Cinema: Crossed Stars

GABLE AND LOMBARD

Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE Screenplay by BARRY SANDIER

"They had more than love—they had fun." So say the ads for Gable and Lombard. Unbelievably, there is more historical truth—which is to say, the barest acceptable minimum—in that simple adman's conceit than there is in the entire length of the vulgar, banal and finally repulsive movie it is designed to promote.

Antique gossip indicates that this crossed-star romance was an easy, affectionate sort of thing, enlivened by the lady's raucous sense of humor and stabilized by Gable's patient amusement with her flights....

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