Review: ‘Gable and Lombard’

Gable and Lombard is a film with many major assets, not the least of which is the stunning and smashing performance of Jill Clayburgh as Carole Lombard. James Brolin manages excellently to project the necessary Clark Gable attributes while adding his own individuality to the characterization.

Gable and Lombard is a film with many major assets, not the least of which is the stunning and smashing performance of Jill Clayburgh as Carole Lombard. James Brolin manages excellently to project the necessary Clark Gable attributes while adding his own individuality to the characterization.

Sidney J. Furie’s direction of handsome period production supplies zest as well as romance to the tragi-comedy aspects of the two stars’ offscreen life together.

Barry Sandler’s original screenplay conveys the excitement and fun of an era when everyone seemed to enjoy themselves in the profession of making pictures.

Gable and Lombard is candid without being prurient; delightful without being superficially glossy; heart-warming without being corny.

Gable and Lombard

Production

Universal. Director Sidney J. Furie; Producer Harry Korshak; Screenplay Barry Sandler; Camera Jordan S. Cronenweth; Editor Argyle Nelson; Music Michel Legrand; Art Director Edward C. Carfagno

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 131 MIN.

With

James Brolin Jill Clayburgh Allen Garfield Red Buttons Melanie Mayron Joanne Linville
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