Film The Best Clark Gable Movies  

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List of the best Clark Gable movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Clark Gable's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Clark Gable movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Clark Gable movies will be at the top of the list. Clark Gable has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Clark Gable movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Clark Gable films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Everything from Men in White to The Painted Desert is included on this list.

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Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more

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It Happened One Night Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more

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The Misfits Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Eli Wallach The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was directed by John Huston. It stars Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach ...more

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Mutiny on the Bounty Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the ...more

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Red Dust Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Maggie Cheung Red Dust is a 1932 American romantic drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Mary Astor. The film is based on the 1928 play of the same name by Wilson ...more

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San Francisco Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald San Francisco is a 1936 musical-drama directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The film, which was the top grossing movie of that year, stars Clark ...more

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Run Silent, Run Deep Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 film starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, based on the novel of the same name by Commander Edward L. Beach, Jr.. The title refers to "silent ...more

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Boom Town Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, ...more

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Mogambo Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner Mogambo is a 1953 American adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly and featuring Donald Sinden. The film was adapted by John Lee ...more

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The Call of the Wild Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Reginald Owen The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name, the ...more

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Manhattan Melodrama Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, William Powell Manhattan Melodrama is a 1934 crime melodrama film, produced by MGM, directed by W. S. Van Dyke, and starring Clark Gable, William Powell, and Myrna Loy. The movie also provided one of the ...more

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The Tall Men Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan The Tall Men is a 1955 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell, and Robert Ryan. The 20th Century Fox film was produced by William A. Bacher and ...more

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Teacher's Pet Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young Teacher's Pet is a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It was directed by George Seaton and co-starred Gig Young and Mamie Van Doren.

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No Man of Her Own Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Grant Mitchell No Man of Her Own is a 1932 romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as a married couple in their only film together, several years before their own legendary marriage in real ...more

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China Seas Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The ...more

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Too Hot to Handle Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon Too Hot to Handle is a 1938 film about a newsreel reporter, the woman he is attracted to, and his fierce competitor, played by Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, and Walter Pidgeon respectively. Many of ...more

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Command Decision Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson Command Decision is a 1948 war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson and Brian Donlevy and directed by Sam Wood, based on a stage play of the ...more

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The Hucksters Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr The Hucksters is a 1947 MGM film directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable that marked the debut of Deborah Kerr in an American film. The supporting cast includes Sydney Greenstreet, ...more

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Test Pilot Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy Test Pilot is a 1938 film directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy, and featuring Lionel Barrymore. The film tells the story of a daredevil test pilot, his ...more

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Wife vs. Secretary James Stewart, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow Wife vs. Secretary is a 1936 comedy film directed and co-produced by Clarence Brown, and starring Clark Gable as a successful businessman, Jean Harlow as his secretary, and Myrna Loy as his ...more

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Honky Tonk Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Claire Trevor Honky Tonk is a 1941 black-and-white western film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner.

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A Free Soul Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore A Free Soul is a 1931 Pre-Code film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who must defend his daughter's ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster she had started a ...more

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Strange Cargo Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Peter Lorre Strange Cargo is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable in a story about a group of fugitive prisoners from a French penal colony. The screenplay by Lawrence ...more

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The Painted Desert Clark Gable, William Boyd, William Farnum The Painted Desert is a film released by RKO Radio Pictures, produced by E. B. Derr, it was directed by Howard Higgin, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Tom Buckingham. It starred low-budget ...more

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Band of Angels Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Yvonne De Carlo Band of Angels is a 1957 romantic drama film set in the American South before and during the American Civil War, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Penn Warren. It starred Clark ...more

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Night Nurse Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell Night Nurse is a 1931 American pre-code crime drama and mystery film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by William A. Wellman. The film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan ...more

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Possessed Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Wallace Ford Possessed is a Pre-Code 1931 drama film directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is the story of Marian Martin, a factory ...more

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Dancing Lady Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire Dancing Lady is a 1933 musical film starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and featuring Franchot Tone, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley and the Three Stooges. The picture was directed by Robert ...more

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Chained Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Otto Kruger Chained is a 1934 motion picture directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, with supporting performances by Otto Kruger and Stuart Erwin. The screenplay was written by ...more

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They Met in Bombay Clark Gable, Peter Lorre They Met in Bombay is a 1941 American drama film adventure directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell and Peter Lorre.

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Love on the Run Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, William Demarest Love on the Run is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, and Clark Gable in a story about rival newspaper correspondents assigned to cover the marriage of a ...more

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Somewhere I'll Find You Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn Somewhere I'll Find You is a film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1942. The film took almost two years to complete and ...more

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Across the Wide Missouri Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalbán, Adolphe Menjou Across the Wide Missouri is a 1951 American Technicolor film based on historian Bernard DeVoto's book, Across the Wide Missouri. The film dramatizes an account of several fur traders and their ...more

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Hold Your Man Clark Gable, Jean Harlow Hold Your Man is a 1933 American romantic drama film directed by an uncredited Sam Wood and starring Jean Harlow and Clark Gable, the third of their six films together. The screenplay by Anita ...more

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It Started in Naples Sophia Loren, Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica It Started in Naples is an American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures and released in August 1960. It was directed by Melville Shavelson and produced by Jack Rose from a screenplay ...more

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Saratoga Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Hattie McDaniel Saratoga is a 1937 American romantic comedy film written by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway. The movie stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in their sixth and final film collaboration, and ...more

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Homecoming Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter Homecoming is a 1948 romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner. It was the third of their four films together, and like two of the others, was about a couple caught up in World War

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Never Let Me Go Clark Gable, Gene Tierney Never Let Me Go is a 1953 MGM romantic adventure film starring Clark Gable and Gene Tierney. The picture was directed by Delmer Daves, produced by Clarence Brown, from a screenplay by George ...more

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Hell Divers Clark Gable, Wallace Beery Hell Divers is a 1932 film starring Wallace Beery and Clark Gable as a pair of competing chief petty officers in early naval aviation. The film, made with the cooperation of the United States ...more

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Lone Star Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore Lone Star is a 1952 Western film starring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Ed Begley, and Lionel Barrymore as President Andrew Jackson. The film also marks the first screen ...more

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Forsaking All Others Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell Forsaking All Others is a 1934 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Robert Montgomery. The screenplay was written by Joseph ...more

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Soldier of Fortune Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Gene Barry Soldier of Fortune is a 1955 adventure film about the rescue of an American held prisoner in the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk, starred Clark Gable ...more

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Idiot's Delight Clark Gable, Burgess Meredith, Norma Shearer Idiot's Delight is a 1939 MGM comedy-drama with a screenplay adapted by Robert E. Sherwood from his 1936 Pulitzer-Prize-winning play of the same name. The movie showcases Clark Gable, in the ...more

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Comrade X Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Eve Arden Comrade X is a 1940 American comedy spy film directed by King Vidor and starring Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr and Oskar Homolka.

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Dance, Fools, Dance Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards Dance, Fools, Dance is a pre-code Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Lester Vail in a story about a reporter investigating the murder of a colleague. Story ...more

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Adventure Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell Adventure is a 1945 American romantic drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson. Based on the 1937 novel The Anointed by Clyde Brion Davis, the film is ...more

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Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Alan Hale Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) is a 1931 film starring Greta Garbo and Clark Gable, based on the novel by David Graham Phillips. The film was made by MGM and was directed and produced by Robert ...more

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Key to the City Clark Gable, Loretta Young Key to the City is a 1950 romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young as mayors who meet during a convention in San Francisco and, despite their contrasting personalities and ...more

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After Office Hours Clark Gable, Constance Bennett After Office Hours is a 1935 film starring Clark Gable and Constance Bennett and directed by Robert Z. Leonard.

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Night Flight Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Helen Hayes Night Flight is a 1933 aviation drama film produced by David O. Selznick and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars Lionel Barrymore, John Barrymore, ...more