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No Man of Her Own (1932)

A con man on the run from the police falls for a librarian.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Maurine Dallas Watkins (screen play) (as Maurine Watkins), Milton Herbert Gropper (screen play) (as Milton H. Gropper) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Jerry 'Babe' Stewart
Carole Lombard ... Connie Randall
Dorothy Mackaill ... Kay Everly
Grant Mitchell ... Charlie Vane
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Randall
George Barbier ... Mr. Randall
J. Farrell MacDonald ... 'Dickie' Collins
Tommy Conlon ... Willie Randall
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Mr. Morton
Paul Ellis ... Vargas
Charley Grapewin ... Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberta Gregory Roberta Gregory
Dixie Lee Hall Dixie Lee Hall ... Girl in the Library
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Storyline

Clark Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. He meets a lonely, but slightly wild, librarian, Carole Lombard, while he is hiding out. The two get married after Lombard wins a coin flip and they move back to the city. Gable continues his gambling/cheating scheme unbeknownst to Lombard. When she discovers his "other life", she presures him to quit. Gable feels crowded and tells her that he is leaving for South America. In fact, Gable has decided he wants to go straight and turns himself in to the cop... Written by Jordan Caldwell <jcaldwell@tamu.edu>

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Gable as You Want him, A love 'em and leave 'em gambler, whose insults only added fuel to a woman's reckless devotion. (Print Ad- Register-Herald, ((Pine Plains, NY)) 6 January 1933)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Bed of Her Own See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After filming was over Carole Lombard presented Clark Gable with a ham featuring his picture on it. See more »

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In the first five minutes of the movie, Babe takes a taxi. We get a very clear view of the front hood of the cab, with the telephone number of the cab company. One hour into the movie, Babe calls his wife with his new office phone number. He looks at the dial of his new phone, and gives her the telephone number of the cab company. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kay Everly: Well, I might as well.
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Crazy Credits

The cast is shown on a hand of poker cards, with the leads faces shown as the various cards. See more »

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Featured in Stars of the Silver Screen: Clark Gable (2011) See more »

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Decent film with some good performances
30 September 2005 | by km_dicksonSee all my reviews

Good little film. Clark Gable once again plays the likable scoundrel role he does so well. This time he is Babe Stewart, a card shark who meets a small town girl (Carole Lombard), marries her on the flip of a coin, then realizes he'll have to change his ways if he wants to keep her. The script is well written, avoiding the melodramatic speeches and sappy dialogue that could have so easily been thrown into this kind of film. It also helps that the actors were able to play the characters naturally without hamming it up. Emotion is so much more believable when it's realistic. The supporting cast gives good performance as well, adding a bit of flavor to the film. A good script, good cast, and interesting enough storyline make this one worth watching.


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