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Three from Clark Gable in his MGM years
The rereleases feature Gable in 'Polly of the Circus,' 'Key to the City' and 'Never Let Me Go.'
Warner Archive has just released three films starring Clark Gable that run the gamut from his earliest days at MGM to his final years at the studio. Gable, sans mustache, stars opposite Marion Davies in the 1932 drama "Polly of the Circus." (He gets second billing to William Randolph Hearst's mistress). The breezy 1949 romantic comedy "Key to the City" reteams the actor with Loretta Young, with whom he starred in 1935's "The Call of the Wild." The third new release is 1953's "Never Let Me Go," which was one of Gable's last at the studio. He plays a correspondent in the Cold War romantic drama who is married to a Russian ballerina (Gene Tierney). Despite a weak script, Gable makes this melodrama worth watching. Pictured: Clark Gable in the 1940 movie "Boom Town."