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Forsaking All Others (1934)

Forsaking All Others (1934)

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For 20 years, Jeff Williams (Clark Gable) has been in love with his childhood playmate Mary Clay (Joan Crawford). Alas, Jeff has never said as much, thus Mary becomes engaged to another childhood friend, Dill Todd (Robert Montgomery). Returning from a trip to Spain for the purpose of proposing to Mary, Jeff is taken aback when he learns of the impending marriage. Stout fellow that he is, however, he agrees to act as Dill's best man. Comes the day of the wedding, and Dill leaves Mary at the altar to run off with his mistress Connie (Frances Drake). Jeff stays behind to console Mary -- yet he still doesn't tell her how much he loves her. Small wonder, then, that a chastened Dill is able to rekindle his romance with Mary and plan a second ceremony. Disillusioned, Jeff is about to return to Spain, when at the last minute, comedy-relief Charles Butterworth tells Mary what's up with Jeff. "Suddenly everything is clear!" says Mary -- 84 minutes after the MGM lion introduced Forsaking All Others. Its plot absurdities aside, this star vehicle is splendidly glossy entertainment. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Clark Gable
as Jeff Williams
Joan Crawford
as Mary Clay
Tom Ricketts
as Wiffens
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Critic Reviews for Forsaking All Others

All Critics (1)

It's an easy film to take because the stars are palatable and go down as easy as a Bromo-Seltzer... .

February 11, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forsaking All Others

½

Lightweight and frothy comedy made infinitely better by the cast. Comedy wasn't Crawford's forte but she handles herself well here although Gable takes top honors. Billie Burke is her usual daffy delight.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

A beautiful love triangle made even better with the great talents of Crawford, Gable, and Montgomery. Sometimes what we are looking for truly is right in front of us. Stylish, fun, and terrific rapport add to the charm and character of the movie. Dyl - Have you ever walked biles and biles in the rain?

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nefnie lee

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