NO MAN OF HER OWN

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“NO MAN OF HER OWN” 1932.

Being an avid Carole Lombard fan, I’ve seen “No Man Of Her Own” several times before. When I first attained the DVD of this film I was excited to be able to see Clark Gable and Carole Lombard in a movie together. Gable and Lombard has always been one of my favorite real life Hollywood couples. In 1939, seven years after completing this film they were married. It’s a huge shame that they never had the opportunity to make another movie together.
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Clark Gable and Carole Lombard irradiate the screen in this Pre-Code romantic drama. Gable plays Babe Stewart, an insidious gambler who resides in New York. When Babe decides to lay low in the small town of Glendale, he meets librarian Connie Randall ( Carole Lombard ) a small town girl who is disentranced with her lifestyle. On the flip of a coin they get married and return to New York together, where Babe continues on with his errant gambling schemes. At first Connie is unaware of Babe’s conning ways, but soon she realizes what he’s up to and tries to transform him into an equitable and honest man.

This is one of my favorite Carole Lombard films, and another film that I hold in high regard. In “No Man Of Her Own” we witness the chemistry between Gable and Lombard, and the affection that they display towards each other. Their emotions were real, and even then their love for each other was apparent, though they never married until 1939.

This movie also showcases some special scenes between Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Scenes that would have been prohibited once the Hays Code came in. I’m not going to say too much as I don’t want to spoil it for those who have not seen it.

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