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Too Hot to Handle Details


Alternating effortlessly between comedy and suspense and back again, Too Hot to Handle stars Myrna Loy as a famous aviatrix and Clark Gable as an opportunistic newsreel photographer. Gable and rival shutterbug Walter Pidgeon agree to accompany Loy on her search for her missing brother, sensing a good story and excellent photo op. Their odyssey takes them into the deepest jungles of the Amazon, where Gable's photographic prowess saves everyone's lives when hostile natives attack. Along the way, both Gable and Pidgeon fall in love with Loy. The classic opening sequence in Too Hot to Handle, in which the resourceful Gable fakes a bombing raid for the benefit of his cameras, was allegedly conceived by Buster Keaton, then a free-lance MGM gag man. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:May 27, 1977


Clark Gable
as Chris Hunter
Myrna Loy
as Alma Harding
Walter Pidgeon
as Bill Dennis
Walter Connolly
as Gabby MacArthur
Leo Carrillo
as Hunter's assistant
Leo Carrillo
as Joselito
Johnny Hines
as Parson
Marjorie Main
as Miss Wayne
Henry Kolker
as Pearly Todd
Gregory Gaye
as Popoff
Al Shean
as Gumpert
Willie Fung
as Willie
Nell Craig
as Todd's Secretary
Richard Loo
as Charlie
Robert Emmett Keane
as Foreign Editor
Cyril Ring
as Cameraman
Eddie Parker
as Coast Guard Attendant
Aileen Pringle
as Mrs. MacArthur
Lane Chandler
as Cameraman
James Flavin
as Young Reporter
Josephine Whittell
as "Fake" Mrs. Harding
Virginia Weidler
as Hulda Harding
Walter Miller
as Flyer
Frank Faylen
as Assistant Dubber


Jack Conway
Lawrence Weingarten
Laurence Stallings
John Lee Mahin
Harold Hal Rosson
Franz Waxman
Composer (Music Score)
Dolly Tree
Costume Designer
Arnold A. Gillespie
Special Effects