The Hucksters


(out of 5)

 looks tired in this humdrum melodrama, which marks the major American debut of the stunning .  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.

USA, 1947

Directed by 

Screenplay by , adaptation by , , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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