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They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 1941 (USA)
A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Edwin Justus Mayer (screen play), Anita Loos (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell ... Anya Von Duren
Peter Lorre ... Captain Chang
Jessie Ralph ... Duchess of Beltravers
Reginald Owen ... The General
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector Cressney
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
Luis Alberni ... Maitre d'hotel
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Carmencita
Jay Novello ... Bolo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keye Luke ... Mr. Toy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The best-laid plans of jewel thief Gable and lady crook Russell fall apart when the thief unintentionally becomes a hero while posing as a British officer. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

Stealing jewels for profit . . . and hearts for pleasure! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bombay now known as Mumbai, had its name changed in the year 1996. The present name was inspired by the local Goddess 'Mumbadevi'. See more »

Goofs

When the Japanese soldiers confront our hero in the town square, and again when the Japanese set an ambush on the road, they are wearing German "coal scuttle" helmets. In fact, contemporary photographs of the Japanese Army in China (e.g., during the Rape of Nanking) show Japanese soldiers with German army "coal scuttle" helmets, which, obviously, were purchased from Nazi Germany. See more »

Quotes

Gerald Meldrick: It's my duty to arrest you... but how can a man put handcuffs on moonlight?
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Connections

Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule Britannia
(uncredited)
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Played as part of the score at the hospital
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insignificant fun
18 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is rather formulaic. Clark plays an international con man thief who falls in love with a female version of himself (Ms. Russell). While this certainly doesn't break any new ground and is a very predictable by-the-numbers MGM production, you are still left with a movie that is great fun but won't change your life. I, for one, love films like this. That's because I like the formula--as did the rest of America at the time. That's because despite its short-comings the film was dripping with quality. Both actors are at the top of their game, the writing and dialog is snappy fun and the direction is on target. All-in-all, a lot of fun and sure to please fans of this genre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

27 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,380,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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