Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 28: Tue Jan 28

No Man of Her Own (Ruggles, 1932): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 6.20pm

This 35mm presentation is part of the Carole Lombard season at BFI Southbank. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Clark Gable and Carole Lombard make a dazzling on-screen couple in this 1932 Paramount comedy, their only movie together. Gable, a big-city cardsharp, eludes a police detective by hopping a train to the sticks, where he meets straight arrow Lombard in a library; the two decide to get married based on a coin toss, and soon she begins to find out about his other life. The dialogue slackens after the first half hour, but the stars have some fine comic moments together, and the intimate precode encounters are pretty sexy. Wesley Ruggles directed; with Dorothy Mackaill and Grant Mitchell.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is an extract.

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