Film Highlights

It Happened One Night | San Francisco | Mutiny on the Bounty | GWTW | Academy Awards

It Happened One Night - 1934 Columbia 

Louis B Meyer lent out Gable to the poorly little film studio as a form of punishment, boy did that backfire. It Happened One Night was the first film to sweep the oscars that year, winning for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture, Best Writer and Best Director. Clark had a scene in this film where he appeared in the bedroom took off his shirt and went bare chested, while it did everything for his popularity it didn't do the same for the men's undergarment industry, fir a while sales of undershirts as men thought they as well could have the machismo of Clark Gable by doffing their undershirts. 

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San Francisco -1936 

One of Hollywood's first disaster epics. Top-grade entertainment with extremely lavish production. Jeanette overdoes it a bit as the belle of San Francisco, but the music, Tracy's performance, and earthquake climax are still fine. Originally had footage of Golden Gate Bridge under construction, other rhythmically edited shots of San Francisco were changed for later reissue. Script by Anita Loos.  

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Mutiny on the Bounty - 1935

Storytelling at its best, in this engrossing adaptation of the Nordhoff-Hall book about mutiny against tyrannical Captain Bligh (Laughton) on voyage to the South Seas. Whole cast is good, but Laughton is unforgettable. Scripted by three top writers: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, and Carey Wilson. Oscar winner for Best Picture; leagues ahead of its 1962 remake, and the 1984 film THE BOUNTY.

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Gone With the Wind - 1939

This film is one of the most popular movies of all time and cemented Clark Gable in our minds as the character Rhett Butler. Now I am not going to give you a review here but a link to   Darcies Gone With the Wind Page I feel she has done a far more complete study of this film that    I could do. She is also a part of the Stars of Hollywood Web ring.   

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Clark Gable Academy Awards


Nominated for Actor 1935: MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

Nominated for Actor 1939: GONE WITH THE WIND

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