Gable and Lombard 1976 R CC

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Clark Gable (James Brolin) and Carole Lombard (Jill Clayburgh) were two of Hollywood's most celebrated stars. When a chance encounter brought them together, they embarked on an incredible storybook romance that captivated the entire world. What started as an illicit affair, threatened by scandal, became a passionate, often tumultuous marriage. As well known for their glamour as their pranks, they were the toast of the town until Lombard's untimely death, leaving Gable forever a changed man.

Starring:
James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh
Runtime:
2 hours 12 minutes

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Gable and Lombard

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Sidney J. Furie
Starring James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh
Supporting actors Allen Garfield, Red Buttons, Joanne Linville, Melanie Mayron, Carol McGinnis, Noah Keen, Alan Dexter, S. John Launer, William Bryant, Alice Backes, John Lehne, Robert Karnes, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Ross Elliott, Morgan Brittany, Jodean Lawrence, Drew Michaels, Aron Kincaid
Studio Universal Studios
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Clark gable is serious!
lynn
The Golden Years of Hollywood (1930 - 1960) had the great love stories on and off the silver screen.
forrie
Great story, great acting.
Karen Swanson

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By David R. Horstman on March 23, 2004
Format: DVD
This is one of the most underrated movie of the 1970's. Jill Clayburgh is absolutely first-rate in her portrayal of Carole Lombard and James Brolin is surprisingly dead-on as Clark Gable. The movie begins at the site of the plane crash that killed Lombard and flashes back to the beginning of Gable and Lombard's risky and soulful love affair. Critics destroyed this movie when it was released nearly 4 decades ago, but I urge everyone to give it a shot. The production design is faultless, the musical score is lush and romantic, and the performances are terrific. I plan on being the first one to buy it.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By forrie on April 26, 2004
Format: DVD
This 70's movie was lost and now has returned to Anamorphic (automatically adjusts to TV size)WideScreen 16:9 DVD!!! There are no extra features with this DVD.
The Golden Years of Hollywood (1930 - 1960) had the great love stories on and off the silver screen. There was Tracy and Hepburn, Bogart and Bacall and Burton and Taylor but none of these were as hot, steamy and as controversal as "Gable and Lombard". Hollywood through their eyes tries to capture this passion with a comedy/drama of the wildest exaggerations. Even so the love story cannot be denied.
It was the 1930's and Clark Gable was known as the "King" and Carole Lombard was the highest paid actress and known as the "Queen" of the screwball comedy (or the black comedy - a bizarre style of comedy that evolved from the Depression. Taking a negative situation and making it into an ironic humorous story). James Brolin as Gable and Jill Clayburgh as Lombard do an exceptional job bringing these two dynamic superstars to the big WideScreen. Lombard was a real blonde beauty, talented, single, very defensive, could not make romantic/marraige commitments, a tomboy, drank, smoked cigars and a party animal. Gable was handsome, talented, mans man, had married older domineering women and a wild partying womanizer.
This movie although very fictionalized captures the essence of "THE GREATEST HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE". Gable and Lombard fell hard for each other and Gables wife would not grant him a divorce. (She loved the prestige of being Mrs. Clark Gable). This movie has us journey the long road that Gable & Lombard spent trying to make that utilmate commitment, marriage.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2004
Format: DVD
i was so happy that this finally came out on dvd. i have been searching for it for years even buying a horrible copy of it on ebay. i was one of the first in line to see this movie the day it came out in 1976. i could not wait because i was such a huge clark gable fan and a fan of the gable-lombard love story. i will agree with the previous reviewer that jill clayburgh is very good in this movie, in fact i would say she is the reason for seeing it. however, james brolin (or mr streisand as i like to refer to him) is pretty bad as gable. i will say there are times in the movie that he could be his double but his portrayal of gable as a country bumpkin is almost laughable. the production however is first rate but again 98% of this story is made up. for instance, gable was not in the service when lombard was killed. she was killed in january of 1942 and he did not join the service until august of that year. also as far as i know their first meeting did not result in a food fight as in the movie. their first meeting was in a little know gem of a movie "no man of her own" in 1932. they did not meet again until the mayfair ball in 1936. but they did hide their relationship from their fans and the press and there was an article printed in photoplay magazine call "unmarried husband and wives" that did "out" them as living together as well as barbara stanwyck and robert taylor and paulette goddard and charles chaplan. i think the most ludicrous scene in the movie is lombard putting on the red dress and parading down the aisle while clark is supposedly speaking to some ladies group.. WRONG... DID NOT HAPPEN..all in all it is an enjoyable movie and a sincere love story.Read more ›
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By dean59 on October 21, 2012
Format: DVD
The show biz-insider movie is hardly the most distinguished of film genres; at the most entertaining, they're generally well-made soap operas that happen to be set in the entertainment industry (e.g., A Star is Born, The Bad and the Beautiful, etc); I don't know of one that is a completely successful representation of the business as it has ever actually functioned. All About Eve is, I will say, my favorite movie (which is not at all the same as saying I think it's the BEST movie), but its depiction of the theater world is plainly fake even to someone who's never lived or worked in it; nobody ever schemed her way from complete nobody to becoming a Broadway star whose "name resounds througout the nation" in a matter of mere months, as Eve Harrington does without ever breaking a sweat. It seems odd that people who, after all, work in the very industry they're depicting can't or won't give us a realistic view of their own profession; I think the answer is that they probably could, but think the public would find reality dull, and so they make these movies to conform to the image of show business people get from fan magazines and celebrity websites.

Since it was first released in the '70's I have had a special revulsion for "Gable and Lombard". This must be at least partly because, just before I saw it, I had read a fine, well-researched biography of Clark Gable, which had a very touching account of his relationship with Carole Lombard. When I heard that a movie had been made about the subject, I very much looked forward to seeing it; of all the 'true life' Hollywood stories I'd read, this one seemed the one most suited for the screen.
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