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Gable and Lombard (1976)





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This made-for-TV movie offers a fictionalized account of one of Hollywood's great love-stories/scandals. It is a scandal because when they meet and fall in love, Gable is still married to another. When the public finds out, they are outraged, but despite the brouhaha, the two eventually marry and find happiness.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Barry Sandler (II)
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Universal Studios


James Brolin
as Clark Gable
Jill Clayburgh
as Carole Lombard
Allen Garfield
as Louis B. Mayer
Red Buttons
as Ivan Cooper
Joanne Linville
as Ria Gable
Noah Keen
as A. Broderick
Alice Backes
as Hedda Hopper
Morgan Brittany
as Vivien Leigh
Robert Karnes
as Gable's Director
Ross Elliott
as Lombard's Director
Andy Albin
as Forest Ranger
John Lehne
as Attorney Kramer
Alan Dexter
as Sheriff Ellis
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Critic Reviews for Gable and Lombard

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

August 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Gable and Lombard

a horrible affront to the memory of two great stars.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Oh, I so wanted to like this movie about my favorite Hollywood couple. Brolin does a good impersonation of Gable, but lacks his charisma. Clayburgh was just so wrong for the role of Lombard, that I don't even know where to begin; so I won't. This was supposed to be a story about one of the greatest love affairs, and it fails to do it justice. The biggest disappointment lies in the storytelling itself. Something tells me that the Gable and Lombard story would be interesting enough without dramatizing it.

nefnie lee

Super Reviewer


Crass rubbish, Jill Clayburgh should be shot for doing such an injustice to such a wonderful star. James Brolin fares better and at least gives an effort portraying Gable. The historical accuracy is a joke, the period detail is phony. Pure tripe and should be avoided at all cost.

James Higgins

Gable and Lombard Quotes

Clark Gable: Might be a fling. Could burn itself out in a week.
Carole Lombard: Don't just stand there ya big ape. Start the goddamn fire!
– Submitted by Stephanie B (21 months ago)
Carole Lombard: And such a... such a bright color!
Clark Gable: Well, we Gable's have always been, um... red blooded.
Carole Lombard: Yes. Who was the hematologist, Max Factor? All right, get out!
– Submitted by Stephanie B (21 months ago)

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