Clark Gable Signature Collection

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Named as the seventh greatest actor on AFI's List of "50 Greatest Screen Legends," Clark Gable reigned supreme as a screen icon during the 1930's and 40's. Six of Gables 75 feature films are remastered and now available on DVD in the new Clark Gable: The Signature Collection.Includes:Boom TownChina SeasDancing LadyMogamboSan Francisco B&WWife Vs. SecretaryFormat: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202473983
UPC 012569679948
UPC 14 00012569679948
Format DVD
Release Date 6/20/2006
Keywords
Action
Classic
Romance
Editors Note
Note Five of the best movies of the dashing and talented screen legend Clark Gable are gathered together in this collection. The titles included are: BOOM TOWN, CHINA SEAS, DANCING LADY, MOGAMBO, and SAN FRANCISCO.
Directors
W.S. Van Dyke
Jack Conway
John Ford
Robert Z. Leonard
Actors
Clark Gable
Ava Gardner
Cast & Crew
Ava Gardner - [Mogambo] Actor
Clarence Brown - [Wife] Director
Clark Gable - [All] Actor
Claudette Colbert - [Boom] Actor
Donald Sinden - [Mogambo] Actor
Fred Astaire - [Dancing] Actor
Grace Kelly - [Mogambo] Actor
Hedy Lamarr - [Boom] Actor
Jack Conway - [Boom] Director
Jack Holt - [San] Actor
James Stewart - [Wife] Actor
Jean Harlow - [China, Wife] Actor
Jeanette MacDonald - [San] Actor
Joan Crawford - [Dancing] Actor
John Ford - [Mogambo] Director
Myrna Loy - [Wife] Actor
Robert Benchley - [Dancing] Actor
Robert Z. Leonard - [Dancing] Director
Rosalind Russell - [China] Actor
Spencer Tracy - [Boom, San] Actor
Tay Garnett - [China] Director
W.S. Van Dyke - [San] Director
Wallace Beery - [China] Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1933
Catalog ID 67994
UPC 00012569679948
Number of Discs 5
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.33:1 [4:3] /1.37:1
Awards
Oscar (1954) Ava Gardner, Nominee, [Mogambo] Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1954) Grace Kelly, Winner, [Mogambo] Best Supporting Actress
Oscar (1941) A. Arnold Gillespie, Douglas Shearer, Nominee, [Boom] Best Effects, Special Effects,Harold Rosson, Nominee, [Boom] Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Oscar (1937) Douglas Shearer, Winner, [San] Best Sound, Recording,John Emerson, Bernard H. Hyman, Nominee, [San] Best Picture
Reviews
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review [Boom] Only big Tracy or Gable fans will find any enjoyment from this love triangle set amongst the big money world of oil refining...Unfortunately, like many films made today, the mixture of action and romance doesn't blend well. The love angle drags down the adventure slowing the picture to a crawl, yet it's also the only reason we care at all about what happens to these people. While all involved give subtle and moving performances, the plot is just not up to the level of their talent. This is certainly not the worst film any of the leads have made, yet it's not one to seek out either.
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ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Melancholy Eskimo Review
Review [Dancing] Within the first ten minutes, the movie has revealed its terrain (romantic comedy musical) and laid down the battle lines of its dramatic conflicts. Aristocracy vs. proletariat. Establishment vs. newcomer. Marriage vs. career. Censorship vs. freedom. Freedom vs. license. Wealth vs. hard times. Defeat vs. defiance and struggle and prevailing against the odds...Anyone who first encountered Joan Crawford in the later stages of her career - as the pathetic victim in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962), or, even earlier, as the sturdy pioneer in "Johnny Guitar" (1954), or the stolid matron in "Mildred Pierce" (1945), will be shocked to see what a volatile siren she was in the 30s in films like this and "Rain" (1932) and "Grand Hotel" (1932).
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Review [China] In China Seas, the fourth collaboration between Harlow and Gable, the Production Code that wasn't enforced when they made the similar themed steamy melodrama Red Dust is now enforced. As a result, Harlow is no longer a prostitute but a professional entertainer and none of the relationships are consummated. Tay Garnett efficiently directs this adventure/romance film based on the book China Seas by Crosbie Garstin. The witty screenplay, without a pretense to art, is by Jules Furthman and James K. McGuinness.
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Reviewer Dennis Schwartz
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource DVDBeaver.com
Review [Mogambo] John Ford's 1953 remake of Red Dust lies far from his field of personal interest--in Africa, in fact--but it is a creditable sex and safari yarn. Ava Gardner more than holds her own against Jean Harlow's original performance, lending her dusky energy to a tritely conceived part: she's the international call girl who falls for the great white hunter (Clark Gable, far more interesting than he was in the first version). As the temptingly pure and fragile Englishwoman, Grace Kelly was closer to Ford's sympathy and understanding, but Gardner walks off with the movie and the man. Oddly, the studio scenes are more atmospheric than the location shots.
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Reviewer Gregory Meshman
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Epinions.com
Review [Wife] I thought that the title opposition must be between Loy and Harlow, but it is also, more interestingly, a conflict of roles for Harlow (though a conflict she sees no necessity for). The domesticity forced on women after World War II was not compulsory before it (there was the Great Depression still on, though one would never guess from this or many other Hollywood movies about the upper crust and Harlow's supposedly working-class family seems pretty well off).Stewart as well as Loy has to learn to trust his life-partner, the lesson of many, many Hollywood movies of the late-1930s and 40s in which adultery never occurs but is often mistakenly assumed of relationships and occurrences that were not the way they looked to suspicious observers.
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Reviewer Stephen Murray
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Crazy for Cinema
Review [Boom] Only big Tracy or Gable fans will find any enjoyment from this love triangle set amongst the big money world of oil refining...Unfortunately, like many films made today, the mixture of action and romance doesn't blend well. The love angle drags down the adventure slowing the picture to a crawl, yet it's also the only reason we care at all about what happens to these people. While all involved give subtle and moving performances, the plot is just not up to the level of their talent. This is certainly not the worst film any of the leads have made, yet it's not one to seek out either.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource The Melancholy Eskimo Review
Review [Dancing] Within the first ten minutes, the movie has revealed its terrain (romantic comedy musical) and laid down the battle lines of its dramatic conflicts. Aristocracy vs. proletariat. Establishment vs. newcomer. Marriage vs. career. Censorship vs. freedom. Freedom vs. license. Wealth vs. hard times. Defeat vs. defiance and struggle and prevailing against the odds...Anyone who first encountered Joan Crawford in the later stages of her career - as the pathetic victim in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962), or, even earlier, as the sturdy pioneer in "Johnny Guitar" (1954), or the stolid matron in "Mildred Pierce" (1945), will be shocked to see what a volatile siren she was in the 30s in films like this and "Rain" (1932) and "Grand Hotel" (1932).
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ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD, 6 Pack, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Gable,Clark
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Brian Koller, FilmsGraded.com [Mogambo] A good script, a famous cast, a legendary director. All the ingredients are there...
Classic Film Guide [Boom] This is one of the many entertaining pairings of Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide [Dancing] ...best remembered for Astaire's film debut...Funniest moments belong to the Three Stooges.
Sanderson Beck, Movie Mirror [China] ...charisma of its stars Gable, Harlow, and Beery with a fine supporting cast...
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