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Mogambo

Original movie poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Sam Zimbalist
Written by Wilson Collison
John Lee Mahin
Starring Clark Gable
Ava Gardner
Grace Kelly
Donald Sinden
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Freddie Young
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) USA October 9, 1953
Running time 115 min.
Language English
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Mogambo ("Passion" in Swahili) is a 1953 film directed by John Ford, featuring Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly. The film was adapted by John Lee Mahin from the play by Wilson Collison. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director famous for westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers and adaptations of such classic 20th century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. ... Producer Sam Zimbalist (1904 - 1958) entered the film industry in 1920, as a 16-year-old film cutter at the old Metro Studios. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco née Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess... Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE (born Plymouth, 9 October 1923) is an English stage and film actor. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Swahili (also called Kiswahili; see Kiswahili for a discussion of the nomenclature) is an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in East Africa. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was an American film director famous for westerns such as Stagecoach and The Searchers and adaptations of such classic 20th century American novels as The Grapes of Wrath. ... William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grace, Princess of Monaco née Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress who, upon marriage to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in 1956, became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, but was generally known as Princess... John Lee Mahin, (August 23, 1902 - April 18, 1984) was a prolific screenwriter and producer. ...


Grace Kelly won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress (1954), and the film was nominated for two Oscars, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ava Gardner), and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Grace Kelly). The film was also nominated for a BAFTA Film Award (Best Film from any Source USA). The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


Mogambo is a lavish remake of the classic film Red Dust (1932). The earlier movie also featured Clark Gable in the lead role. Red Dust (1932), Directed by Victor Fleming, is the second of six movies Clark Gable and Jean Harlow made together. ... See also: 1931 in film 1932 1933 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events Shirley Temples film career begins Disney released Flowers and Trees their first cartoon in three-strip Technicolor film. ...


Synopsis

Eloise Y. 'Honey Bear' Kelly (Gardner) arrives at a remote African outpost, looking for a rich maharajah acquaintance, only to find him already gone. While waiting for the next boat out, she toys with hardworking big game hunter Victor Marswell (Gable), who (initially) has no respect for her type. Marswell takes Donald Nordley (Donald Sinden) and his wife Linda (Kelly) on safari to film a documentary on gorillas, with Kelly tagging along. Both women are attracted to Marswell, and the scene is set for fireworks between the two rivals. Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE (born Plymouth, 9 October 1923) is an English stage and film actor. ... Map of Africa 1890 Look up safari in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Movies facts

  • Grace Kelly was not the first choice for the role of Linda. Gene Tierney was dropped, due to emotional problems.
  • The movie was filmed on location in Okalataka, French Congo; Mount Kenya and Thika, Kenya; Kagera River, Tanganyika; Isoila, Uganda; and at the MGM British Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK.
  • The music is all performed by local native tribes (except for Gardner accompanied by player piano), unusual for Hollywood..
  • The Spanish censors wanted to hide the issue of adultery, and changed the dubbing to make the Nordleys brother and sister. As a result, it appeared to be an even more scandalous case of incest.

Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American Film and Stage actress. ... French Congo was the original French colony established in the present-day area of the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, and the Central African Republic. ... Mount Kenya is in central Kenya, northeast of Nyeri (click to enlarge map) Sunrise over Mount Kenya. ... Thika is a market town in Central Province, Kenya, lying on the A2 road north east of Nairobi, and on the Thika River. ... The Kagera River is a river is a remote source of the Nile. ... Flag of Tanganyika Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, named after Lake Tanganyika, which formed its western border. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... For the village in Essex, see Boreham. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... ... Adultery is voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a partner other than the lawful spouse. ... Incest is sexual activity between two persons related by close kinship. ...

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