventure Mogambo.
The most interesting thing about this film is that it is a remake of Red Dust, with Clark reprising his role. What man could reprise the leading role of the jungle Lothario [...]
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