“The sweetheart of all time,” [Spencer] Tracy terms him. “The greatest guy in the business.”
“Why?” I wanted to know.
“Why? Because,” grinned Tracy, “he’s a man before he’s an actor. Talks like a man, thinks like a man and never talks movies.”
Movie Mirror Magazine, 1937
Happy Birthday Clark Gable!!! | February 1, 1901 — November 16, 1960
I adored him. Just adored him. I don’t believe any woman is telling the truth if she ever worked with Gable and did not feel twinges of a sexual urge beyond belief. I would call her a liar. —Joan Crawford
William Clark Gable
February 1, 1901— November 16, 1960
“The King is still King.”
(Silver Screen Magazine, 1947)
Happy 112th Birthday, Clark Gable
(February 1, 1901 - November 16, 1960)
“It was the joy of your life to know Clark Gable. He was everything good you could think of. He had delicious humor, he had great compassion, he was always a fine old teddy bear. In no way was he conscious of his good looks, as were most other men in pictures at that time. Clark was very unactorly.”
apologies bc i’m having a bit of trouble publishing answers to sideblogs ever since tumblr changed the layout—
of course i say “all of them,” because that is a list of imperative Clark essentials! the best i can do is narrow it down to Strange Cargo or San Francisco, because i feel they contain two of his greatest perfomances. (of the two my personal favorite is Strange Cargo—it’s an extraordinarily unique and unsung gem, if that helps you out any.)
but whatever you end up watching you can’t lose because you really get top-flight Clark in each of those films. happy (early) Clark day, and enjoy!