Who is Clark Gable?

American actor Clark Gable (1901 - 1960) reading a script, circa 1955. (Photo by Archive Photos / Getty Images)

Clark Gable (February 1, 1901; Ohio, USA - November 16, 1960, California, USA) Academy Award-winning actor and one of the early sound stage actors.


In 1999, the American Film Institute named Clark Gable the 7th Greatest Actor of All Time. In 1934, he received the best actor Oscar for his film It Happened One Night. His most famous film is Gone with the Wind in 1939, in which he co-starred with Vivien Leigh.

Films 

1930s 

Year # Videos role Starring Actress Director Other Players / Notes
1931 1 The Painted Desert Rance Brett Helen Twelvetrees Howard Higgin Pathé Production. William Boyd, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald.
2 The Easiest Way Nick Feliki, Laundryman Anita Page Jack Conway Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery.
3 Dance, Fools, Dance Jake luva Joan Crawford Harry Beaumont Cliff Edwards. The first of 8 films that Gable made with Joan Crawford.
4 The Finger Points[1] Louis J. Blanco Fay Wray John Francis Dillon Richard Barthelmess, Regis Toomey.
5 The Secret Six Carl luckner Jean Harlow George W. Hill Wallace Beery, Johnny Mack Brown. The first of the 6 films that Gable shot with Jean Harlow.
6 Laughing Sinners Carl loomis Joan Crawford Harry Beaumont Neil Hamilton.
7 A Free Soul Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant Norma Shearer Clarence Brown Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore.[2]
8 Night Nurse Nick, the Chauffeur Barbara Stanwyck William A. Wellman Warner Bros. I'm Lyon, Joan Blondell.
9 Sporting Blood Warren "Rid" Riddell Madge Evans Charles Brabin Gable's first major role
10 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Rodney Spencer Greta Garbo Robert Z. Leonard Jean Hersholt, Alan Hale.
11 Possessed. Mark Whitney Joan Crawford Clarence Brown Wallace Ford, Marjorie White.
12 Hell Divers CPO Steve Nelson Dorothy Jordan George hill Wallace Beery, Conrad Nagel.
1932 13 Polly of the Circus Reverend John Hartley Marion Davies Afred Santell C. Aubrey Smith.
14 Red Dust Dennis carson Jean Harlow Victor Fleming Gene Raymond, Donald Crisp.
Mary Astor
15 Strange Interlude Dr. Ned Darrell Norma Shearer Robert Z. Leonard. Based on Eugene O'Neill's Strange Interlude, Gabble's first film with a mustache.
16 No Man of Her Own Babe stewart C Wesley Ruggles Paramount Picture. Dorothy Mackaill. Gable's only film with Lombard, whom he would later marry.
1933 17 The White Sister (1933 film)[3] Giovanni severi Helen Hayes Victor Fleming Louis stone
18 Hold Your Man Eddie Hall Jean Harlow Sam Wood Stuart Erwin.
19 Night Flight[4] Jules Helen Hayes Clarence Brown John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy.
20 Dancing Lady Patch Gallagher Joan Crawford Robert Z. Leonard Franchot Tone, Robert Benchley, Fred Astaire[5], Nelson Eddy and Three Stooges.
1934 21 It Happened One Night  Peter warne Claudette Colbert Frank Capra Columbia Picture. Walter Connolly, Alan Hale. It is considered one of the best romantic comedies of all time. Gable and Colbert won Oscars for their performance in this film.
22 Men in White (1934 film) Dr. George ferguson Myrna Loy Richard boleslavsky Jean Hersholt, Otto Kruger.
Elizabeth allan
23 Manhattan Melodrama Edward J. "Blackie" Gallagher Myrna Loy WS Van Dyke William Powell.
24 Chained (1934 movie)[8] Michael "Mike" Bradley Joan Crawford Clarence Brown Otto Kruger, Stuart Erwin.
25 Forsaking All Others Jeffrey "Jeff" / "Jeffy" Williams Joan Crawford WS Van Dyke Robert Montgomery, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke.
1935 26 After Office Hours James "Jim" Branch Constance Bennett Robert Z. Leonard Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke.
27 The Call of the Wild Jack thornton Loretta Young[9] William A. Wellman 20th Century
United Artists. Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name.
28 China Seas Captain Alan Gaskell Jean Harlow Tay Garnett With Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley.
Rosalind Russell
29 Mutiny on the Bounty  Lt. Fletcher Christian Frank Lloyd With Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson. It is one of Gable's most famous films. Gable was nominated for an Oscar. It is based on the novel of the same name by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.
1936 30 Wife Vs. Secretary Van stanhope Jean Harlow Clarence Brown With May Robson, James Stewart.
Myrna Loy
31 San Francisco Blackie Norton Jeanette MacDonald WS Van Dyke With Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Shirley Ross. It is one of Gable's famous films.
32 Cain and Mabel Larry cain Marion Davies Lloyd Bacon Warner Bros ..
33 Love on the Run Michael "Mike" Anthony Joan Crawford WS Van Dyke Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen.
1937 34 Parnell Charles stewart parnell Myrna Loy John M. Stahl Edna May Oliver. It is seen as one of Gable's worst movies.
35 Saratoga Duke Bradley Jean Harlow[12] Jack Conway Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan. Gable's last movie with Harlow.
1938 36 Test Pilot Jim Lane Myrna Loy Victor Fleming Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore.
37 Too Hot to Handle  Christopher "Chris" Hunter Myrna Loy Jack Conway Walter Connolly, Walter Pidgeon. Gable's last movie with Loy.
1939 38 Idiot's Delight Harry van Norma Shearer Clarence Brown Adaptation from Robert Sherwood's play.
39 Gone With the Wind  Rhett Butler Vivien Leigh Victor Fleming Selznick-International / MGM production. Shot on Technicolor. Leslie Howard, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel. Adapted from Margaret Mitchell's book of the same name. Considered one of the greatest movies of all time, the movie is Gable's most famous movie.
Olivia de Havilland

1940s 

Year # Videos role Starring Actress Director Other Players / Notes
1940 40 Strange Cargo André Verne Joan Crawford Frank Borzage Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas. Gable's last movie with Crawford.
41 Boom Town Big John McMasters Claudette Colbert Jack Conway Spencer Tracy, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill.
Hedy Lamarr
42 Comrade X McKinley B. "Mac" Thompson Hedy Lamarr King Vidor Oscar Homolka.
1941 43 They Met in Bombay Gerald meldrick Rosalind Russell Clarence Brown Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen.
44 Honky Tonk "Candy" Johnson Lana Turner Jack Conway Frank Morgan, Marjorie Main, Albert Dekker. Gable's first film with Turner.
Claire Trevor
1942 45 Somewhere I'll Find You Jonathan "Jonny" Davis Lana Turner Wesley Ruggles Robert Sterling, Reginald Owen. Gable's II. His last film before joining the Air Force in World War II.
1945 46 Adventure Harry Patterson Greer Garson Victor Fleming Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell.
1947 47 The Hucksters Victor Albee Norman Deborah Kerr Jack Conway Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold.
Ava Gardner
1948 48 Homecoming  Desert. Ulysses Delby "Lee" Johnson Lana Turner Mervyn LeRoy John Hodiak.
Anne Baxter
49 Command Decision Brig. Gene. KC 'Casey' Dennis _ Sam Wood Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Hodiak, Edward Arnold, Marshall Thompson.
1949 50 Any Number Can Play  Charley Enley Kyng A Mervyn LeRoy Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan.

1950s 

Year # Videos role Starring Actress Director Other Players / Notes
1950 51 Key to the City Steve fisk Loretta Young George Sidney Frank Morgan, James Gleason, Marilyn Maxwell and Raymond Burr.
52 To Please a Lady[19] Mike brannan Barbara Stanwyck Clarence Brown Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer, Roland Winters.
1951 53 Across the Wide Missouri Flint mitchell María Elena Marqués William Wellman Shot on Technicolor. John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, Adolphe Menjou, Jack Holt.
54 Callaway Went Thataway himself _ Norman Panama Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, Howard Keel. Gable, Esther Williams, and Elizabeth Taylor guest-starred in the film.
Melvin Frank
1952 55 Lone Star Devereaux Burke Ava Gardner Vincent Sherman Broderick Crawford.
1953 56 Never Let Me Go [1] Philip sutherland G Delmer Daves Richard Haydn.
57 Mogambo  Victor marswell Ava Gardner John Ford It was shot in Africa with Technicolor studios. Donald Sinden.
Grace Kelly
1954 58 Betrayed Desert. Pieter Deventer Lana Turner Gottfried Reinhardt Victor Mature, Louis Calhern. Gable's last film with MGM.
1955 59 Soldier of Fortune Hank lee Susan Hayward Edward Dmytryk 20th Century-Fox Production. Michael Rennie, Gene Barry. Cinemascope and Deluxe color.
60 The Tall Men Colonel Ben Allison Jane Russell Raoul Walsh Produced by 20th Century-Fox. Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell. Cinemascope and Deluxe color.
1956 61 The King and Four Queens Dan kehoe Eleanor Parker Raoul Walsh A Russ-Feild-Gabco - United Artists. Jo Van Fleet, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols. Cinemascope and Deluxe color.
1957 62 Band of Angels Hamish Bond Yvonne de Carlo Raoul Walsh Warner Bros. making. Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Patric Knowles.
1958 63 Run Silent Run Deep Cmdr. "Rich" Richardson Mary LaRoche Robert Wise A Hecht-Hill-Lancaster - United Artists. Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Don Rickles.
64 Teacher's Pet James Gannon / James Gallangher Doris Day George Seaton Paramount construction. Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams.
1959 65 But Not for Me Russell "Russ" Ward Carroll Baker Walter Lang A Paramount production. Lee J. Cobb.
Lilli Palmer

1960s 

Year # Videos role Starring Actress Director Other Players / Notes
1960 66 It Started in Naples Michael Hamilton Sophia Loren Melville Shavelson A Paramount production. Vittorio De Sica. It was shot in Italy.
1961 67 The Misfits Gaylord "Gay" Langdon Marilyn Monroe John Huston A Seven Arts-John Huston - United Artists. Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach. The last movie of Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Gable passed away before the movie was released.

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