MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,471 this week

Gable and Lombard (1976)

5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 379 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 11 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 686 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 118 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
 
a list of 6 titles
created 05 Oct 2013
 
a list of 697 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Gable and Lombard (1976)

Gable and Lombard (1976) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Gable and Lombard.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Jeannie Berlin, Roy Scheider, Rebecca Dianna Smith
Purple Hearts (1984)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In middle of the Vietnam war a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee
The Lawyer (1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer 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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A story of two motorcycle racers, the inept, unsuspecting Little Faus (Micheal J.Pollard) and the opportunistic, womanizing Halsey Knox (Redford)

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Robert Redford, Michael J. Pollard, Lauren Hutton
It's My Turn (1980)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A successful but stressed mathematics professor (Clayburgh) goes to her father's wedding and falls in love with her father's bride's son (Douglas), a prematurely retired pro baseball player... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Weill
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Michael Douglas, Charles Grodin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A computer programmer decides to become a thief. And when he starts making waves an insurance investigator hounds him. He also meets a woman who becomes his accomplice.

Director: Bud Yorkin
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Peter Vaughan, Derren Nesbitt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Ernest Lehman
Stars: Richard Benjamin, Karen Black, Lee Grant
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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
Hanna K. (1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An Israeli lawyer is defending a Palestinian charged by The Military Court System in the Israeli-Occupied Territories. It's a tough case because of a strong political background.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Jean Yanne, Gabriel Byrne
Going Back II (2001)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea
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
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Ria Gable
...
Carol McGinnis ...
Noah Keen ...
Alan Dexter ...
Sheriff Ellis (as Alan D. Dexter)
S. John Launer ...
William Bryant ...
Alice Backes ...
John Lehne ...
Robert Karnes ...
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:

8 October 1976 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Gable & Lombard  »

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

Even though Gable is seen in uniform when Lombard's plane crashes, he didn't actually enlist in Army Air Force until six months after her death. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Lie So Bad, Why Bother Telling It?
21 November 2006 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

Have you ever heard a lie so supremely unbelievable (based upon what you know), you feel insulted and wish the teller were a better liar? That's how I felt suffering through the first 30 minutes of "Gable and Lombard". Historical inaccuracy upon historical inaccuracy tarnishes this telling of the love between two of Hollywood's brightest stars. There' nothing histrionically bad here (despite Clayburgh's terrible miscasting), production values are exceptional; yet movies such as "Gable and Lombard" can be career killers, and the producers deserved to lose every penny they invested. While no one's career was completely killed, James Brolin (who actually does a pretty good job) was never offered another major film role. Sidney J. Furie, who impressed so much with "The Ipcress File," "The Appaloosa" and "Lady Sings the Blues" found himself directing "Superman 4: The Quest for Peace" and the "Iron Eagle" series. Ironically, Jill Clayburgh, given her near inept performance as Carole Lombard, fared the best, snatching up hit roles in "Silver Streak," and Oscar nominations for "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over." Clayburgh's problems playing Lombard are not entirely her fault; Clayburgh is simply not classy enough or pretty enough to play Lombard. Much of Lombard's appeal was her ability to handle vulgar material in a classy way. Coarse language can seem almost charming, depending upon how it's delivered. Lombard could pull it off for the same reasons Katherine Hepburn could do it, because she had the refinement.

Since I didn't finish the movie, I won't rate it. "Gable and Lombard" is okay as fiction, but I would have greatly preferred it had the writer stayed as closely as dramatically possible to the true story.


5 of 7 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
Over-Rated Romance supowell
Who made the decision to make the ending completely inaccurate and why? lenramirez
Discuss Gable and Lombard (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?