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Named as the seventh greatest actor on AFI's List of "50 Greatest Screen Legends," Clark Gable reigned supreme as a screen icon during the 1930's and 40's. Six of Gables 75 feature films are remastered and now available on DVD in the new "Clark Gable: The Signature Collection." Includes: "Boom Town," "China Seas," "Dancing Lady," "Mogambo," "San Francisco" and "Wife Vs. Secretary." "Boom Town" - In this pyrotechnics-filled film classic, the only things bigger than the adventure are the four stars: screen giants Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy as the oilmen and Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr as the women in their tumultuous lives. As the foursome struggle through the personal upheaval of love and loyalties, wealth comes a gusher and a rig bursts into a screen-filling inferno that could turn dreams to dust. No wonder "Boom Town" boomed at the box office, too, as the biggest moneymaker of 1940. "China Seas" - Rugged Captain Alan Gaskell (Clark Gable) sails the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore with a secret cargo: a fortune in British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries. Both his fiery mistress (Jean Harlow) and his refined fiancee (Rosalind Russell) are aboard! With their wisecracking banter, gutsy glamour and dynamic physicality, Gable and Harlow prove once again that they were the '30s most scorching screen pair in this rough-and-tumble tale of the sea. "Dancing Lady" - A Broadway chorine (Joan Crawford) needs a little help with her hoofing, so her dance director (Clark Gable) gets an idea. A good idea. "Do you feel like going through that opening number with Mr. Astaire?" And Fred Astaire, making his screen debut, shows the lady how it's done. Three film icons give the backstage musical a jolt of superstar electricity in a song and dance and romance-filled extravaganza featuring support by Nelson Eddy, Robert Benchley and "The Three Stooges" and tunes by Rodgers and Hart, Burton Lane, Dorothy Fields and more musical greats. "Mogambo" - A Broadway showgirl stranded in the African Jungle, Eloise is better suited for the urban jungle. Yet one look at Safari guide Victor Marswell and she knows exactly where she wants to be. Times change but the fun remains when Clark Gable portrays man's-man Victor in a sassy, vibrant remake of Gable's 1932 Red Dust. Ava Gardner plays tough-hided, vulnerable-hearted Eloise. And Grace Kelly is the prim anthropologist's wife who catches Victor's roving eye. "San Francisco" - Romantic drama combines with humor, starpower combines with lavish spectacle and the walls come tumbling down! This Academy Award winning extravaganza's street-splitting, brick-cascading, fire-raging recreation of the cataclysmic earthquake remains "one of the greatest action sequences in the history of the cinema, rivaling the chariot race in both "Ben-Hurs" (Adrian Turner, "Time Out Film Guide"). Clark Gable plays rakish Barbary Coast kingpin Blackie Norton. Jeanette MacDonald portrays a singer torn by her love for Blackie and her need to succeed among the opera-going elite. Earning the first of nine career Best Actor Oscar nominations, Spencer Tracy is a priest who supplements spiritual advice with a mean right hook. He urges Blackie to change. But if love and religion can't reform Blackie, Mother nature will. "Wife Vs. Secretary" - Of course Linda Stanhope trusts her husband Van. Their marriage is based on love and respect. Who cares if Van's secretary has the face of an angel and the body of a chorus girl? Who says a blonde bombshell can't type and take dictation? But people are whispering. And when Linda calls Van's hotel room late at night during his solo business trip to Havana, guess who answers. Four Golden Era greats. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Myrna Loy as the romantic triangle and a lanky newcomer named James Stewart as Harlow's beau, gild this sophisticated comedy-drama that takes a savvy look at men, women and love. "Wife Vs. Secretary": Guess who wins.
|Starring:||Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr|
|Director:||W.S. Van Dyke|
|Studio Name:||Warner Home Video|
|Run Time (in minutes):||616 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||7.8 x 7.8 x 7.8|
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