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8 /10
Average Rating
8.15 /10
Clark Gable , Spencer Tracy , Jeanette MacDonald
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Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Written by: Anita Loos , from story by Robert Hopkins

Released: 1936
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 117

A saloon proprietor (Clark Gable, pictured left) and a priest (Spencer Tracy, pictured second right) battle over singer (Jeanette MacDonald, pictured right), while awaiting the 1906 Earthquake.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Classy MGM melodrama with interesting characters, three stars on top form, and a splendid special-effects climax which makes up for longueurs in the build-up. It was voted into fourth place on the annual Film Daily poll of US film critics, and was MGM’s top-grossing picture of the 1930s. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Sound Recording (Douglas Shearer).

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