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Clark Gable

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In Victor Fleming's TEST PILOT (1938), aviator Gable insists on testing the mettle of his best girl Myrna Loy by continually risking his life for his work, and, in the process, jeopardizing both his relationship with Loy and his friendship with Spencer Tracy.  Following SAN FRANCISCO (1936) with Jeanette MacDonald, TEST PILOT marked the second of three MGM films in which Tracy stood by loyally while Gable got the girl despite his indescretions.

Gable in his most famous role as Rhett Butler with Vivien Leigh's Scarlett in GONE WITH THE WIND (1939), the third Oscar-winning Best Picture of Gable's career.

 

Music Clip from IDIOT'S DELIGHT (1939):

Click here"Puttin' on the Ritz" (clip) sung by Clark Gable and Les Blondes (a .MP3 file courtesy Rhino Records).

(For help opening the multimedia files, visit the plug-ins page.)

In BOOM TOWN (1940), Gable and Spencer Tracy play wildcatting oil men who are both named John and both in love with Claudette Colbert.  Set in the '20s oil patches of Oklahoma and Texas with copious location footage contributing to its authentic feel, BOOM TOWN also co-stars Hedy Lamarr and Frank Morgan.
In his first film after returning from service in the Army Air Force during World War II, Gable was teamed with MGM's biggest female star, Greer Garson, in the romantic comedy ADVENTURE (1945), directed by one of Gable's favorite filmmakers, Victor Fleming.
Few leading men could appear opposite two such radiant leading ladies as Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly in the same film and not get blinded off the screen, but Gable held his own while romancing both women in the African adventure MOGAMBO (1953).

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