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No Man of Her Own (1932)

A con man on the run from the police falls for a librarian.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Maurine Dallas Watkins (screen play) (as Maurine Watkins), Milton Herbert Gropper (screen play) (as Milton H. Gropper) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Jerry 'Babe' Stewart
Carole Lombard ... Connie Randall
Dorothy Mackaill ... Kay Everly
Grant Mitchell ... Charlie Vane
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Randall
George Barbier ... Mr. Randall
J. Farrell MacDonald ... 'Dickie' Collins
Tommy Conlon ... Willie Randall
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Mr. Morton
Paul Ellis ... Vargas
Charley Grapewin ... Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberta Gregory Roberta Gregory
Dixie Lee Hall Dixie Lee Hall ... Girl in the Library
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Storyline

Clark Gable plays a card cheat who has to go on the lam to avoid a pesky cop. He meets a lonely, but slightly wild, librarian, Carole Lombard, while he is hiding out. The two get married after Lombard wins a coin flip and they move back to the city. Gable continues his gambling/cheating scheme unbeknownst to Lombard. When she discovers his "other life", she presures him to quit. Gable feels crowded and tells her that he is leaving for South America. In fact, Gable has decided he wants to go straight and turns himself in to the cop... Written by Jordan Caldwell <jcaldwell@tamu.edu>

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Gable as You Want him, A love 'em and leave 'em gambler, whose insults only added fuel to a woman's reckless devotion. (Print Ad- Register-Herald, ((Pine Plains, NY)) 6 January 1933)

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Bed of Her Own See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented television presentations took place in Omaha Tuesday 24 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), in Los Angeles 4 December 1959 on KNXT (Channel 2), and in Cleveland 12 October 1960 on WJW (Channel 8). It was released on DVD 22 May 2007 as part of the Universal Cinema Classics series and, since that time, has also enjoyed an occasional airing on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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In the very beginning of the movie, Carole Lombard's character Connie Randall, is talking on the phone to a man who sounds like someone interested in courting her. She calls him George. Moments later she calls the clerk where she gets a pack of cigarettes George too. See more »

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Quite a delight
19 January 2006 | by IncalculacableSee all my reviews

I mainly got this out because I wanted to see some eye candy: Clark Gable and the wonderful Carole Lombard (plus all the wonderful '30s fashions). It's a good screwball comedy, but a little boring until Carole Lombard comes into the picture. I found some scenes unnecessary and a little boring, but there are some genuinely good scenes with Lombard in it - she really is the queen of screwball comedies. Her comic timing is wonderful. I was very much impressed. Clark is as usual very handsome and sexy. I'm not familiar with the pre Hollywood code but I guess this would be fairly risqué as Carole is shown in her underwear. A good movie, nothing special, but fun to watch.


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