Gable and Lombard (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Gable and Lombard (1976)





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This made-for-TV movie offers a fictionalized account of one of Hollywood's great love-stories/scandals. It is a scandal because when they meet and fall in love, Gable is still married to another. When the public finds out, they are outraged, but despite the brouhaha, the two eventually marry and find happiness.

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James Brolin
as Clark Gable
Jill Clayburgh
as Carole Lombard
Allen Garfield
as Louis B. Mayer
Red Buttons
as Ivan Cooper
Joanne Linville
as Ria Gable
Noah Keen
as A. Broderick
Alice Backes
as Hedda Hopper
Morgan Brittany
as Vivien Leigh
Robert Karnes
as Gable's Director
Ross Elliott
as Lombard's Director
Andy Albin
as Forest Ranger
John Lehne
as Attorney Kramer
Alan Dexter
as Sheriff Ellis
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Critic Reviews for Gable and Lombard

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The movie takes a fan-magazine approach to filmmaking - it's all dressing rooms and autograph hounds and world premieres.

April 29, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Gable and Lombard goes for the cheap shot at every opportunity and cheats itself of poignancy with its own sense of self-importance.

November 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The movie often ends up in soap opera territory. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Gable and Lombard


Oh, I so wanted to like this movie about my favorite Hollywood couple. Brolin does a good impersonation of Gable, but lacks his charisma. Clayburgh was just so wrong for the role of Lombard, that I don't even know where to begin; so I won't. This was supposed to be a story about one of the greatest love affairs, and it fails to do it justice. The biggest disappointment lies in the storytelling itself. Something tells me that the Gable and Lombard story would be interesting enough without dramatizing it.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

a horrible affront to the memory of two great stars.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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