With Grace Kelly in
He was called "The King". Throughout
the depression, Gable reassured audiences with proof that
the ongoing male strength still existed. "He was
a one-man revolution in masculinity". Gable was,
like many others a native to the likes of Broadway. Yet
his somewhat dangerous sexuality put him one step above
the rest. In his first year, (1931), he had credited himself
to an astonishing 12 films with MGM studios! The most
harsh put-down that anyone ever said to him was, "who
do you think you are, Clark Gable?" Not too shabby
for a first year's work, not too shabby at all. His status
only soared and was ensured by his 1939 performance, "Gone
With The Wind".
Her stardom was so solid, that upon making
her last film with Gable, 1961's "The Misfits",
Marilyn was quoted, "Can you imagine what being kissed
by him meant to me?" Yet throughout his career, he
remained level headed, humble, and remarkably self-assured.
Some of his other essential films that captivated our
hearts were 1932's "Red Dust", "It Happened
One Night" (1934), and "Mutiny On The Bounty"
HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)