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Mogambo -- Clark Gable is in the center of a steamy love triangle as a big-game hunter pursued by Grace Kelly as a prim and proper British woman and Ava Gardner as a brash American showgirl.

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Director:
Writers:
John Lee Mahin (screenplay)
Wilson Collison (play)
Contact:
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Release Date:
9 October 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Actually filmed by M-G-M on safari...amid authentic scenes of unrivalled savagery and awe-inspiring splendor! See more »
Plot:
Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(24 articles)
Daily | “The Essential John Ford”
 (From Keyframe. 5 July 2015, 6:02 AM, PDT)

Gilles Jacob’s Journey From Film Critic to Cannes Fest Honcho
 (From Variety - Film News. 15 May 2015, 10:00 AM, PDT)

Sir Donald Sinden obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 12 September 2014, 9:24 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clark Gable ... Victor Marswell

Ava Gardner ... Eloise Y. Kelly

Grace Kelly ... Linda Nordley

Donald Sinden ... Donald Nordley
Philip Stainton ... John Brown-Pryce

Eric Pohlmann ... Leon Boltchak
Laurence Naismith ... Skipper
Denis O'Dea ... Father Josef
Samburu ... Themselves (as Samburu tribe of Kenya Colony)
Wagenia ... Themselves (as Wagenia tribe of Belgian Congo)
Bahaya ... Themselves (as Bahaya tribe of Tanganyika)
M'Beti ... Themselves (as M'Beti tribe of French Equatorial Africa)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asa Etula ... Young native girl (uncredited)
Bruce Seton ... Wilson (uncredited)

Directed by
John Ford 
 
Writing credits
John Lee Mahin (screenplay)

Wilson Collison (play)

Produced by
Sam Zimbalist .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
Freddie Young (director of photography) (as F.A.Young)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Clarke 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Junge 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Garde .... makeup artist
Maude Onslow .... hairdressing (as Maud Onslow)
 
Production Management
Roy Parkinson .... unit manager
Stanley Goldsmith .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cecil F. Ford .... assistant director (as Cecil Ford)
Wingate Smith .... assistant director
John Pellatt .... assistant director: gorilla footage (uncredited)
Peter Price .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sash Fisher .... sound recordist (as A.S. Fisher)
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
Hugh Strain .... sound assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Howard .... special effects
Bert Monk .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bunny Allen .... stunt double: Clark Gable (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator
Skeets Kelly .... camera operator (as Graham Kelly)
Neil Binney .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator: gorilla footage (uncredited)
Stephen Dade .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Jackson Drury .... camera operator: gorilla footage (uncredited)
Kelvin Pike .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jack Whitehead .... director of photography: gorilla footage (uncredited)
Doug Wolf .... camera operator: gorilla footage (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen Rose .... costumes
 
Other crew
Joan Bridge .... Technicolor colour consultant
Angela Martelli .... continuity
Bunny Allen .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Frank Allen .... researcher (uncredited)
Frank Allen .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt .... director: gorilla footage (uncredited)
Eva Monley .... production coordinator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
116 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1954) | Netherlands:18 (re-rating) (1954) | Portugal:M/12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video rating: 111m) (2004) | USA:Approved (PCA #16530) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
The shoot required 13 dining tents, a travelling movie theatre, an entertainment tent with pool tables, a hospital with its own X-ray machine, luxurious private tents for the stars and even a jail.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the trio are singing around the piano, Brownie can be seen standing close to Nordley on Nordley's right-hand side. However in the shot of Marswell in the doorway, only Nordley can be seen at the piano in the background - Brownie has disappeared.See more »
Quotes:
Eloise Kelly:Everything snarls around this joint!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
COMIN' THROUGH THE RYESee more »

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75 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
In Loving Memory of my Father, 1 August 2005
Author: djmystiqueuk from United Kingdom

I would like to share with those of you who might be interested to know that my Father Mr Abiodun Oke Hughes was part of the tribal cast in this film.

I remember growing up with that in mind and though I did a search for the cast tribe here on this site, unfortunately there wasn't one available to me.

So I wanted to do this, so all concerned would know how much we all still have the fondest memories of all his wondrous adventures while he was growing up.

Dad was only just in his 30's when this film was made and when I captured that 5 second shot of him out in the jungle, though it's only for a few seconds it still makes me proud to see it.

It still amazes me to know that my Dad worked along side the most unforgettable stars.

I guess I'm very proud to know the things I do about him. So I'd like to add my Father's memory for those of you out there, not only for my Family but also for my Dad. (may he rest in peace) So here's to you Daddy.

Abiodun Oke Hughes (19-12 to 19-86) We all love and Miss you

Ruth x

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