5.1/10
406
28 user 12 critic

Gable and Lombard (1976)

A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Barnard Hughes
Godspell (1973)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An adaption of the musical, in a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A scientist invents a formula that removes old, thinning hair and replaces it with thick, new hair. Complications ensue.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Stars: Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton
Fuzz (1972)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, Jack Weston
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Rita Hayworth, José Ferrer, Aldo Ray
Certificate: M Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Carla Campbell receives maintenance payment by three former GIs who all believe to be the father of her daughter Gia.

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A tough, New York ex-cop relentlessly searches for his kidnapped teenage daughter whom is held by a twisted psycho after mistaking her for the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: James Brolin, Cliff Gorman, Richard S. Castellano
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

W.C. Fields is an American original, the curmudgeonly master of wit and good, mean fun.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, John Marley
Steel Cowboy (TV Movie 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Trucker Clayton Ray Davis is on the verge of financial ruin. His truck is about to be repossesed and he sees no way out. So when Pinky Pinchus approaches him with an opportunity to make ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey S. Laidman
Stars: James Brolin, Rip Torn, Jennifer Warren
The Lawyer (1970)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young lawyer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Barry Newman, Harold Gould, Diana Muldaur
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Ria Gable
...
Carol McGinnis ...
Noah Keen ...
Alan Dexter ...
Sheriff Ellis (as Alan D. Dexter)
S. John Launer ...
...
Colonel (as Bill Bryant)
Alice Backes ...
John Lehne ...
...
Gable's Director
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Party Guest
Edit

Storyline

A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They had more than love...they had FUN! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 1976 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Os Ídolos Também Amam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Clark Gable was indeed sued in a paternity suit and he did wind up in the courtroom. However, Carole Lombard did not come to Gable's defense. Gable was able to prove he was not in England where the conception was said to have taken place and the woman was sent to a year in jail for slandering his name. See more »

Goofs

When Gable drives onto the Paramount lot to talk to Lombard about starring in "No Man Of Her Own" (released in 1932), a billboard outside her dressing room advertises "The Princess Comes Across" - a Lombard picture not produced until four years later. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sneak Previews: The Best and Worst Films of 1976 (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mediocre, brash, and impudent
29 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To be frank, this film was nothing but a ghost of one of the greatest love stories in Hollywood. When looking at it from a purely fictional standpoint, Gable and Lombard could be a mildly entertaining film, which is why I gave it a three to save it from utter ruination. But when looking from a historical standpoint and becoming familiar with the real Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, one realizes how ridiculous this film really is. The poorly written script should have been based upon the novel by Warren G. Harris rather than fantasy while the casting offices should have looked for actors better suited for the parts. While James Brolin did what he could with a poorly written part, he certainly was no Gable and ended up performing a dull imitation of one of the greatest legends Hollywood has ever known. But my main concern was with the terrible miscasting of Jill Clayburgh as the iconoclastic Lombard. She was entirely wrong for the part in both physicality and personality and ended up coming off as crude and impudent. The real Lombard was hardly such and while she used the language that Clayburgh shouted over and over again in the film, in reality it did not come off in the cheap manner that Clayburgh performed it in. Those closest to Lombard said she used class with her swearing and certainly Clayburgh was entirely incapable of portraying the class associated with Lombard's personality. While Clayburgh is not a terrible actress, she could not become the essence of Lombard and again it eventuated in a cheap mimicry of one of Hollywood's most signature actresses. Addressing that other problem associated with Clayburgh's casting, her nonexistent physical resemblance to the real Lombard, comes off as a travesty. While I would normally overlook poor physical resemblances to the real life people an actor is portraying, it was nearly impossible to do whilst watching a tall, shrill woman portraying a woman who, in reality, was petite and classy. I will grant that Clayburgh, perhaps, did all that she could to capture Lombard but certainly it did not seem so when watching this pathetic film.

Gable and Lombard eventuated in a shrewd, mediocre film that is not worth the time that it takes in dragging the viewer through the unbearable misrepresentations of various figures of Hollywood's classic period. If you are brilliant enough of a magician to suspend the image of the real Clark Gable and Carole Lombard long enough to see through the historical inaccuracies and rather mediocre acting, Gable and Lombard can be enjoyable. Certainly, I wouldn't be one to suggest it.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Obvious Inaccuracy HauntedGirl
Theatre Version? mkrom
Any truth in this film? XDumbledork
Who made the decision to make the ending completely inaccurate and why? lenramirez
Over-Rated Romance supowell
Discuss Gable and Lombard (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?