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Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant marine and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

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A rowdy, womanizing merchant marine, leader of an eccentric crew of misfits and drunks, is almost killed by a Japanese torpedo strike. The brush with death seems to make him even more reckless. In San Francisco, he clashes with a sophisticated, cold librarian, but hangs around because of his attraction to her much livelier, flirty roommate. Yet the seaman and the librarian can't quit challenging each other, almost to the point of a physical altercation. Following their most angry, almost violent argument, the two come together as lovers, running off to Reno for a quick, unlikely marriage. But almost immediately after, their differences in values and philosophy come to a head. The mismatched relationship seems doomed - and, possibly, to end in profound tragedy. Written by jcravens42

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

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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28 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem Emily quotes to Harry as they are driving to Reno is from "A Woman's Shortcomings". See more »

Goofs

When the Buckley's drive away from Emily's house in the country, a clear reflection of the boom microphone can be seen on the right rear passenger window and other areas of the highly-polished car as it drives off. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

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Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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Does your remote have a Mute button?
29 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I'm 65 and I have appreciated Gable's contributions over his career. I did not see Adventure on the silver screen but only this afternoon on TV, and so I cannot think back to how it was received at the time. Our mindsets are different now, anyway, and so I'm now wondering whether anyone else today besides me becomes worn down by his dialog? I'm sorry, but his constant barking finally got to me and I had to turn this one off. What's he doing anyway, schtik? I can imagine his answering even "one lump or two?" in high dudgeon. That just gets tiresome after a while, until such affectation of anger, indignation, resentment or whatever degenerates almost into buffoonery. Not everything has to be expressed frankly, my dear.


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