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Love on the Run (1936)

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Love on the Run (1936)

 MGM loaned Clark Gable out to Columbia Pictures to make "It Happened One Night" as a punishment.  "It Happened" was such a success, that for years the studios put out "heiress on the run" films like this one starring Gable, Joan Crawford and her then husband Francot Tone.  This is a terrible film.  The actors try, they really try, but the script is unutterably foolish.  To give you just one example, Gable and Crawford escape in the middle of rural France in a truck.  Crawford looks in the back, and low and behold, the truch is full of women's clothes.  This gives the excuse for her to wear a Snow White with scattered sequins dress for an entire episode in an abandoned castle.  Even if you are a Clark Gable fan, this one is hard to watch.  

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