Carole Lombard - Rotten Tomatoes

Carole Lombard

Highest Rated:   100% Nothing Sacred (1937)
Lowest Rated:   63% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
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Birthplace:   Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
When Carole Lombard died at the age of 34 in a plane crash following a World War II war bond drive, the American film industry lost one of its most talented and intelligent actresses. Starting out in silent films as a Mack Sennett bathing beauty, she later epitomized screwball comedy in Twentieth Century (1934); My Man Godfrey (1936), for which she was Oscar nominated as Irene Bullock, with ex-husband William Powell as Godfrey; and Nothing Sacred (1937), playing the not-so-doomed Hazel Flagg. But Lombard was also a capable dramatic actress whose talents can be seen in her subdued performance as a nurse in one of her final roles, in Vigil in the Night (1940), as well as in The Eagle and the Hawk (1933), In Name Only (1939) and They Knew What They Wanted (1940). Other fine appearances include teaming with Fred MacMurray in several films, the best of which are Hands Across the Table (1935) and The Princess Comes Across (1936), in which Lombard does a humorously accurate Greta Garbo takeoff. Her two final films contain two of her best performances: Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1940) and the Ernst Lubitsch war satire, To Be or Not To Be (1942). She was married to William Powell from 1931-33 and to Clark Gable from 1939 til her death.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dear Mr. Gable
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Hollywood's Golden Era: Leading Ladies
  • Actor
1989
98% To Be or Not to Be
  • Maria Tura
1942
63% Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Ann Krausheimer Smith
1941
No Score Yet They Knew What They Wanted
  • Amy Peters
1940
No Score Yet Vigil in the Night
  • Anne Lee
1940
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Julie Eden
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Jane Mason
1939
No Score Yet Fools for Scandal
  • Kay Winters
1938
100% Nothing Sacred
  • Hazel Flagg
1937
No Score Yet Swing High, Swing Low
  • Marguerite 'Maggie' King
1937
No Score Yet True Confession
  • Helen Bartlett
1937
100% My Man Godfrey
  • Irene Bullock
1936
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast
  • Kay Colby
1936
No Score Yet The Princess Comes Across
  • Princess Olga (Wanda Nash)
1936
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table
  • Regi Allen
1935
No Score Yet Rumba
  • Diana Harrison
1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride
  • Mary Magiz
1934
No Score Yet Lady by Choice
  • `Alabam' Georgia Lee
1934
88% Twentieth Century
  • Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland
1934
No Score Yet Bolero
  • Helen Hathaway
1934
No Score Yet Now and Forever
  • Toni Carstairs Day
1934
No Score Yet We're Not Dressing
  • Doris Worthington
1934
No Score Yet White Woman
  • Judith Denning
1933
No Score Yet The Eagle and the Hawk
  • The Beautiful Lady
1933
No Score Yet From Hell to Heaven
  • Colly Tanner
1933
No Score Yet Supernatural
  • Roma Courtney
1933
No Score Yet Brief Moment
  • Abby Fane
1933
No Score Yet No Man of Her Own
  • Connie Randall
1932
No Score Yet No More Orchids
  • Annie Holt
1932
No Score Yet Virtue
  • Mae
1932
No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun
  • Doris Blake
1932
No Score Yet Up Pops the Devil
  • Anne Merrick
1931
No Score Yet Ladies' Man
  • Rachel Fendley
1931
No Score Yet Man of the World
  • Mary Kendall
1931
No Score Yet It Pays to Advertise
  • Mary Grayson
1931
No Score Yet Fast and Loose
  • Alice O'Neil
1930
No Score Yet Safety in Numbers
  • Pauline
1930
No Score Yet The Racketeer (Love's Conquest)
  • Rhoda Philbrooke
1929
No Score Yet Big News
  • Margaret Banks
1929
No Score Yet High Voltage
  • Billie Davis
1929
No Score Yet Ned McCobb's Daughter
  • Jennie
1928
No Score Yet Show Folks
  • Cleo
1928
No Score Yet The Campus Vamp
  • Carole
1928
No Score Yet Power
  • Another Dame
1928
No Score Yet Dick Turpin
  • Actor
1925
No Score Yet These Girls Won't Talk
  • Actor
1920

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