Mogambo 1953

Mogambo

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Victor Marswell (Clark Gable) is a big-game hunter in Kenya. After Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) is stood up by a friend there, she falls in with Marswell. Shortly thereafter, the Nordleys (Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden) arrive for a gorilla safari. Mrs. Nordley, disillusioned with her husband, takes a liking to Marswell, and the two have a brief affair. Kelly grows jealous, and the two women engage in a battle of wills over the hunter, while Mr. Nordley remains oblivious to it all.

Cast & Crew

Clark Gable
Victor Marswell
Ava Gardner
Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly
Grace Kelly
Linda Nordley
Donald Sinden
Donald Nordley
Philip Stainton
John Brown-Pryce
Eric Pohlmann
Leon Boltchak
Denis O'Dea
Father Josef
John Ford
Director
Wilson Collison
Writer (Play)
Robert Surtees
Cinematographer
Freddie Young
Cinematographer
Frank Clarke
Film Editor
Alfred Junge
Art Direction
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Colin Garde
Makeup Artist
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Critic Reviews for Mogambo

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Audience Reviews for Mogambo

  • Dec 30, 2013
    Not one of John Ford's best, Mogambo is escapism in its more pure form. Considering that there was a lot of sleeping around on set, enough of the passion was kept to add to the on-screen chemistry. A tad bit silly in the end.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • Feb 11, 2010
    If you are going to put Clark Gable in Africa hunting animals and banging beautiful woman in a movie, your going to need a man's man director, and nobody is more perfrect(well maybe Huston) for that task than other John Ford. When I finshed watching this I sat there for a while and thought nothing really happened, but damn I loved it. Cause really a lot is happening, and I think that is what is great about this film. It just takes you into this world and lets you just watch it unravel piece by piece.
    Keith M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2009
    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

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