They Met in Bombay (1941)





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After successfully stealing a diamond necklace belonging to a duchess, two thieves flee to Hong Kong and end up getting involved with military goings-on with Japan. After numerous complications and altercations, they finally give up life on the run--between falling in love, 'fessing up and getting married--to become upright citizens. Jane Russell and Clark Gable star in this comedy-romance-actioner with appearances from Alan Ladd and Peter Lorre.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Clark Gable
as Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell
as Anya Von Duren
Peter Lorre
as Capt. Chang
Jessie Ralph
as Duchess of Beltravers
Reginald Owen
as General
Matthew Boulton
as Inspector Cressney
Leslie Vincent
as Lt. Ashley
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Hotel Manager
Rosina Galli
as Carmencita
Luis Alberni
as Maitre d'hotel
Adelaide Whytal
as Old Lady
Harry North
as Clerk
Nanette Vallon
as Beauty Operator
Lilyan Irene
as Duchess' Maid
James B. Leong
as Third Mate
Duke Chan
as Radio Operator
Chester Gan
as Woo Ling Woo
Eric Lonsdale
as Sergeant
David Clyde
as Sergeant
David Thursby
as Sergeant
Keye Luke
as Mr. Toy
Roland Got
as Young Foo Sing
Lee Tung Foo
as Elder Foo Sing
Harry Cording
as Corporal
Judith Wood
as Nurse
Philip Ahn
as Japanese Officer
Richard Loo
as Japanese Officer
Alan Ladd
as British Soldier
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Critic Reviews for They Met in Bombay

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
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A quintessential Gable star vehicle, this escapist fare is mildly entertaining due to the acting, with Rosalind Russell as the King's equal-rival.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012

It tickles the bones even though the plot is slight and the story line is farfetched and hardly believable.

Full Review… | August 12, 2007
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Audience Reviews for They Met in Bombay

They Met In Bombay (1941) This war-time romantic comedy is set in the mysterious East and like their travels, it goes all over the map. But who can deny the handsome and beautiful leads in this movie? If you're a fan of Gable or Russell, you're going to love this movie. Two rival jewell thieves, Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) and Anya Von Duren (Rosalind Russell) come together for a gala event to steal the infamous Star of Asia necklace from the Duchess of Beltravers (Jessie Ralph). Gerald and Anya's banter grows into somewhat of a romance, despite wanting the necklace for themselves. They are found out and almost don't make it, and with the law after them, they decide to share their meager resources to make their get-away. They sneak onto a tramp steamer bound for Hong Kong, run by Captain Chang (Peter Lorre fresh from his Mr. Moto franchise in "Yellow Face"), but manage to steal away on a boat before Chang is able to turn them in to the British. Now, on the lamb in Hong Kong, Gerald steals an officer's uniform in a scheme to steal the Army payroll, but get's called into base for a special mission. Now he must leed a platoon to help evacuate British subjects from a Japanese held mainland Chinese village. Does Gerald and Anya do the right thing?

Rick Rudge
Rick Rudge

The cast is terrific, Peter Lorre stands out. Good mixture of genre’s, very entertaining with an interesting story. It’s not quite up with the quality of the stars other films from that era, but it’s still good.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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