Gable, Clark: Filmography (Output of 67 Features)

Clark Gable began his screen career as an extra in White Man (1924), Forbidden Paradise, The Pacemakers, Declassée, The Merry Kiddo, What Price Gloria? The Merry Widow, The Plastic Age, North Star, Ben-Hur (all in 1925), The Johnstown Flood, One Minute to Play (1926), Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930).

Film Output:

Gable appeared in 67 feature films, from 1931 and 1961.

1931

The Painted Desert, as Rance Brett
Helen Twelvetrees
Howard Higgin
A Pathé Exchange Production. With William Boyd, William Farnum, J. Farrell MacDonald.

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

Dance, Fools, Dance, as Jake Luva
Joan Crawford
Harry Beaumont
With Cliff Edwards. The first of eight films Gable did with Crawford.

The Finger Points, as Louis J. Blanco
Fay Wray
John Francis Dillon
With Richard Barthelmess, Regis Toomey.

The Secret Six, Carl Luckner
Jean Harlow
George W. Hill
With Wallace Beery, Johnny Mack Brown. The first of six films Gable made with Harlow.

Laughing Sinners, as Carl Loomis
Joan Crawford
Harry Beaumont
With Neil Hamilton.

A Free Soul, as Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant
Norma Shearer
Clarence Brown
With Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore.[1]

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

Sporting BloodGable’s first starring role, as Warren “Rid” Riddell
Madge Evans
Charles Brabin

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

Possessed
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.

1932

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. The first film, with Gable in a moustache.

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

1933

The White Sister
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 Oscar 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.

Chained
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.

1935

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
William A. Wellman
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, for which he received Best Actor Oscar nomination.

1936

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

San Francisco 
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
Cosmopolitan Production released by Warner Bros.

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

1937

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

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

1938

Test Pilot
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.

1939

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
Rhett Butler
Vivien Leigh
Victor Fleming
A Selznick-International-MGM Production. 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’s most famous role, for which he received his third and last Best Actor nomination.

 

1940

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.

1941

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

1942

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.

1945

Adventure
Harry Patterson
Greer Garson
Victor Fleming
With Joan Blondell and Thomas Mitchell. Gable’s first post-WWII film, marketed as, “Gable’s back and Garson’s Got Him!”

1947

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

1948

Homecoming
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.

1949

Any Number Can Play
Charley Enley Kyng
Alexis Smith
Mervyn LeRoy

1950

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

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

1951

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

1952

Lone Star
Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner
Vincent Sherman
With Broderick Crawford.

1953

Never Let Me Go
Philip Sutherland
Gene Tierney
Delmer Daves
With Richard Haydn.

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

1954

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

1955

Soldier of Fortune
Hank Lee
Susan Hayward
Edward Dmytryk
20th Century-Fox Production. With Michael Rennie, Gene Barry. Cinemascope and Deluxe color.

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

1956

The King and Four Queens (only film Gable served as producer)
Dan Kehoe
Eleanor Parker
Raoul Walsh
A Russ-Feild-Gabco Production, released through United Artists. With Jo Van Fleet, Jean Willes, Barbara Nichols.

1957

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

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
Russell “Russ” Ward
Carroll Baker
Walter Lang
A Paramount Production. With Lee J. Cobb. VistaVision.
Lilli Palmer

1960

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

1961  (posthumous release)

The Misfits
Gaylord “Gay” Langdon
Marilyn Monroe
John Huston
Seven Arts-John Huston Production, released through United Artists. With Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach.

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