Susan Lenox (Her Fall And Rise)
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Anyway she escapes the role as farm drudge and runs out into the night to stumble across the bungalow belonging to Clark Gable. He takes her in for the night with no funny business (although he certainly considers it) but his German Shepard plays the police dog and stands guard over Gret.
Greta and Clark's characters fall on love but when Greta's forced fiance shows up after Clark leaves town for a few days, Greta/Susan is forced to run off again.
This time she lands in a tawdry carnival and becomes the owner's main squeeze bly night while she has to shimmy and dance the seven veils by day.
Clark's character finds her and of course as this was 1930, de does not believe her story about her dad and Monstro trying to force her to marriage once Clark had left her for those few days.
The last few scenes show how Greta turns her life around by joining a broadway dance troupe and being "discovered" by a wealthy. business man
She finds out Clark is out of work and has one of her boyftiend's wealthy associates offer him a job if he (Clark) will meet him later that night.
Greta show up instead.
The setting shifts to a south sea bar where Greta is dancing while searching for Clark Gable. They do end up together in the end of the movie.
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
The plot and story line: -- Susan (Greta Garbo), an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiancée her relatives chose to force his attentions. Rodney (Clark Gable), an architect, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again.
Susan Lenox is one heavy handed melodrama and no one would remember it at all today, but for the fact it was the one and only teaming of Gable and Garbo. Being paired with Garbo was a big milestone for Clark Gable. Also he was not paying thugs any longer, charismatic thugs, but thugs nonetheless. He was leading man material after this film.
It started off great, especially in the cinematography department. Greta Garbo looked captivating and there was Clark Gable, sans famous mustache.
The second half signaled a decline as the film turned into a sappy melodrama and finished on a incredibly bad note -- Jean Hersholt and John Miljan provided able supporting help but, in the end, was disappointing.
Garbo gives weight and importance to a character that's not easy to play, forced to do unpleasant things - all this beautifully played by Garbo.
Gable is good but his character is a little too dense to be likable - he should have been a bit more understanding about Susan's circumstances and her background. He will later on in his career display compassion, which was his trademark.Read more ›
OK, here's a little more......
Their one & only time starring together in a movie.
Neither were particularly impressed with each other off camera.
You would NEVER know that watching the movie!
If you like either one, you should like Susan Lenox.
If you like both, you're in for a treat!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Better plot than most of Garbo's lesser known films. Vintage Gable.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
One of my favorite Gable movies. Would love to see it on Blu-ray.Published 9 months ago by L. Eklund
They don't make films like this anymore I really enjoy seeing it over and over againPublished 11 months ago by Alexander Tays
GRETA AND GABLE were just great together. I did get a kick out of Clark Gable looking so very young in this!!! I really enjoyed this one a lot!Published 12 months ago by Kay Hazeldine Kathleen Hazeldine
I wasn't sure I'd like it but it is one of my favorites! Gable and Garbo? Could it be any better?Published 17 months ago by Peg D.
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