Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Honky Tonk Details


The marvelous rapport between stars Clark Gable and Lana Turner makes MGM's [[Feature~V126269~Honky Tonk~honkytonk]] seem far more substatianal than it really is. About to be tarred and featherd by an angry mob, frontier con artists Candy Johnson (Gable) and his pal Sniper (Chill Wills) manage to make a quick getaway via train. While on board, Candy strikes up a friendship with Boston-bred Lucy Cotton (Turner), whose "respectable" daddy Judge Cotton (Frank Morgan) turns out to be as big of a sharpster as Candy. For Lucy's sake, Candy decides to use his huckstering skill to good use by helping to build a small-town church, but soon he's up to his old tricks, managing a dance hall and gambling emporium. Growing more ambitious by the minute, Candy intends to take over the whole town with the covert assistance of Judge Cotton. But when Candy marries Lucy (who still doesn't know that he's really a crook at heart!), the enraged Judge exposes Candy's takeover scheme, only to be shot down by the gambling hall's straw boss Hearn (Albert Dekker). In his efforts to set things right and atone for past misdeeds, Candy is separated from Lucy time and time again, but there's never any doubt that a happy ending awaits them both. A TV remake of [[Feature~V126269~Honky Tonk~honkytonk]] surfaced in 1974, with Richard Crenna in the Gable role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Clark Gable
as Candy Johnson
Lana Turner
as Elizabeth Cotton
Frank Morgan
as Judge Cotton
Claire Trevor
as Gold Dust Nelson
Albert Dekker
as Brazos Hearn
Marjorie Main
as Rev. Mrs. Varner
Chill Wills
as The Sniper
Henry O'Neill
as Daniel Wells
Veda Ann Borg
as Pearl
Douglas Wood
as Gov. Wilson
Betty Blythe
as Mrs. Wilson
Jack Baxley
Lew Harvey
as Blackie
Carl Stockdale
Joe Devlin
Sid Saylor
Erville Alderson
as Man with Rail
Charles McAvoy
Hooper Atchley
as Sen. Ford
Eddy Waller
as Train Conductor
Anne O'Neal
as Nurse
Tom Chatterton
as Citizen
Charles Sullivan
Horace Murphy
as Butler
Ray Teal
as Poker Player
Ed Brady
as Waiter
Paul Newlan
as Gentleman
Cy Kendall
as Man with Tar
Dick Rush
as Dentist
Al Bridge
Russell Hicks
as Dr. Otis
Morgan Wallace
as Adams
John Sheehan
Lew Kelly
Demetrius Alexis
as Tug
Henry Roquemore
as Butcher
Don Barclay
as Man with Gun
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Dental Patient
Monte Montague
Dorothy Granger
as Saloon Girl
Howard Mitchell
Ralph Peters
Lee Phelps
as Men in Meeting House
Eddie Gribbon
Edward Cassidy
Will Wright
Fay Holderness
as Bricklayer
Malcolm Waite
Al Hill
as Miner
Jack Carr
as Brazos' Henchman
Ted Oliver
Frank Mills
Elliott Sullivan
as Candy's Man
William Haade
Philip Morris
as Man on Train
Harry Semels
as Pallbearer


Jack Conway
Pandro S. Berman
Marguerite Roberts
Harold Hal Rosson
Milton Ager
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Daniele Amfitheatrof
Composer (Music Score)
Jack Yellen
Blanche Sewell
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Eddie Imazu
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Robert Kalloch
Costume Designer
Gile Steele
Costume Designer