(out of 5)
Clark Gable looks tired in this humdrum melodrama, which marks the major American debut of the stunning Deborah Kerr. He plays an advertising executive (or ‘Huckster’, as they called them) recently returned from military service, whose hard work to land his company a new important account also results in his meeting a wealthy widow (Kerr) with whom he falls in love. Getting her to accept his affections ends up being far more complicated than his day job, which involve asking her to endorse a beauty soap, but neither of them are particularly interesting to the viewer. Gable himself is a disappointment, his bad dentures clicking audibly and his old age making him a ridiculous companion for his magnificent co-star. They’ve both done much better elsewhere.
Directed by Jack Conway
Cinematography by Harold Rosson
Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Music by Lennie Hayton
Costume Design by Irene
Film Editing by Frank Sullivan
Cast Tags: Adolphe Menjou, Aubrey Mather, Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, Clinton Sundberg, Connie Gilchrist, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fowley, Edward Arnold, Frank Albertson,Gloria Holden, Jimmy Conlin,Kathryn Card, Keenan Wynn, Lillian Bronson, Ralph Bunker, Richard Gaines,Sydney Greenstreet, Vera Marshe, Virginia Dale