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Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
Sea-going roustabout falls for meek librarian.

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Cast

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Harry Patterson
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Helen Melohn
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Mudgin
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Gus
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Model T
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Limo
Lina Romay ...
Maria
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Old Ramon Estado
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Dr. Ashlon
Tito Renaldo ...
Young Ramon Estado
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Bit Part (unconfirmed)
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Felipe (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Sea-going roustabout falls for meek librarian.

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Gable's back and Garson's got him! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was Clark Gable's first after he returned to Hollywood following his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He had joined in August 1942, following the death of his wife Carole Lombard. MGM hyped this film as Gable's big comeback, using the line, "Gable's Back and Garson's Got Him!" in the advertising. Audiences at first lined up to see the King back in action, but the novelty wore off and the film flopped. The failure of the film officially ended Gable's box office viability and his reign as the "King of Hollywood". See more »

Quotes

Harry Patterson: There ain't a dame I can't forget in six months.
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Connections

Referenced in Depth Study (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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Greer Looked Great, But As For The Movie...
14 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm giving this movie 6 stars for the sheer pleasure of looking at Greer Garson, one of my favorites.

But I'd put this movie alongside "Remember?" as the weakest Garson films. For me, the problem was Clark Gable.

Gable is given the kind of typical "rough guy the dames falls for" role that made him a star...a combination of bluster and charm that won over Jean Harlow or Myrna Loy or Claudette Colbert.

Here, I think it's too much bluster and too little charm to realistically connect with Garson in the role she's given.

One pleasure here is seeing Joan Blondell -- she did lots of good work after the '30s musicals that she's best remembered for.

Also good: Thomas Mitchell.

Overall: see it once for the novelty of it, or skip it altogether,


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