Mick LaSalle in his book Dangerous Men, captioned this photo "Clark Gable suffering a rare attack of innocuous- ness, circa 1931." In this photo Gable was exhibiting the qualities that were considered appealing in a leading man in the twenties: a big grin, a sort of slumping deference and jaunty elegance. It's hard to believe that he played the screen dominating villain, Nick the Chauffer in Night Nurse, the very same year he took this picture. Luckily for film history Gable fits so poorly into the affable hero mold and he didn't quite take off as a villain either. He was forced to put his screen presence to good use making a hybrid of these two types: the lovable rogue.
I've added three new items, to the media room: Dangerous Men, Ten Cents a Dance and Ever in My Heart.
Bridget Jones's Dairy (2001)
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