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Why Victor Fleming Was Hollywood's Hidden Genius

Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master By Michael Sragow Pantheon; 645 pages The Gist: Scholars tend to lionize directors who develop groundbreaking...

Can a Film Change The World?

Clark Gable's naked pecs might have started it. In a racy scene with Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night, Gable unbuttons his shirt to reveal--to the...

Music: Not So Miserable Now

No one owns just one Morrissey album. That would make as much sense as having one Grateful Dead tape or a single Proust volume. Either you've got them all or you...

Is This Still Frank Capra's America?

On a cold night just after New Year's, I watched one of Frank Capra's movies--not a bad way to keep warm, if you choose the right Capra. I wanted to tune in on...

People: Sep. 2, 1985

The ears bear no resemblance, and there is just a hint in the eyes and brows. But John Clark Gable, 24, the son of Clark and Kay Gable, has inherited his...

HOLLYWOOD: Hero's Exit

"I've laughed about my so-called 'death' before," he said last year, when his health seemed excellent and he smilingly scotched the sort of morbid rumor that...

Cinema: Boy Gets Girl

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard met first in 1932, while making a picture called No Man of Her Own. Gable was then a novice leading man, only four years removed...

Show Business: The Black Gable

His mustache is slightly thicker than Clark Gable's, his smile is even more dazzling, and he sees the possibilities. "Clark Gable is the apex," says Actor Billy...

Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 11, 1946

Adventure (M.G.M) brings ex-Major Clark Gable back to the screen and gives him Greer Garson as leading lady. In terms of marquee appeal, this combination...

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