They Met in Bombay Reviews
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?