Mogambo

Directed By: John Ford Starring: Clark Gable Grace Kelly Ava Gardner

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Product Overview

An action-packed remake of 'red dust' in which a safari leader becomes involved in a love triangle with a beautiful showgirl and a married woman.

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Studio Warner
SKU 202473976
UPC 012569592223
UPC 14 00012569592223
Format DVD
Release Date 6/20/2006
Rating NR
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Romance
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Clark Gable reprises his role as veteran big-game trapper and guide Vic Marswell in John Ford's remake of RED DUST, the actor's 1932 hit. After a brief fling with Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner), an adventurer temporarily stranded in Kenya, Vic is hired as a guide by British anthropologist Donald Nordley (Donald Sinden)--who has come to study the gorilla--and his wife, Linda (Grace Kelly). Linda is immediately attracted to Vic and begins flirting with him furiously, behavior that goes unnoticed by her preoccupied husband but not the jealous Eloise, who manages to get in a few verbal jabs at dinner. While walking through the jungle, Vic saves Linda from an attacking panther, and although she tacitly offers herself to him, he passes. As the group's safari heads into gorilla country, the sexual tension between Vic and Linda increases, but her husband's absorption in simian affairs prevents repercussions. However, the gorillas do not reciprocate Donald's interest, and when one of them attacks the scientist, Vic has a chance to be rid of his mild-mannered rival. One of Ford's least typical projects, this comedy of jungle manners includes none of his characteristic themes, but the sardonic John Lee Mahin script, the easy rapport between Gable and Gardner, and the striking photography of the African veldt make it a film well worth watching.
Directors
John Ford
Actors
Clark Gable
Grace Kelly
Ava Gardner
Cast & Crew
Ava Gardner - Actor
Clark Gable - Actor
Donald Sinden - Actor
Frank Clarke - Editor
Freddie Young - Cinematographer
Grace Kelly - Actor
John Ford - Director
John Lee Mahin - Screenplay
Robert Surtees - Cinematographer
Sam Zimbalist - Producer
Wilson Collison - Based On Play By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1953
Catalog ID 65922
UPC 00012569592223
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 115 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Pan and Scan (TV Format)  1.37:1 [4:3]
Awards
Oscar (1954) Ava Gardner, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Grace Kelly, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1954) Grace Kelly, Winner, Best Supporting Actress
British Academy Awards (1954) Mogambo, Nominee, Best Film from any Source
Reviews
ReviewSource DVDBeaver.com
Review 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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Gregory Meshman
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Gable,Clark
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Brian Koller, FilmsGraded.com A good script, a famous cast, a legendary director. All the ingredients are there...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Romantic triangle in Africa combines love and action; beautifully filmed...

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