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(1940)

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The eighth and final on screen pairing of Joan Crawford and Clark Gable.
Received a condemned rating from the Legion of Decency for "irreverent use of Scripture" and "lustful complications." Even after the studio made the changes demanded, distribution was sharply cut by cities refusing to book it.
Director Frank Borzage said Joan Crawford was a trouper but did not mention a particular day in the jungle when Crawford, preceded by Clark Gable passed under a tree with an eight-foot python coiled on a branch overhead. "That son-of-a-b-h is alive!" screamed Crawford, looking upward. "Yes, but its jaws are shut tight with a rubber band," Borzage explained. "What happens if the f-king rubber band snaps?" Crawford asked, and refused to repeat the scene.
Although Crawfod was top-billed on all release prints, Gable's name was first in all publicity material. This was his first film following Gone with the Wind (1939).
Joan Crawford's wardrobe consisted of three ready-to-wear dresses which cost under $40 and she wore one of them throughout the twenty-seven days of filming.
Joan Crawford intended to portray her character without any make-up but Crawford later told 'Silver Screen' magazine that she cheated and used Vaseline on her eyelids, eyebrows, and lips to retain moisture. In one scene while using the top of an old tomato can as a mirror Crawford applied brilliantine to her hair.
This film received its initial television broadcasts in New York City Thursday 7 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) followed by Philadelphia Friday 8 February 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its first Los Angeles telecast took place 13 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first aired 24 January 1959 on KGO-TV (Channel 7).
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