Clark Gable - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 90

San Francisco (1936) Spanish poster
San Francisco (1936) Spanish poster

A Chronology of Clark Gable Movie Posters 1931-1961.

William Clark Gable (1901-1960) was born in Cadiz, Ohio.

He won a Best Actor Oscar for It Happened One Night (1934) and was Oscar nominated for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and Gone With the Wind (1939).

Gable was married 5 times. His third wife, actress Carole Lombard, died in a plane crash in 1942.

Dubbed "The King of Hollywood" Gable is officially credited with appearing in 67 movies, this hub showcases poster art from 32 of those movies.


Hell Divers (1931)
Hell Divers (1931)




Hell Divers (1931) Directed by George W. Hill. 109mins.

Wallace Beery - CPO H.W. 'Windy' Riker
Clark Gable - CPO Steve Nelson

Also starring Conrad Nagel, Dorothy Jordan, Marjorie Rambeau and Cliff Edwards.

A loose remake of What Price Glory? (1926).

IMDB rating 6.4

Red Dust (1932)
Red Dust (1932)

Red Dust (1932) Directed by Victor Fleming. 83mins.

Clark Gable - Dennis Carson
Jean Harlow - Vantine

Also starring Gene Raymond, Mary Astor and Donald Crisp.

Gable and Jean Harlow appeared in six films together this was their second and most famous.

Remade as Mogambo in 1953, also starring Gable.

Selected for preservation by the National Film Registry in 2006.

IMDB rating 7.3

Dancing Lady (1933)
Dancing Lady (1933)

Dancing Lady (1933) Directed by Robert Z. Leonard. 92mins.

Joan Crawford - Janie Barlow
Clark Gable - Patch Gallagher

Also starring Franchot Tone, May Robson, Robert Benchley and Fred Astaire.

Musical based on a novel by James Warner Bellah.

Fred Astaire's movie debut.

IMDB rating 6.7

It Happened One Night (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)

It Happened One Night (1934) Directed by Frank Capra. 105mins.

Clark Gable - Peter Warne
Claudette Colbert - Ellie

Also starring Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas and Alan Hale.

Columbia Studio's biggest hit at the time.

The first film to win the top five major Oscar awards, only two other films have achieved this feat - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Nominated for 5 Oscars winning 5 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Clark Gable) and Best Actress (Claudette Colbert).

Tagline - Together for the first time!

IMDB rating 8.2

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. 93mins.

Clark Gable - Edward J. Gallagher
Myrna Loy - Eleanor Packer
William Powell - Jim Wade

Also starring Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton, George Sidney and Mickey Rooney.

The first of 14 films pairing Myrna Loy with William Powell.

Oscar Winner for Best Screenplay.

IMDB rating 7.0

The Call of the Wild (1935)
The Call of the Wild (1935)

The Call of the Wild (1935) Directed by William A. Wellman. 95mins.

Clark Gable - Jack Thornton
Loretta Young - Claire Blake

Also starring Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Frank Conroy and Katherine DeMille.

Based on the novel by Jack London, first published in 1903.

Tagline - An Epic Novel..... An Epic Picture!

IMDB rating 6.9

China Seas (1935) Spanish poster
China Seas (1935) Spanish poster


China Seas (1935) Directed by Tay Garnett. 87mins.

Clark Gable - Alan Gaskell
Jean Harlow - China Doll
Wallace Beery - Jamesy MacArdle

Also starring Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley and Akim Tamiroff.

Adventure film based on the book by Crosbie Garstin.

IMDB rating 6.9

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)


Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Directed by Frank Lloyd. 132mins.

Charles Laughton - Captain Bligh
Clark Gable - Fletcher Christian

Also starring Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson and Movita as Tehani.

Adapted from the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, published in 1932, which was based on real events - the mutiny on the HMS Bounty in 1789.

One of the biggest hits of the 1930s.

Charles Laughton's Captain Bligh ranked #19 on the American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Villains list.

Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Director (Frank Lloyd), Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Charles Laughton) and Best Actor (Clark Gable), winning 1 - Best Picture.

Tagline - Clark Gable as the daring mutineer in the screen's most exciting adventure story!

IMDB rating 7.8

Wife vs Secretary (1936)
Wife vs Secretary (1936)


Wife vs Secretary (1936) Directed by Clarence Brown. 88mins.

Clark Gable - Van Stanhope
Jean Harlow - Helen 'Whitey' Wilson
Myrna Loy - Linda Stanhope

Also starring May Robson, George Barbier and James Stewart.

The 4th of seven films Gable made with Myrna Loy.

IMDB rating 7.0

San Francisco (1936) Spanish poster
San Francisco (1936) Spanish poster
San Francisco (1936)
San Francisco (1936)

San Francisco (1936) Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. 115mins.

Clark Gable - Blackie Norton
Jeanette MacDonald - Mary Blake
Spencer Tracy - Father Mullin

Also starring Jack Holt, Jessie Ralph and Ted Healy.

Based on real events - the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 which destroyed most of the city and killed over 3,000 people.

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Spencer Tracy) winning 1 - Best Sound.

Tagline - It started out like any other day!

IMDB rating 7.2


Saratoga (1937)
Saratoga (1937)

Saratoga (1937) Directed by Jack Conway. 92mins.

Clark Gable - Duke Bradley
Jean Harlow - Carol Clayton

Also starring Lionel Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Walter Pidgeon, Una Merkel, Cliff Edwards and Hattie McDaniel.

Romantic comedy.

Sadly Saratoga was to be Jean Harlow's last movie, the legendary actress died from "cerebral edema, a complication of renal or kidney failure" on June 7th,1937, she was only 26.

Tagline - We announce the presentation of Jean Harlow's last picture...a production the whole world has been waiting for.

IMDB rating 6.4

Test Pilot (1938)
Test Pilot (1938)

Test Pilot (1938) Directed by Victor Fleming. 119mins.

Clark Gable - Jim Lne
Myrna Loy - Ann Barton
Spencer Tracy - Gunner Morris

Also starring Lionel Barrymore, Samuel S. Hinds, Marjorie Main and Gloria Holden.

The second of three films Gable made with Spencer Tracy.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Tagline - The greatest cast, the grandest romance, the most amazing adventure thrills ever photographed -- all combined to give you the biggest picture that MGM ever made!

IMDB rating 6.8

Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Too Hot to Handle (1938) Directed by Jack Conway. 107mins.

Clark Gable - Chris Hunter
Myrna Loy - Alma Harding

Also starring Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly, Leo Carrillo and Virginia Weidler.

Two rival newsreel reporters get romantically involved.

Buster Keaton was an uncredited gag writer on this film.

Tagline - Love Scoops the world's hottest news!

IMDB rating 6.6

Idiot's Delight (1939)
Idiot's Delight (1939)



Idiot's Delight (1939) Directed by Clarence Bown. 107mins.

Clark Gable - Harry Van
Norma Shearer - Irene Fellara

Also starring Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn, Joseph Schildkraut and Burgess Meredith.

Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by Robert Sherwood.

IMDB rating 6.4

Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)

Gone With the Wind (1939) Directed by Victor Fleming. 238mins

Clark Gable - Rhett Butler
Vivien Leigh - Scarlett O'Hara
Leslie Howard -Ashley Wilkes
Olivia de Havilland - Melanie Hamilton
Thomas Mitchell - Gerald O'Hara
Barbara O'Neil - Ellen O'Hara
Evelyn Keyes - Suellen O'Hara
Ann Rutherford - Carreen O'Hara
Harry Davenport - Doctor Meade
Butterfly McQueen - Prissy
Hattie McDaniel - Mammy

Nominated for 15 Oscars including Best Actor (Clark Gable), Best Supporting Actress (Olivia de Havilland) and Best Music (Max Steiner), winning 10 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh) and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel).

Arguably the most famous film in Hollywood's history and for a while it's most successful.

Based on Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, first published in 1936.

Ranked #4 on the AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies list.

Selected for preservation by the National Film Registry in 1989.

Tagline - The greatest romance of all time!

IMDB rating 8.2

Strange Cargo (1940)
Strange Cargo (1940)


Strange Cargo (1940) Directed by Frank Borzage. 113mins.

Clark Gable - André Verne
Joan Crawford - Julie

Also starring Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas and Albert Dekker.

Drama based on Richard Sale's novel "Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep" published in 1936.

IMDB rating 7.0

Boom Town (1940)
Boom Town (1940)

Boom Town (1940) Directed by Jack Conway. 119mins.

Clark Gable - Big John McMasters
Spencer Tracy - Square John Sand
Claudette Colbert - Betsy Bartlett
Hedy Lamarr - Karen Vanmeer

Also starring Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill and Chill Wills.

Based on a story by James Edward Grant published in Cosmopolitan magazine.

One of Gable's biggest hits.

Oscar Nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Special Effects.

Tagline - Where men are rough and tough and like their women the same way!

IMDB rating 7.0

Comrade X (1940)
Comrade X (1940)

Comrade X (1940) Directed by King Vidor. 104mins.

Clark Gable - McKinley B. Thompson
Hedy Lamarr - Theodore Yahupitz

Also starring Oskar Homolka, Felix Bressart, Eve Arden and Sig Ruman.

Spy / Romance based on a story by Walter Reisch.

The second film pairing Gable with Lamarr in 1940.

Oscar Nomination for Best Screenplay.

IMDB rating 6.2

Honky Tonk (1941)
Honky Tonk (1941)

Honky Tonk (1941) Directed by Jack Conway. 105mins.

Clark Gable - 'Candy' Johnson
Lana Turner - Elizabeth Cotton

Also starring Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor, Marjorie Main and Albert Dekker.

The first of four films starring Gable and Lana Turner.

Tagline - Gable! Turner! Together they give life a new lease on love!

IMDB rating 6.5

Adventure (1945)
Adventure (1945)

Adventure (1945) Directed by Victor Fleming. 135mins.

Clark Gable - Harry Patterson
Greer Garson - Emily Sears

Also starring Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell, Tom Tully and Richard Haydn.

One of the biggest hits of 1945.

Based on the novel "The Anointed" by Clyde Brion Davis.

The poster tagline is perhaps more famous than the movie itself.

Tagline - Gable's back and Garson's got him!

IMDB rating 6.0

The Hucksters (1947)
The Hucksters (1947)


The Hucksters (1947) Directed by Jack Conway. 115mins.

Clark Gable - Victor Norman
Deborah Kerr - Kay Dorrance

Also starring Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn and Edward Arnold.

Based on the bestselling novel by Frederick Wakeman.

Deborah Kerr's first American movie.

Tagline - Gable's New Star is Deborah Kerr (rhymes with star)

IMDB rating 6.6

Command Decision (1948)
Command Decision (1948)

Command Decision (1948) Directed by Sam Wood. 112mins.

Clark Gable - Brig. Gen. K.C. Dennis
Walter Pidgeon - Maj. Gen. Roland Kane

Also starring Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Hodiak and Edward Arnold.

WWII drama based on the bestselling novel by William Wister Haines.

Tagline - Heroes, cowards, fighters, braggarts, liars...and what goes on in their hearts!

IMDB rating 7.2

To Please a Lady (1950)
To Please a Lady (1950)


To Please a Lady (1950) Directed by Clarence Brown. 91mins.

Clark Gable - Mike Brannan
Barbara Stanwyck - Regina Forbes

Also starring Adolphe Menjou, Will Geer and Roland Winters.

Racing drama set at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Tagline - MGM's thrill-a-minute romance of a daredevil and a darling!

IMDB rating 6.2

Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
Across the Wide Missouri (1951)


Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Directed by William A. Wellman. 78mins.

Clark Gable - Flint Mitchell

Also starring Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou, Jack Holt and Alan Napier.

Based on the 1947 historical book by Bernardo DeVoto, who specialized in the history of the American West.

Filmed on location in the Rocky Mountains.

IMDB rating 6.1

Lone Star (1952)
Lone Star (1952)


Lone Star (1952) Directed by Vincent Sherman. 94mins.

Clark Gable - Devereaux Burke
Ava Gardner - Martha Ronda
Broderick Crawford - Thomas Craden

Also starring Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi and Ed Begley.

Western romance.

Lionel Barrymore's final movie

Tagline - The Battle for Texas and the Battle of the Sexes!

IMDB rating 6.0

Mogambo (1953)
Mogambo (1953)
Mogambo (1953) Spanish poster
Mogambo (1953) Spanish poster

Mogambo (1953) Directed by John Ford. 116mins.

Clark Gable - Victor Marswell
Ava Gardner - Eloise Y. Kelly
Grace Kelly - Linda Nordley

Also starring Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton and Eric Pohlmann.

Big budget remake of Red Dust (1932) filmed in Technicolor.

John Ford and Clark Gable did not get along during filming.

Stewart Granger was originally considered for the lead.

Maureen O' Hara and Lana Turner were considered for the Ava Gardner role.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Actress (Ava Gardner) and Best Supporting Actress (Grace Kelly).

Tagline - Actually filmed by MGM on safari...amid authentic scenes of unrivalled savagery and awe-inspiring splendor!

IMDB rating 6.7

Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Soldier of Fortune (1955)

Soldier of Fortune (1955) Directed by Edward Dmytryk. 96mins.

Clark Gable - Hank Lee
Susan Hayward - Mrs. Jane Hoyt

Also starring Michael Rennie, Gene Barry, Tom Tully and Jack Kruschen.

Based on the novel by Ernest K. Gann, published in 1954.

Filmed in Hong Kong.

IMDB rating 6.1

The Tall Men (1955)
The Tall Men (1955)

The Tall Men (1955) Directed by Raoul Walsh. 122mins.

Clark Gable - Colonel Ben Allison
Jane Russell - Nella Turner
Robert Ryan - Nathan Stark

Also starring Cameron Mitchell, Harry Shannon and Steve Darrell.

Western based on a novel by Heck Allen.

Filmed in Cinemascope and 4 track stereo sound

Tagline - They don't come any bigger!

IMDB rating 6.7

Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958) Spanish poster
Run Silent Run Deep (1958) Spanish poster

Run Silent Run Deep (1958) Directed by Robert Wise. 93mins.

Clark Gable - Cmdr. 'Rich' Richardson
Burt Lancaster - Lt. Jim Bledsoe

Also starring Jack Warden, Brad Dexter, Don Rickles and Nick Cravat.

WWII submarine drama based on the bestselling novel by Edward L. Beach, published in 1955.

Tagline - Gable and Lancaster make the seas boil in the battle adventure that hits like a torpedo!

IMDB rating 7.2

Teacher's Pet (1958) Belgian poster
Teacher's Pet (1958) Belgian poster

Teacher's Pet (1958) Directed by George Seaton. 120mins.

Clark Gable - James Gannon
Doris Day - Erica Stone

Also starring Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren, Nick Adams and Jack Albertson.

Originally written as a romantic drama it was later rewritten as a comedy.

James Stewart and Cary Grant were both considered for the lead role.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Gig Young).

Tagline - Their mixed-up romance adds up to this: GREAT DAY! GREAT GUY! GREAT FUN!

IMDB rating 7.0

It Started in Naples (1960)
It Started in Naples (1960)

It Started in Naples (1960) Directed by Melville Shavelson. 100mins.

Clark Gable - Michael Hamilton
Sophia Loren - Lucia Curcio

Also starring Vittorio De Sica, Marietto and Paolo Carlini.

Romantic comedy based on a story by Michael Pertwee and Jack Davies.

Gable was 33 years older than his love interest, Sophia Loren.

Filmed on location in Naples, Italy.

Oscar Nomination for Best Art Direction.

IMDB rating 6.0

The Misfits (1961) Spanish poster
The Misfits (1961) Spanish poster

The Misfits (1961) Directed by John Huston. 124mins.

Clark Gable - Gay Langland
Marilyn Monroe - Roslyn Taber
Montgomery Clift - Perce Howland

Also starring Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach and Kevin McCarthy.

Clark Gable's last film, the movie legend died of a heart attack on November 16, 1960, he was 59.

It was also Marilyn Monroe's last completed film, the screen goddess died of a drug overdose in August 5th, 1962, she was 36.

The screenplay was written by American playwright Arthur Miller who was married to Monroe at the time.

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Tagline - Smashing thru the Excitement Barrier!

IMDB rating 7.3

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Cogerson 3 years ago from Virginia

Excellent choice for a hub. (1) I see Fred Astaire is in Dancing Lady...I will have to get that the next time I am at my local library. (2) Wife vs Secretary is one of James Stewart's first movies....and pretty sure his first successful movie ever (3) When Spencer Tracy got nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in San Francisco....Gable was not happy.....I would have to agree with Gable as Tracy's part is easily a supporting role. (4) Too bad a billing issue ended the screen partnership between Tracy and Gable. (5) His performance in GWTW is one of the most famous of all-time...and still talked about 74 years later (6) I have always wanted to see The Tall Men (7) Run Silent Run Deep is his last great movie....it least in my opinion (8) I watched Teacher's Pet recently....a decent comedy but not one I will watch again anytime soon (9) Here is a weird memory.....I always wanted to see The Misfits...the day I finally watched it was the same day I had my vasectomy...for some reason I did not like the movie...I wonder why?

Voted up and interesting as always. 10 more poster hubs to go.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Bruce, Mhatter99, thanks for commenting on my King of Hollywood poster hub, much appreciated.

Bruce, thanks for the comment, info, observations, anecdotes and vote, enjoyed reading it.

Maybe we should work together on the next poster hub? :)

Bruce published a fact filled Clark Gable hub a year or two ago, well worth a look for classic movie fans.

I enjoyed Gable's partnership with Spencer Tracy, especially on Boom Town, a shame it didn't last.

I don't think I have Dancing Lady in the collection, I wish I did. I have most of the others.

I was planning at one stage to stop at 100 movie poster hubs but there are still plenty of actors and actresses I want to include in this series.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Great choice for a poster hub. I always enjoyed watching Gable on the screen-- even in films that weren't that great. One question: does "Mogambo" mean large breasts?


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Hoho one character in the film does say "look at those mogambos!" so you may be right David. [wink]

Writing this hub did get me in the mood for some Gable classics, watched Boom Town earlier in the day, the first half was enjoyable but it does get a little sour later on. Spencer Tracy's a great actor but in this film he was completely overshadowed by Gable's effortless charisma and sheer star power.

Thanks for commenting.


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Geekdom 3 years ago

I love reading about the movie history of these Hollywood legends. Great Hub.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Geekdom, appreciate the comment. I enjoy reading about them too. These hubs are my tribute to that golden age of movie making.


Beth37 3 years ago

Thanks for this hub, Ive been a Clark Gable fan for almost as long as I can remember. (sigh)


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Beth, appreciate the comment. There was only one king of Hollywood and that was Clark Gable. But who was the the queen of Hollywood? Davis? Hepburn? Colbert?

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