Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 11, 1946

Adventure (M.G.M) brings ex-Major Clark Gable back to the screen and gives him Greer Garson as leading lady. In terms of marquee appeal, this combination generates high voltage. It also happens to generate as bright a piece of cinema comedy as has shown up this season.

The story is an odd hodgepodge of farce and parable, derived—almost by brute force—from Clyde Brion Davis' novel, The Anointed. The novel recounted the modest adventures of a philosophical sailor named Harry Patterson. As transmuted by the Hollywood alchemists, Harry Patterson becomes Clark Gable, a noisy, sociable bosun,...

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