Average Rating: 6.2/10
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Release Date: Oct 9, 1953 Wide
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 2,812
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
Oct 9, 1953 Wide
Jun 20, 2006
MGM Home Entertainment
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Mogambo is a silly, laid-back Hollywood romance with an exotic setting, but it's nonetheless quite affecting and satisfying.
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
The easy rapport between Gable and Ava becomes the film's main selling point.
the film's travelogue footage is the only thing that seems to save it from pointlessness.
Pointless remake of Red Dust squeaks by on star power.
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