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They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 1941 (USA)
A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Edwin Justus Mayer (screen play), Anita Loos (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Gerald Meldrick
Rosalind Russell ... Anya Von Duren
Peter Lorre ... Captain Chang
Jessie Ralph ... Duchess of Beltravers
Reginald Owen ... The General
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector Cressney
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
Luis Alberni ... Maitre d'hotel
Rosina Galli Rosina Galli ... Carmencita
Jay Novello ... Bolo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keye Luke ... Mr. Toy (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

The best-laid plans of jewel thief Gable and lady crook Russell fall apart when the thief unintentionally becomes a hero while posing as a British officer. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Stealing jewels for profit . . . and hearts for pleasure! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

27 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Uniform See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,380,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,554,000, 31 December 1941

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,515,000, 31 December 1941
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In December 1940, Lana Turner was announced as the female lead. See more »

Goofs

The Japanese soldiers shown are wearing German Stahlhelm helmets, However they are wearing them backwards, evidently the producers could not find any standard issue Japanese helmets and used the reversed German helmets. The Japanese did use this helmet to a minor degree, as they were superior to other helmets of the time, when they could get them from the beaten Chinese troops who had been issued these at the beginning of the war. See more »

Quotes

Young Lieutenant: It's suicide to expose yourself, sir.
Gerald Meldrick: It's slaughter if I don't.
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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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Rule Britannia
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Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Played as part of the score at the hospital
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insignificant fun
18 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is rather formulaic. Clark plays an international con man thief who falls in love with a female version of himself (Ms. Russell). While this certainly doesn't break any new ground and is a very predictable by-the-numbers MGM production, you are still left with a movie that is great fun but won't change your life. I, for one, love films like this. That's because I like the formula--as did the rest of America at the time. That's because despite its short-comings the film was dripping with quality. Both actors are at the top of their game, the writing and dialog is snappy fun and the direction is on target. All-in-all, a lot of fun and sure to please fans of this genre.


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