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February 17, 2024

Romantic Photos of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford During the Filming of ‘Strange Cargo’ (1940)

Strange Cargo is a 1940 American romantic drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Clark Gable and Joan Crawford in a story about a group of fugitive prisoners from a French penal colony. The adapted screenplay by Lawrence Hazard was based upon the 1936 novel, Not Too Narrow, Not Too Deep, by Richard Sale.

The film was produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; it was the eighth and last film pairing of Crawford and Gable, and the first Gable picture released in the wake of Gone with the Wind. The supporting cast includes Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Eduardo Ciannelli, and Peter Lorre.

According to MGM records the film earned $1,311,000 in the US and Canada and $603,000 elsewhere. These romantic photos captured portraits of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford together during the filming of Strange Cargo in 1940.


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