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Mogambo (1953)




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Movie Info

In this film, Clark Gable stars as a safari leader who plays "host" to stranded Ava Gardner. Anthropologist Donald Sinden hires Gable to lead him into the darkest jungle. Along for the ride is Sinden's wife Grace Kelly, outwardly cool as a cucumber but secretly harboring a lust for Gable.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Written By: Wilson Collison, John Lee Mahin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 20, 2006


Clark Gable
as Victor Marswell
Ava Gardner
as Eloise Y. Kelly
Grace Kelly
as Linda Nordley
Donald Sinden
as Donald Nordley
Philip Stainton
as John Brown Pryce
Eric Pohlmann
as Leon Boltchak
Denis O'Dea
as Father Josef
Asa Etula
as Young Native Girl
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Critic Reviews for Mogambo

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Audience Reviews for Mogambo


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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


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.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

I was under whelmed.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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