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They Met in Bombay Details


They Met in Bombay is a typical MGM star vehicle, in which the leading players are called upon to carry a pencil-thin plotline on the force of sheer personality. Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell play Gerald Meldrick and Anya Von Duren, a pair of rival jewel thieves at large in India. Both parties are after the same prize, a priceless diamond owned by the Duchess of Beltravers (Jessie Ralph). To inveigle their way into the Duchess' confidence, Gerald poses as a Scotland Yard detective, while Anya pretends to be an aristocrat. After several reels of cross-purposes, hero and heroine decide to team up, keeping one step ahead of a diligent police inspector (Matthew Boulton) and mercenary freighter captain Chang (Peter Lorre). Both Gerald and Anya betray the nobler sides of their natures in the final reels, participating in a pitched battle against invading Japanese military forces. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Clark Gable
as Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell
as Anya Von Duren
Peter Lorre
as Capt. Chang
Reginald Owen
as The General
Matthew Boulton
as Inspector Cressney
Jessie Ralph
as Duchess of Beltravers
Luis Alberni
as Maitre d'hotel
Rosina Galli
as Carmencita
Jay Novello
as Bolo
Roland Got
as Young Foo Sing
David Thursby
as Sergeant
Miles Mander
Richard Loo
as Japanese Officer
David Clyde
Judith Wood
as Nurse
Alan Ladd
as British Soldier
Leslie Vincent
as Lt. Ashley
Harry Cording
as Corporal
Cornelius Keefe
as Officer
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Hotel Manager
Philip Ahn
Nanette Vallon
as Beauty Operator
Keye Luke
as Mr. Toy


Clarence Brown
Hunt Stromberg
Leon Gordon
Anita Loos
William H. Daniels
Herbert Stothart
Composer (Music Score)
Blanche Sewell
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects