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Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

Director:

Victor Fleming
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Harry Patterson
Greer Garson ... Emily Sears
Joan Blondell ... Helen Melohn
Thomas Mitchell ... Mudgin
Tom Tully ... Gus
John Qualen ... Model T
Richard Haydn ... Limo
Lina Romay ... Maria
Philip Merivale ... Old Ramon Estado
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Ashlon
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Young Ramon Estado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Florence Auer ... Landlady (unconfirmed)
Pedro de Cordoba ... Felipe (unconfirmed)
Rex Ingram ... Preacher (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

A rowdy, womanizing merchant marine, leader of an eccentric crew of misfits and drunks, is almost killed by a Japanese torpedo strike. The brush with death seems to make him even more reckless. In San Francisco, he clashes with a sophisticated, cold librarian, but hangs around because of his attraction to her much livelier, flirty roommate. Yet the seaman and the librarian can't quit challenging each other, almost to the point of a physical altercation. Following their most angry, almost violent argument, the two come together as lovers, running off to Reno for a quick, unlikely marriage. But almost immediately after, their differences in values and philosophy come to a head. The mismatched relationship seems doomed - and, possibly, to end in profound tragedy. Written by jcravens42

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Gable's back and Garson's got him! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was Clark Gable's first after he returned to Hollywood following his service in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He had joined in August 1942, following the death of his wife Carole Lombard. MGM hyped this film as Gable's big comeback, using the line, "Gable's Back and Garson's Got Him!" in the advertising. See more »

Goofs

When Harry and Helen are inspecting the upstairs bedrooms of the farm house, moving shadows of the camera are visible on the wall to the left as they enter and leave the first one. See more »

Quotes

Mudgin: Look it, Harry. "Reading maketh a full man," it says.
Harry Patterson: Full of what? Full of sap from the tree of knowledge. And what grows on trees? Dried prunes. And what do you get from sap and prunes?
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Connections

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

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Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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Gable's Back and Garson's Got Him !
13 October 2001 | by florriebbcSee all my reviews

I was 8 years old when I saw this movie and it impressed me so much. I will never forget 3 things in the movie "Adventure". How to hypnotize a chicken; how the water drains out of the tub in a different direction depending on which side of the equator you live; how Clark Gable was yelling at his newborn baby to breathe.It was such a good romance, even to a young girl and I remember how the friend, Mudgin, was afraid of losing his soul. I am 64 years old now and it is still as fresh in my mind as it was in 1946 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.


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