But Not for Me (1959)

But Not for Me


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Russell (Clark Gable) is a Broadway producer mired in a mid life crisis. He looses financial backing when he is considered "over the hill" by others. His ex-wife presents him with a birthday cake with enough candles to illuminate New York at night, further adding to his anxiety. He soon falls for a younger woman and rescues his old mentor from a bout with booze. Based on the Samson Raphaelson play "Accent On Youth."

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: John Michael Hayes
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On DVD: Jun 10, 1991


as Russell 'Russ' Ward

as Ellie Brown / Borden

as Kathryn Ward

as Jeremiah MacDonald

as Gordon Reynolds

as Demetrios Bacos

as Al Atwood

as Miles Montgomery

as Roy Morton
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Charmer finds Gable at near the end of his career still fully in command of his star power as a somewhat roguish producer who is juggling both personal and professional issues. Lilli Palmer is an excellent match for him, her continental charm playing off his brusk exasperation with surprising ease. She's so good it's a shame her role is rather small but she makes every moment she's on screen memorable and you miss her when she's out of the picture. Lee J. Cobb likewise makes his modest role seem more than it is by filling it with his magnetic presence. The kind of breezy star vehicle that is rarely if ever made today, spotlighting the star but loaded with talent in almost every role. Competently directed and as an added bonus Ella Fitzgerald sings the title tune over the credits. For Gable fans this is a must!

jay nixon

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