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Gable and Lombard (1976)

A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

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Sidney J. Furie

Writer:

Barry Sandler
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Brolin ... Clark Gable
Jill Clayburgh ... Carole Lombard
Allen Garfield ... Louis B. Mayer
Red Buttons ... Ivan Cooper
Joanne Linville ... Ria Gable
Melanie Mayron ... Dixie
Carol McGinnis Carol McGinnis ... Noreen
Noah Keen ... A. Broderick
Alan Dexter ... Sheriff Ellis (as Alan D. Dexter)
S. John Launer ... The Judge
William Bryant ... Colonel (as Bill Bryant)
Alice Backes Alice Backes ... Hedda Hopper
John Lehne John Lehne ... Attorney Kramer
Robert Karnes ... Gable's Director
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Party Guest
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A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

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It was the wildest, wackiest love affair Hollywood ever knew. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Ídolos Também Amam See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora (1978), Inserts (1975), Valentino (1977), Nickelodeon (1976), Silent Movie (1976), The Wild Party (1975), The Last Tycoon (1976), Hearts of the West (1975), The Day of the Locust (1975), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Gable and Lombard (1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976), Bud and Lou (1978), and W.C. Fields and Me (1976). Bogie (1980) and Mommie Dearest (1981) would soon follow as well. See more »

Goofs

Even though Gable is seen in uniform when Lombard's plane crashes, he didn't actually enlist in Army Air Force until six months after her death. See more »

Alternate Versions

The theatrical version ends with Gable being driven away from the plane crash site, tearfully recounting a joke Lombard told him earlier in the film to lift his spirits. In the network television broadcast version, the joke is omitted, and it instead ends with a flashback to Lombard giving Gable a pep talk about standing together and fighting for their relationship. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Gotti (2019) See more »

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Brolin is amazing in this film!
9 September 1999 | by flipcriticSee all my reviews

At first, I could not believe James Brolin was playing Clark Gable, but he is dead on with his portrayal!!! He's a great reason to see this film. I don't know why this film is rated so low. It was sweet, entertaining and the ending was heartbreaking. It was also great to see the implications of not being a "moral" and "upstanding" actor in the film industry during its early years. It shows how much times have changed. It was also fascinating to see if Clark Gable really had a softer side in him, since he was probably the greatest leading man in the history of Hollywood and a symbol of American manhood during his time. In my mind, this film is wonderful.


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