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Clark Gable Signature Collection in June - Box Artwork added

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Clark Gable: The Signature Collection for 20th June 2006. This collection boasts the DVD debut of six of his films -- Boom Town, China Seas, Dancing Lady, Mogambo, San Francisco and Wife vs. Secretary. The Collection also features the documentary profile Clark Gable: Tall, Dark & Handsome, hosted by Liam Neeson as well as vintage featurettes and musical shorts. The six-film, six-disc collection will sell for $59.92 SRP. All titles will be available individually for $19.97 SRP with Mogambo available for $14.97 SRP.

Boom Town (1940)
In this pyrotechnics-filled film classic, the only things bigger than the adventure are the four stars: screen giants Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy (in their last film together) as the oilmen and Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr as the women in their tumultuous lives. As the foursome struggle through the personal upheaval of love and loyalties, they hit a gusher, striking it rich - and a rig bursts into a screen-filling inferno that could turn dreams to dust. Boom Town boomed at the box office, too, and garnered two Oscar nominations for Cinematography and Special Effects.

DVD Special Features:

  • Vintage short Hollywood Hobbies
  • Classic cartoon Home on the Range
  • Theatrical trailerLanguages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (Feature Film Only)

China Seas (1935)
With their wisecracking banter, gutsy glamour and dynamic physicality, Gable and Harlow prove once again that they were the '30s most scorching screen pair in this rough-and-tumble tale of the sea, their fourth film together. Gable plays rugged Captain Alan Gaskell who sails his steamer ship through the perilous waters between Hong Kong and Singapore carrying a secret cargo of British gold. That's not the only risky cargo he carries. Both his fiery mistress (Jean Harlow) and his refined fiancée (Rosalind Russell) are aboard. Highlights include a raging typhoon, a battle with bloodthirsty Malay pirates, and Harlow's drinking contest with bluff villain Wallace Beery, who wants the gold and the platinum blonde.

DVD Special Features:
  • Vintage Fitzpatrick TravelTalk short Cherry Blossom Time in Japan
  • Musical short A Girl's Best Years
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Dancing Lady (1933)
Three film icons give this backstage musical a jolt of superstar electricity in a song-, dance-, and romance-filled extravaganza featuring support by Nelson Eddy and Robert Benchley with tunes by Rodgers and Hart, Burton Lane, Dorothy Fields and more musical greats. Gable and Crawford had such stellar chemistry that MGM teamed them for eight movies. Here, as always, they have street-smart glamour and charisma to burn, with Crawford in the role of a struggling young dancer being wooed by a rich playboy, and Gable as the Broadway director who gives her a role in his show. Making their film debuts are the debonair dancing Fred Astaire, as himself, and the delightfully ditzy Three Stooges.

DVD Special Features:
  • 2 vintage musical shorts:
    • Roast-Beef & Movies
    • Plane Nuts
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Mogambo (1953)
A remake of the 1932 film Red Dust Gable made with Jean Harlow, twenty years later he now costars with the sizzling Ava Gardner. Directed by John Ford, and shot on location in Africa this time, the film garnered two Oscar nominations including Best Actress (Ava Gardner) and Best Supporting Actress (Grace Kelly). The romantic pot-boiler adventure finds Gable as a big game trapper and guide hired by an anthropologist to lead a safari in the jungles of Kenya, where he finds himself becoming the target of affections of the boss' wife (Grace Kelly) and a Broadway showgirl (Ava Gardner).

DVD Special Features
  • Theatrical Trailer

San Francisco (1936)
Tremendous star power, a great story, and lavish special effects sequences resulted in this becoming one of the year's blockbusters, earning seven Academy Award® nominations, and one win. Clark Gable plays rakish Barbary Coast kingpin Blackie Norton. Jeanette MacDonald portrays a singer torn by her love for Blackie and her need to succeed among the opera going elite. Earning the first of nine career Best Actor OscarÒ nominations, Spencer Tracy is a priest who supplements spiritual advice with a mean right hook. He urges Blackie to change. But if love and religion can't reform Blackie, the San Francisco earthquake might. This extravaganza's street-splitting, brick-cascading, fire-raging recreation of the cataclysmic earthquake remains "one of the greatest action sequences in the history of the cinema, rivaling the chariot race in both Ben-Hurs" (Adrian Turner, Time Out Film Guide).

DVD Special Features:
  • Documentary profile Clark Gable: Tall, Dark & Handsome, hosted by Liam Neeson
  • 2 vintage Fitzpatrick TravelTalk shorts:
    • Cavalcade of San Francisco
    • Night Descends on Treasure Island
  • Classic cartoon Bottles
  • Alternate ending
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
A romantic comedy again pairs Gable with some of Hollywood's hottest leading ladies. Gable and Harlow star together for the fifth time, this time joined by Myrna Loy ( in her fourth film with the leading man). This entertaining romp is the story of successful magazine publisher Van Stanhope (Gable), happily married to wife Linda (Loy), until his interfering mother-in-law plants the seed of suspicion, suggesting that Stan may be having an affair with his loyal and indispensable secretary Whitey (Harlow). The film also features James Stewart in one of his first roles, as Whitey's boyfriend.

DVD Special Features:
  • Musical short New Shoes
  • Vintage short The Public Pays
  • Theatrical Trailer

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