In a Nutshell: Honky Tonk (1941)
Directed by: Jack Conway
Co-stars: Lana Turner, Frank Morgan
Synopsis: Gable is fugitive con artist Candy Johnson, who stumbles upon the small town of Yellow Creek while on the run. He quickly takes advantage of the town’s lack of law and order. He also steals the heart [...]
This month, as Movie of the Month as well as my submission to the Classic Movie Blog Association’s Film of the 1940′s Blogathon, the focus is on 1942′s Somewhere I’ll Find You.
Clark Gable is Jonny Walker and Robert Sterling [...]
This month, it’s Clark Gable conning and scamming a small town as a ruthless gambler in Honky Tonk.
Clark is fugitive con artist Candy Johnson, who stumbles upon the small town of Yellow Creek while on the run. He quickly takes advantage of the town’s lack of [...]
Clark Gable reigned as the King of the MGM lot for 23 years. He felt safe on that big lot, protected by their scripts and directors and the familiar faces. Never very confident in his acting ability, his home playing field gave him the confidence he needed (although, ironically, two of his three [...]
Since the Oscars are this weekend….
Famed classic Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper picks out her own “Superlative Academy Awards,” from March 1941 (I agree with the first one, anyway!):
Best all-around man in Hollywood: Clark Gable, because he has more reality and virility than any [...]
Clark Gable has been linked to a lot of women. Pretty much every co-star he ever had in the 1930′s was labeled as his off-screen romance too. Sometimes, in the case of Joan Crawford or Elizabeth Allan, it was true. Other times, in the case of Myrna [...]
Clark Gable never made a Christmas movie. Not even a movie with a legitimate Christmas scene! Surprising but true.
So, we’ll have to settle for some shots of Clark in the snow to make things festive around here…
Instead of hopping on a tour bus to be driven around, snapping photos and hoping to catch today’s stars in their bathrobes watering their front lawns, we were on a mission to find the homes of the past.
Let’s start with two of Clark’s wives…
Here is the house on Landale that Clark’s [...]
For August, I had a different film in mind but I decided to highlight Homecoming after a chat with my dear friend Debbie.
Homecoming is truly one of those films that is easy to dismiss at first glance, but it really is a little-known gem. Clark’s 1940’s post-World War [...]
The Los Angeles premiere of Gone with the Wind was 71 years ago this very evening. Jean Garceau, Clark and Carole’s faithful secretary, attended the event with them. Here is how she described it:
The theater was decorated inside and out in keeping with the background and theme of the film. Huge searchlights probed the [...]
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- Nutshell Reviews: Command Decision (1948) and Any Number Can Play (1949)
- Nutshell Reviews: Adventure (1945), The Hucksters (1947) and Homecoming (1948)
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- Gossip Friday: Gable and Cagney, Up-and-Comers
- Nutshell Reviews: Comrade X (1940) and They Met in Bombay (1941)
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