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They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 1941 (USA)
A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Edwin Justus Mayer (screen play), Anita Loos (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell ... Anya Von Duren
Peter Lorre ... Captain Chang
Jessie Ralph ... Duchess of Beltravers
Reginald Owen ... The General
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector Cressney
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
Luis Alberni ... Maitre d'hotel
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Carmencita
Jay Novello ... Bolo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keye Luke ... Mr. Toy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The best-laid plans of jewel thief Gable and lady crook Russell fall apart when the thief unintentionally becomes a hero while posing as a British officer. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Racy Romance Rides The China Seas See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

27 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Uniform See more »

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Budget:

$1,380,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene shows a friend of Gerald Meldrick making an imitation of the so-called Star of Asia. The film doesn't say what kind of gem it is. But, there is a real Star of Asia. It's a 330-carat star sapphire. It is in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The deep blue gem was mined in Burma (modern Myanmar), and is said to have belonged to the Maharajah of Jodhpur at one time. An even larger blue sapphire is the Star of India. The 563-carat gem is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It has a colorful history that includes being heisted in 1964 from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The unusual stone, with stars on both sides, was recovered the following year. It was mined in Sri Lanka around the year 1600, but much of its past before the 20th century is clouded. See more »

Goofs

When the Japanese soldiers confront our hero in the town square, and again when the Japanese set an ambush on the road, they are wearing German "coal scuttle" helmets. In fact, contemporary photographs of the Japanese Army in China (e.g., during the Rape of Nanking) show Japanese soldiers with German army "coal scuttle" helmets, which, obviously, were purchased from Nazi Germany. See more »

Quotes

Young Lieutenant: It's suicide to expose yourself, sir.
Gerald Meldrick: It's slaughter if I don't.
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Connections

Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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God Save the King!
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Written by Henry Carey (1744)
Played at the military barracks
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As Close as MGM Came to Screwball
5 June 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Gable and Rosalind Russell play a couple of jewel thieves who meet in ..... well, guess where, and keep running into each other thereafter.

It's a fairly formulaic film carried on the charms of the leads; director Clarence Brown can't overcome the MGM gloss to provide the screwball details that the first half of the film really needs, although Peter Lorre as a shady and unctuous tramp steamer captain is a lot of fun.

I have the feeling Miss Russell replaced Myrna Loy at some stage in the production and the first couple of reels show damage. Clarence Brown directs the comedy bits for everyone but the two leads, a telling indictment of his opinion of their chop. Even worse, William H. Daniel's high-lit camerawork makes Miss Russell look a trifle jowly.


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