No Man of Her Own

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Gable's the boss of a gang of cardsharps, Lombard's the small town librarian who marries him on a bet. Lightly brushing at least three separate genres, this good-natured yarn (from a story by Edmund Goulding and Benjamin Glazer) eschews conflict at every turn. The henchmen are supportive, the rejected girlfriend rallies round, the cop's kind-hearted: the film resolutely refuses to admit a villain. Besides, Ruggles was a famously one-take director who relished spontaneity, e.g. the scene where Gable asks Grapewin for directions. It's also a reminder of how relaxed Hollywood movies were before the enforcement of the Production Code, in their sexual references and in the casual disrobings by their leading ladies.


Release details

81 mins

Cast and crew

Wesley Ruggles
Maurine Watkins, Milton H Gropper
Clark Gable
Carole Lombard
Dorothy Mackaill
Grant Mitchell
J Farrell MacDonald
Charley Grapewin
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