Mogambo (1953)

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The 1953 Clark Gable film Mogambo is a remake of Gable's 1932 seriocomic adventure Red Dust. Where the earlier film was lensed on the MGM backlot, Mogambo was shot on location in Africa by director John Ford. Gable is safari leader Victor Marswell, who plays "host" to stranded Eloise Y. Kelly (Ava Gardner, who is no better than she ought to be but is just right for our raffish hero -- the Gardner role was originally played along franker pre-Code lines by Jean Harlow). Anthropologist Donald … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Romance , Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Wilson Collison , John Lee Mahin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 20, 2006
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

Cast


as Victor Marswell

as Eloise Y. Kelly

as Linda Nordley

as Donald Nordley

as John Brown Pryce

as Leon Boltchak

as Father Josef

as Young Native Girl
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Critic Reviews for Mogambo

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Mogambo is a silly, laid-back Hollywood romance with an exotic setting, but it's nonetheless quite affecting and satisfying.

Full Review… | September 26, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

Clark Gable reprises his role from Fleming's 1932 adventure in this colorful and enjoyable remake by John Ford, featuring great performances by Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly

Full Review… | February 24, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Mogambo

½

I found this movie boring, I didn't watch the entire movie I was too bored. This is one of those jungle pictures with a little romance thrown in, and not much more. I didn't like it.

ajv2688
AJ Verser

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½

Pretty good "white hunter in darkest Africa" flick with Clark Gable gathering wild animals for zoos while fighting off (or not) chorus girl Ava Gardner and little rich (married) girl Grace Kelly. Cool on-location scenes. This is a remake of Red Dust, a film also starring Gable as a rubber plantation owner, with Jean Harlow and Mary Astor filling the women's roles.

webalina
Cindy I

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I was under whelmed.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

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