Adventure (1945)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Romance, Comedy  |  28 December 1945 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Harry Patterson
Helen Melohn
Tom Tully ...
Model T
Lina Romay ...
Philip Merivale ...
Old Ramon Estado
Dr. Ashlon
Tito Renaldo ...
Young Ramon Estado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ...
Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Florence Auer ...
Landlady (unconfirmed)
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Felipe (unconfirmed)
Joseph Crehan ...
Ed (unconfirmed)


Sea-going roustabout falls for meek librarian.

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Drama | Romance | Comedy


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Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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. See more »


Harry Patterson: There ain't a dame I can't forget in six months.
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Referenced in Depth Study (1957) See more »


Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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Gable's Back and Garson's Got Him !
13 October 2001 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

I was 8 years old when I saw this movie and it impressed me so much. I will never forget 3 things in the movie "Adventure". How to hypnotize a chicken; how the water drains out of the tub in a different direction depending on which side of the equator you live; how Clark Gable was yelling at his newborn baby to breathe.It was such a good romance, even to a young girl and I remember how the friend, Mudgin, was afraid of losing his soul. I am 64 years old now and it is still as fresh in my mind as it was in 1946 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.

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