Gable, Clark: Career; Filmography, Female Star, Director

Year  Title  Role  Star Director

1931: The Painted Desert

As Rance Brett, co-starring Helen Twelvetrees and Howard Higgin
Pathé Exchange Production.

Cast: William Boyd, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald.

1931: The Easiest Way
Nick Feliki, Laundryman
Anita Page
Jack Conway
With Constance Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Montgomery.

1931: Dance, Fools, Dance

As Jake Luva, Joan Crawford, Harry Beaumont

The first of 8 films Gable did with Crawford.

1931: The Finger Points

As Louis J. Blanco, Fay Wray, John Francis Dillon
Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Regis Toomey.

1931: The Secret Six

As Carl Luckner, Jean Harlow, George W. Hill
With Wallace Beery, Johnny Mack Brown.

The first of 6 films Gable made with Harlow.

1931: Laughing Sinners

As Carl Loomis, Joan Crawford, Harry Beaumont
With Neil Hamilton.

1931: A Free Soul

As Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant, Norma Shearer, Clarence Brown
Cast: Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore.

1931: Night Nurse

As Nick, the Chauffeur, Barbara Stanwyck, William A. Wellman
Warner Bros. Production. With Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell.

1931: Sporting Blood

As Warren “Rid” Riddell, Madge Evans, Charles Brabin
Gable’s first starring role.

Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
Rodney Spencer
Greta Garbo
Robert Z. Leonard
With Jean Hersholt, Alan Hale.

Mark Whitney
Joan Crawford
Clarence Brown
With Wallace Ford, Marjorie White.

Hell Divers
C.P.O. Steve Nelson
Dorothy Jordan
George W. Hill
With Wallace Beery, Conrad Nagel.


Polly of the Circus
Reverend John Hartley
Marion Davies
Alfred Santell
With C. Aubrey Smith.

Red Dust
Dennis Carson
Jean Harlow
Victor Fleming
With Gene Raymond, Donald Crisp.
Mary Astor

Strange Interlude
Dr. Ned Darrell
Norma Shearer
Robert Z. Leonard.
Based on the play by Eugene O’Neill. This is the first film where Gable sports a moustache.

No Man of Her Own
Jerry “Babe” Stewart
Carole Lombard
Wesley Ruggles
A Paramount Picture. With Dorothy Mackaill. Gable’s only film with Lombard, whom he later married.


The White Sister[4]
Giovanni Severi
Helen Hayes
Victor Fleming
With Louis Stone

Hold Your Man
Eddie Hall
Jean Harlow
Sam Wood
With Stuart Erwin.

Night Flight
Jules Fabian
Helen Hayes
Clarence Brown
With John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy.
Dancing Lady
Patch Gallagher
Joan Crawford
Robert Z. Leonard
With Franchot Tone, Robert Benchley, Fred Astaire,[5] Nelson Eddy, and the Three Stooges.

1934: It Happened One Night
Peter Warne
Claudette Colbert
Frank Capra
A Columbia Picture. With Walter Connolly, Alan Hale. Generally regarded as one of the all-time great romantic comedies. Gable and Colbert won Academy Awards for their performances.

Men in White
Dr. George Ferguson
Myrna Loy
Richard Boleslavsky
With Jean Hersholt, Otto Kruger.
Elizabeth Allan

Manhattan Melodrama
Edward J. “Blackie” Gallagher
Myrna Loy
W. S. Van Dyke
With William Powell.

Michael “Mike” Bradley
Joan Crawford
Clarence Brown
With Otto Kruger, Stuart Erwin.

Forsaking All Others
Jeffrey “Jeff” / “Jeffy” Williams
Joan Crawford
W. S. Van Dyke
With Robert Montgomery, Charles Butterworth, Billie Burke.


After Office Hours
James “Jim” Branch
Constance Bennett
Robert Z. Leonard
With Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke.

The Call of the Wild
Jack Thornton
Loretta Young[9]
William A. Wellman
A 20th Century Production, released through United Artists. With Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen. Loosely adapted from the novel by Jack London.

China Seas
Captain Alan Gaskell
Jean Harlow
Tay Garnett
With Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley.
Rosalind Russell

Mutiny on the Bounty
Lt. Fletcher Christian

Frank Lloyd
With Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson. One of Gable’s most famous films. He received an Academy Award nomination for his performance.[12] Based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.


Wife vs. Secretary
Van Stanhope
Jean Harlow
Clarence Brown
With May Robson, James Stewart.
Myrna Loy

San Francisco [13]
Blackie Norton
Jeanette MacDonald
W. S. Van Dyke
With Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, Shirley Ross. Another of Gable’s biggest hits.

Cain and Mabel
Larry Cain
Marion Davies
Lloyd Bacon
A Cosmopolitan Production released by Warner Bros.

Love on the Run
Michael “Mike” Anthony
Joan Crawford
W. S. Van Dyke
With Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen.

Charles Stewart Parnell
Myrna Loy
John M. Stahl
With Edna May Oliver. Generally regarded as Gable’s worst film.[14]


Duke Bradley
Jean Harlow[15]
Jack Conway
With Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan. Gable’s last film with Harlow.

Test Pilot [16]
Jim Lane
Myrna Loy
Victor Fleming
With Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore.

Too Hot to Handle
Christopher “Chris” Hunter
Myrna Loy
Jack Conway
With Walter Connolly, Walter Pidgeon. Gable’s last film with Loy.

Idiot’s Delight
Harry Van
Norma Shearer
Clarence Brown
Based on the play by Robert Sherwood. Gable performs Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz”.
Gone with the Wind[17][18]
Rhett Butler
Vivien Leigh
Victor Fleming[19]
A Selznick-International / MGM Production. Filmed in Technicolor. With Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel. Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell. One of the best-loved movies of all time. Gable received an Academy Award nomination for what is generally regarded as his most famous performance

Strange Cargo
André Verne
Joan Crawford
Frank Borzage
With Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas. Gable’s last film with Crawford.[20]
Boom Town
Big John McMasters
Claudette Colbert
Jack Conway
With Spencer Tracy, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill.
Hedy Lamarr
Comrade X
McKinley B. “Mac” Thompson
Hedy Lamarr
King Vidor
With Oscar Homolka.

They Met in Bombay
Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell
Clarence Brown
With Peter Lorre, Reginald Owen.

Honky Tonk
“Candy” Johnson
Lana Turner
Jack Conway
With Frank Morgan, Marjorie Main, Albert Dekker. Gable’s first film with Turner.
Claire Trevor

Somewhere I’ll Find You
Jonathan “Jonny” Davis
Lana Turner
Wesley Ruggles
With Robert Sterling, Reginald Owen. Gable’s last film before enlisting in the Army Air Corps during World War II.


Harry Patterson
Greer Garson
Victor Fleming
With Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell. Gable’s first post-World War II film, and the one with the now classic tag line, “Gable’s back, and Garson’s Got Him!”.

The Hucksters
Victor Albee Norman
Deborah Kerr
Jack Conway
With Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold.
Ava Gardner

Col. Ulysses Delby “Lee” Johnson
Lana Turner
Mervyn LeRoy
With John Hodiak.
Anne Baxter
Command Decision
Brig. Gen. K.C. ‘Casey’ Dennis
Sam Wood
With Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Hodiak, Edward Arnold, Marshall Thompson.

Any Number Can Play
Charley Enley Kyng
Alexis Smith
Mervyn LeRoy
With Wendell Corey, Audrey Totter, Frank Morgan.

Key to the City
Steve Fisk
Loretta Young
George Sidney
With Frank Morgan,[21] James Gleason, Marilyn Maxwell, and Raymond Burr.

To Please a Lady
Mike Brannan
Barbara Stanwyck
Clarence Brown
With Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer, Roland Winters.

Across the Wide Missouri
Flint Mitchell
María Elena Marqués
William Wellman
Filmed in Technicolor. With John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalbán, Adolphe Menjou, Jack Holt.

Lone Star
Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner
Vincent Sherman
With Broderick Crawford.
Never Let Me Go[3]
Philip Sutherland
Gene Tierney
Delmer Daves
With Richard Haydn.

Victor Marswell
Ava Gardner
John Ford
Filmed in Technicolor on location in Africa. With Donald Sinden. Grace Kelly


Col. Pieter Deventer
Lana Turner
Gottfried Reinhardt
With Victor Mature, Louis Calhern. Gable’s last film under his MGM contract.

Soldier of Fortune
Hank Lee
Susan Hayward
Edward Dmytryk
A 20th Century-Fox Production. With Michael Rennie, Gene Barry. Filmed in Cinemascope and Deluxe color. Gable’s first wide-screen film.

The Tall Men
Colonel Ben Allison
Jane Russell
Raoul Walsh
A 20th Century-Fox Production. With Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell. Filmed in Cinemascope and Deluxe color.

The King and Four Queens
Dan Kehoe
Eleanor Parker
Raoul Walsh
A Russ-Feild-Gabco Production, released through United Artists. With Jo Van Fleet, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols. Filmed in Cinemascope and Deluxe color. Gable’s only attempt at producing one of his films.

Band of Angels
Hamish Bond
Yvonne de Carlo
Raoul Walsh
A Warner Bros. Production. With Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Patric Knowles. Filmed in WarnerColor.

Run Silent, Run Deep
Cmdr. P. J. “Rich” Richardson
Mary LaRoche
Robert Wise
A Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Production, released through United Artists. With Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Don Rickles.
Teacher’s Pet
James Gannon / James Gallagher
Doris Day
George Seaton
A Paramount Production. With Gig Young, Nick Adams. Filmed in VistaVision.
Mamie Van Doren

1959: But Not for Me

As Russell “Russ” Ward, Carroll Baker, Walter Lang
Paramount Production. With Lee J. Cobb. Filmed in VistaVision.
Lilli Palmer

1960: It Started in Naples
As Michael Hamilton, Sophia Loren, Melville Shavelson
Paramount Production. With Vittorio De Sica. Filmed in Technicolor on location in Italy.

1961: The Misfits

As Gaylord “Gay” Langdon, Marilyn Monroe, John Huston
Seven Arts-John Huston Production, released through United Artists.

Cast: Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach.

Gable’s very last film, his 66th, was posthumously released