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Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

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Victor Fleming
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Harry Patterson
Greer Garson ... Emily Sears
Joan Blondell ... Helen Melohn
Thomas Mitchell ... Mudgin
Tom Tully ... Gus
John Qualen ... Model T
Richard Haydn ... Limo
Lina Romay ... Maria
Philip Merivale ... Old Ramon Estado
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Ashlon
Tito Renaldo Tito Renaldo ... Young Ramon Estado
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Bit Part (unconfirmed)
Florence Auer ... Landlady (unconfirmed)
Pedro de Cordoba ... Felipe (unconfirmed)
Rex Ingram ... Preacher (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

A rowdy, womanizing merchant marine, leader of an eccentric crew of misfits and drunks, is almost killed by a Japanese torpedo strike. The brush with death seems to make him even more reckless. In San Francisco, he clashes with a sophisticated, cold librarian, but hangs around because of his attraction to her much livelier, flirty roommate. Yet the seaman and the librarian can't quit challenging each other, almost to the point of a physical altercation. Following their most angry, almost violent argument, the two come together as lovers, running off to Reno for a quick, unlikely marriage. But almost immediately after, their differences in values and philosophy come to a head. The mismatched relationship seems doomed - and, possibly, to end in profound tragedy. Written by jcravens42

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Taglines:

Gable's Back ! And Garson's Got Him ! What A Battling Sizzling Love Team ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Reports of this film's failure are false. Variety (January 8, 1947) listed it as the #7 box office hit of 1946 (it was released December 28, 1945). The film earned more than $6M worldwide and earned a profit for MGM. See more »

Goofs

When the Buckley's drive away from Emily's house in the country, a clear reflection of the boom microphone can be seen on the right rear passenger window and other areas of the highly-polished car as it drives off. See more »

Quotes

Harry Patterson: [to Maria] Blow your perfume at me, pal. I'm sick of smellin' sailors!
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Connections

Referenced in Depth Study (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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Gable's Back and Garson's Got Him !
13 October 2001 | by florriebbcSee all my reviews

I was 8 years old when I saw this movie and it impressed me so much. I will never forget 3 things in the movie "Adventure". How to hypnotize a chicken; how the water drains out of the tub in a different direction depending on which side of the equator you live; how Clark Gable was yelling at his newborn baby to breathe.It was such a good romance, even to a young girl and I remember how the friend, Mudgin, was afraid of losing his soul. I am 64 years old now and it is still as fresh in my mind as it was in 1946 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.


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