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Gable and Lombard (1976)





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The love affair between two of Hollywood's greatest stars of the 1930s and '40s is recounted in this biopic. Clark Gable (James Brolin), the tough but quick-witted leading man often called "the King of Hollywood," meets tart-tongued comic actress Carole Lombard (Jill Clayburgh) at a party, and while the attraction between them isn't immediate (in fact they hate each other at first), as fate keeps bringing them together, they fall deeply in love. Gable is married at the time, and studio chief Louis B. Mayer (Allen Garfield) is afraid that his affair with Lombard will lead to a scandal that will destroy the career of his most valuable star, but Gable and Lombard weather the storm of negative publicity, and after Gable's wife grants him a divorce, he marries Lombard. However, their happy marriage is cut short by Lombard's tragic death as she was selling defense bonds during World War II.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Sandler (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Universal Studios


James Brolin
as Clark Gable
Jill Clayburgh
as Carole Lombard
Allen Garfield
as Louis B. Mayer
Red Buttons
as Ivan Cooper
Joanne Linville
as Ria Gable
Noah Keen
as A. Broderick
Alice Backes
as Hedda Hopper
Morgan Brittany
as Vivien Leigh
Robert Karnes
as Gable's Director
Ross Elliott
as Lombard's Director
Andy Albin
as Forest Ranger
John Lehne
as Attorney Kramer
Alan Dexter
as Sheriff Ellis
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Critic Reviews for Gable and Lombard

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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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August 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Gable and Lombard

a horrible affront to the memory of two great stars.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Oh, I so wanted to like this movie about my favorite Hollywood couple. Brolin does a good impersonation of Gable, but lacks his charisma. Clayburgh was just so wrong for the role of Lombard, that I don't even know where to begin; so I won't. This was supposed to be a story about one of the greatest love affairs, and it fails to do it justice. The biggest disappointment lies in the storytelling itself. Something tells me that the Gable and Lombard story would be interesting enough without dramatizing it.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer


Crass rubbish, Jill Clayburgh should be shot for doing such an injustice to such a wonderful star. James Brolin fares better and at least gives an effort portraying Gable. The historical accuracy is a joke, the period detail is phony. Pure tripe and should be avoided at all cost.

James Higgins

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