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Gable and Lombard Details


The love affair between two of Hollywood's greatest stars of the 1930s and '40s is recounted in this biopic. Clark Gable (James Brolin), the tough but quick-witted leading man often called "the King of Hollywood," meets tart-tongued comic actress Carole Lombard (Jill Clayburgh) at a party, and while the attraction between them isn't immediate (in fact they hate each other at first), as fate keeps bringing them together, they fall deeply in love. Gable is married at the time, and studio chief Louis B. Mayer (Allen Garfield) is afraid that his affair with Lombard will lead to a scandal that will destroy the career of his most valuable star, but Gable and Lombard weather the storm of negative publicity, and after Gable's wife grants him a divorce, he marries Lombard. However, their happy marriage is cut short by Lombard's tragic death as she was selling defense bonds during World War II. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


James Brolin
as Clark Gable
Jill Clayburgh
as Carole Lombard
Allen Garfield
as Louis B. Mayer
Red Buttons
as Ivan Cooper
Melanie Mayron
as Dixie
Carol McGinnis
as Noreen
Joanne Linville
as Ria Gable
Noah Keen
as A. Broderick
Alice Backes
as Hedda Hopper
Morgan Brittany
as Vivien Leigh
Andy Albin
as Forest Ranger
Ross Elliott
as Lombard's Director
Betsy Jones-Moreland
as Party Guest
John Lehne
as Attorney Kramer
Alan Dexter
as Sheriff Ellis
Betsy Jones-Moreland
as Party Guest
John Lehne
as Attorney Kramer
Ross Elliott
as Lombard's Director
Andy Albin
as Forest Ranger


Sidney J. Furie
Harry Korshak
Barry Sandler
Jordan S. Cronenweth
Michel Legrand
Composer (Music Score)
Edward C. Carfagno
Production Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Don Sharpless
Sound/Sound Designer