MGM's MOGAMBO ad- Gable, Gardner, Kelly 1953
Good condition, yellowed newsprint. First page is ripped half-way on the fold. 11.5" x 17", 4 pp.
The 1953 Clark Gable film Mogambo is a remake of Gable's 1932 seriocomic adventure Red Dust. Where the earlier film was lensed on the MGM back lot, Mogambo was shot on location in Africa by director John Ford. Gable is a safari leader who plays "host" to stranded Ava Gardner, who is no better than she ought to be but is just right for our raffish hero (the Gardner role was originally played along franker pre-Code lines by Jean Harlow). Anthropologist Donald Sinden hires Gable to lead him into the deepest, darkest jungle. Along for the ride is Sinden's wife Grace Kelly, outwardly cool as a cucumber but secretly harboring a lust for Gable. Scorned, Kelly tries to kill Gable, but true-blue Gardner takes the blame for the shooting. Reportedly, Grace Kelly carried on an off-camera romance with Clark Gable, which ended when the differences in their ages proved insurmountable. Even so, it is the easy rapport between Gable and Ava Gardner which stole the show in Mogambo.
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