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Clark Gable
[1901-1960]

studio portrait of 'handsome devil' actor Clark Gable [1901-60] in the late 1950s          short profile

movies of Clark Gable

works by Clark Gable

works about Clark Gable

family members

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“Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames [that] I'm supposed to have jumped on,
I'd have had no time to go fishing.” — Clark Gable


     B I O

     h e r e
served in the U.S.A.A.F. First Motion Picture Unit during World War II
Gable & Lombard often stayed at the Estrella Inn in Palm Springs?

Clark Gable entry at Wikipedia
Clark Gable credits [1923-61] at Internet Movie Database


star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  Best Actor Oscar for "It Happened One Night" [1934]   Clark Gable won a Best Actor Oscar for "It Happened One Night" [1934]
and was nominated two other times (1936 & 1940)

He also received
a posthumous Golden Boot Centennial Award in 2001
and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Movies of Clark Gable
Clark Gable credits [1923-61] at Internet Movie Database
Clark Gable Filmography at Wikipedia

Clark Gable Signature Collection DVD box set  "Clark Gable: The Signature Collection" [2006]
Warner Home Video color/b&w DVD box set [6/2006] 6 disks for $53.99
contains "Dancing Lady" [1933] with Joan Crawford & Franchot Tone; "China Seas" [1935] with Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery & Rosalind Russell; "Wife vs. Secretary" [Feb 1936] with Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy & James Stewart; "San Francisco" [June 1936] directed by W.S. Van Dyke, with Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy & Jack Holt; "Boom Town" [1940] with Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert & Hedy Lamarr; and "Mogambo" [1953] directed by John Ford; starring Clark Gable, Grace Kelly & Ava Gardner
Clark Gable Collection DVD box set from Fox, volume 1  
"Clark Gable Collection, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2006]
Fox color DVD set [8/2006] 3 disks for $44.99
contains "Call of the Wild" [1935] directed by William A. Wellman, with Loretta Young & Jack Oakie; "Soldier of Fortune" [May 1955] directed by Edward Dmytryk, with Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie & Gene Barry; and "The Tall Men" [Sept 1955] directed by Raoul Walsh, with Jane Russell & Robert Ryan
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"The Secret Six" [M.G.M. April 1931]
script by Frances Marion; starring Wallace Beery, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow & Clark Gable

"Red Dust" [M.G.M. Oct 1932]
Directed by Victor Fleming; starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond & Mary Astor
remade by Gable & John Ford as "Mogambo" [M.G.M. Oct 1953]

"Hold Your Man" [M.G.M. July 1933]
starring Jean Harlow, Clark Gable & Stuart Erwin

"Dancing Lady" [1933]
starring Clark Gable, Joan Crawford & Franchot Tone

"It  Happened  One  Night" [Columbia Feb 1934]
the first Oscar 'grand slam': won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress & Best Script
Best Picture Oscar  Best Director  Best Screenplay Oscar  Best Actor Oscar  Best Actress Oscar  
It Happened One Night poster  
The father of a spoiled, spunky socialite annuls her marriage, so she jumps off his yacht and runs away. An out-of-work reporter realizes he has a choice story when he meets her on a cross-country bus, and he trades his silence and help for an exclusive. But during their travels together, they reluctantly fall in love – though neither is able to admit it. Produced & directed by Frank Capra [1897-1991]; script by Robert Riskin, based on the Samuel Hopkins Adams novel "Night Bus"; starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale & Ward Bond; listed on National Film Registry (1993)
Sony b&w DVD [12/99] for $18.99
Sony b&w VHS [6/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Call of the Wild" [Aug 1935] directed by William A. Wellman
starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young & Jack Oakie

"China Seas" [M.G.M. Aug 1935]
starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery & Rosalind Russell

"Wife vs. Secretary" [M.G.M. Feb 1936]
starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy & James Stewart

"San Francisco" [M.G.M. June 1936]
San Francisco 1936 movie starring Clark Gable  Directed by W.S. Van Dyke; starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy & Jack Holt; with a cameo by D.W. Griffith {as the orchestra conductor}; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor (Tracy), Best AD, won for Best Sound
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [6/2006] for $17.99
Warner Video color VHS [11/90] for $14.95
Great Music Themes soundtrack CD [11/97] out of print/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Saratoga" [M.G.M. July 1937]
starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon & Una Merkel

"Too Hot To Handle" [M.G.M./Loew's Sept 1938]
Too Hot To Handle 1938 movie starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy & Walter Pidgeon  One of MGM's biggest hits of the year. When a sly newsreel reporter in China meets a female pilot, he gets her hired as his assistant; but she doesn't trust him until their assignment in South America. Directed by Jack Conway; starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly, Leo Carrillo, Johnny Hines, Virginia Weidler, Betty Ross Clarke, Henry Kolker, Marjorie Main, Chris-Pin Martin & Gregory Gaye
Warner Bros. Archive Collection b&w DVD [6/2009] for $21.99
M.G.M. Home Video b&w VHS [9/98] for $9.95
full credits at IMDb

"Gone  With  The  Wind"
[Selznick/M.G.M. Dec 1939]
won Best Picture Oscar  won Best Director Oscar  won Best Screenplay Oscar  

Gone With The Wind poster  

Beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara loses her first love, and takes up with renegade Rhett Butler at the start of the War Between The States; she refuses to admit her love for Rhett and eventually loses him and her beloved Tara plantation. Produced by David O. Selznick; directed by Victor Fleming; starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Evelyn Keyes, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Jane Darwell, Ward Bond & Yakima Canutt; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Color Cinematography, Best Actress [VL], Best Supporting Actress [HM], Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Honorary Oscar for "outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood"; Oscar nominations for Best Actor [Gable], Best Supporting Actress [OdH], Best Special Effects, Best Music Score [Max Steiner] & Best Sound; listed on National Film Registry (1989)
Warner 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition color Blu-ray [DUE Nov 2009] pre-order for $56.49
Warner 70th Anniversary Limited Edition color DVD [DUE Nov 2009] pre-order for $45.49
Warner Collector's Edition color DVD set [11/2004] 4 disks for $27.99
Warner Special Edition color DVD [1/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
Warner color VHS [3/2000] 2 tapes - out of prodn/many used
Rhino/WEA soundtrack CD [6/97] for $11.98
full credits from IMDb

more "G.W.T.W." stuff (synopsis, books, posters, official websites, sequels, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Gone With The Wind" 1939 Movie Page

"Strange Cargo" [March 1940]
directed by Frank Borzage, starring Clark Gable, Ian Hunter & Peter Lorre

"Boom Town" [Aug 1940]
starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert & Hedy Lamarr

            

During World War II, Clark Gable enlisted in August 1942 and served as a turret gunner in combat
with the Eighth Air Force in Europe; transfered to the U.S.A.A.F. First Motion Picture Unit in November 1943
(to complete the film "Combat America"); and resigned his commission at the rank of Major in June 1944.

            

"Adventure" [1945]
'Gable's Back ! And Garson's Got Him !'
Directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell & Thomas Mitchell

"The Hucksters" [1947]

"Command Decision" [1948]

"To Please A Lady" [1950]
starring Clark Gable & Barbara Stanwyck /tt0043052/

"Mogambo" [M.G.M. Oct 1953]
directed by John Ford; starring Clark Gable, Grace Kelly & Ava Gardner;
remake of Gable's "Red Dust" [1932]; full credits from IMDb

"Soldier of Fortune" [May 1955]
directed by Edward Dmytryk,
starring Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie & Gene Barry

"The Tall Men" [Sept 1955] directed by Raoul Walsh,
starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell & Robert Ryan

"The King and Four Queens" [1956]
directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Clark Gable & Eleanor Parker

"Band of Angels" [1957] directed by Raoul Walsh,
starring Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo & Sidney Portier

"Run Silent, Run Deep" [1958]
starring Clark Gable & Burt lancaster

"The Misfits" [1961]
Directed by John Huston; written by Arthur Miller [1915-2005]; starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe,
Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter & Eli Wallach; videos/DVDscredits from IMDb


Works  by  Clark Gable

A lot of film was shot on Gable’s time in England; it was sent back to M.G.M. Studios where editor Blanche Sewell cut it into a story; the product was called ‘Blanche Tried’.

"Combat America" [U.S.A.A.F. Sept 1944]
Combat America documentary by 1Lt. Clark Gable  62-minute Technicolor documentary made by then-Lieutenant Clark Gable featuring the men of the U.S.A.A.F. 351st Bombardment Group between combat missions over Germany from an R.A.F. base in England; post-production was done by Gable on assignment at F.M.P.U. / Fort Roach. Produced, directed & narrated by and starring 1Lt. Clark Gable; cameos by Gen. 'Hap' Arnold & Bob Hope
Alpha Video 102-min. DVD [6/2009] for $7.98
Periscope Film 110-min. Deluxe Edition DVD [4/2007] for $24.99
Good Times Video b&w DVD [5/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
hour-long online version at Google Video


Works  About  Clark Gable

"Broadway Melody of 1938" [1937]
15-year-old Judy Garland sings "You Made Me Love You" while looking at a picture of Clark Gable; the opening lines are: "Dear Mr. Gable, I am writing this to you, and I hope that you will read it so you'll know, my heart beats like a hammer, and I stutter and I stammer, every time I see you at the picture show, I guess I'm just another fan of yours, and I thought I'd write and tell you so. You made me love you, I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it . . . "

Gable, Lombard, Powell & Harlow book by Joe Morella & Edward Z. Epstein   "Gable & Lombard & Powell & Harlow" [1975]
by Joe Morella & Edward Z. Epstein

"The initmately revealing story of four romantically intertwined lives in a gawdy, golden Hollywood era when real-life passions outdid anything on the screen"
Dell mass pb [1975] out of print/used
Dell mass pb [1975] out of print/used
W.H. Allen / Virgin Books hardcover [3/76] out of print/used
see also Magic Lantern's Jean Harlow [1911-37] Page

"Gable: The King Remembered" [1975 TV movie] /title/tt0440410/

"Gable & Lombard" feature film [1976]
Portrayed by James Brolin; full credits from IMDb

"The Scarlett O'Hara War" [1980] Portrayed by Edward Winter

"Marilyn: The Untold Story" [1980] Portrayed by Larry Pennell

"Grace Kelly" [1983] Portrayed by Boyd Holister

"Malice In Wonderland" [1985] Portrayed by Gary Wayne

Hollywood Sex Symbols video  "Hollywood Sex Symbols" [1988 video release]
Some Amazon reviewers of the VHS edition suggest poor quality reproduction of press material, but the probable rarity of the clips may be of interest to some fans. Stars covered include Theda Bara, Brigette Bardot, Charles Chaplin, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Sophia Loren, Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Tyrone Power, Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor, Rudolph Valentino & Mae West
Front Row Ent. color/b&w DVD [12/2007] for $19.98
Front Row Ent. color/b&w VHS [undated] out of print/used
full credits at IMDb
Clark Gable, God Save The King video from A&E Biography  
"Clark Gable: God Save The King" [A&E Biography 1991]
A & E Home Video b&w/color VHS [undated] out of prodn/scarce
not listed at IMDb
When The Stars Went To War book by Roy Hoopes  "When The Stars Went To War: Hollywood & World War II" [1994]
by Roy Hoopes

Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [12/94] out of print/many used
Chapter 8 specifically addresses the service of eight movie stars who served in the military: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Robert Montgomery, James Stewart, Sterling Hayden, Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, Tyrone Power & Wayne Morris – but other stars (male and female) are mentioned throughout the book.
Tomorrow Is Another Day mystery novel by Stuart M. Kaminsky  "Tomorrow Is Another Day" [1995 novel] by Stuart M. Kaminsky
In 1943, movie star Clark Gable receives a list of past and future murder victims, all seemingly linked by being present at the filming of the all-night 'burning of Atlanta' scene for "Gone With The Wind" at the Hal Roach Studios backlot in 1938. Gable hires detective Toby Peters, who soon discovers that an extra was murdered with a sword during the filming, and the killing was covered up.
Warner Books mass pb [1/96] out of print/used
Mysterious Press 8½x5½ hardcover [2/95] out of print/many used

"Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome" [1996] /title/tt0168590/

"Blonde" [2001] Portrayed by Bruce Hughes & Shayne Greenman

"Clark Gable: Biography, Filmography, Bibliography" [McFarland & Co. 2002]
by Chrystopher Spicer ISBN 0-7864-1124-4.

"Lucy" [2003] Portrayed by Charles Unwin

"Clark Gable and Carole Lombard" (2003) (TV) /title/tt0372213/

"Biography: Clark Gable, The King of Hollywood" (2003) /title/tt0369198/

LIFE: Great Romances box set on 4 DVDs  "LIFE: Great Romances, Volume 2" [2003]
looks at couples Clark Gable & Carole Lombard, Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, Greta Garbo & John Gilbert, and Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD [1/2003] for $14.40
complete set on 4 disks
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD set [1/2003] 4 disks for $35.99
Leading Men of M.G.M. book by Jane Ellen Wayne  "The Leading Men of M-G-M" [2005] by Jane Ellen Wayne
This companion book to Wayne's sleazy gossip tome "The Golden Girls of M-G-M"
[2002] covers fourteen male stars & execs of M.G.M.: Clark Gable, John Gilbert, Billy Haines, Van Johnson, Peter Lawford, Louis B. Mayer, Ramon Novarro, Elvis Presley, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Taylor, Irving Thalberg & Spencer Tracy

Da Capo Press 8¾x6 pb [4/2006] for $13.73
Da Capo Press 9x6½ hardcover [2/2005] for $26.00

"Clark Gable: Tormented Star" [Carroll & Graf 2007] by David Bret ISBN 078672093X

"Gable and Crawford" [2008 video release] /title/tt1192872/

new book "Clark Gable In Pictures"


Family  Members
William Clark Gable was born 1 February 1901 in Ohio and died in November 1960 in Hollywood.

first wife Josephine Dillon Gable [1884-1971] - married December 1924, divorced April 1930

second wife Maria Langham 'Ria' Franklin Prentiss Lucas Gable [1884-1966]
married July 1931, separated November 1935, divorced March 1939

third wife Carole Lombard Powell Gable [1908-42] - married March 1939, died January 1942

fourth wife Sylvia Ashley Fairbanks Stanley Gable Djordjadze [1904-1977]
widow of Douglas Fairbanks 1939, married December 1949, divorced April 1952

fifth wife Kay Williams Spreckels Gable [1917-83]
married July 1955, widowed November 1960

Judy Young Lewis Tinney {secret daughter of Loretta Young & Clark Gable; born Nov 1935, died 2011}
http://www.judy--lewis.com/ + http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Lewis + http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507395/
"Uncommon Knowledge" autobiography [Pocket/S&S 1994] ISBN 0-671-70019-7

John Clark Gable {son of Clark Gable & Kay Spreckels, born March 1961}
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0300095/bio


Photo Gallery

autographed photo of Clark Gable giving up his moustache at O.C.S in Florida in August 1942
Clark Gable giving up his moustache at O.C.S in Florida in August 1942 (tall cadet at left is Victor Clark, whose son William Clark contributed original of this {cropped} JPG-file
           cover version of common cast & crew photo from John Huston's "The Misfits" [1961]
front row: actors Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable; second row: actor Eli Wallach, director John Huston; third row: producer Frank Taylor,
author Arthur Miller


L i n k s
Clark Gable entry at Wikipedia
Clark Gable credits [1923-61] at Internet Movie Database
Clark Gable credits [1928-30] at Internet Broadway Database

browse Clark Gable on DVD at Amazon

DMK's 'Clark Gable, The Unforgettable King' fansite
'Centennial Tribute To Clark Gable' fansite



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