#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Orphans Edward “Blackie” Gallagher and Jim Wade are lifelong friends who take different paths in life. Blackie thrives on gambling and grows up to be a hard-nosed racketeer. Bookworm Wade becomes a D.A. vying for the Governorship. When Blackie’s girlfriend Eleanor leaves him and marries the more down to earth Wade, Blackie harbors no resentment. In fact, their friendship is so strong that Blackie murders an attorney threatening to derail Wade’s bid to become Governor. The morally straight Wade’s last job as D.A. is to convict his friend of the murder, and send him to the electric chair. After he becomes Governor, Wade has the authority to commute Blackie’s death sentence– a decision that pits his high moral ethics against a lifelong friendship.
Plot: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
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You don’t gotta believe it. You do gotta like it.
Clark Gable plays a really sweet, caring guy who just happens to be a top mobster and cold-blooded killer. William Powell, less than month before his first appearance as wealthy gumshoe Nick Charles in “The Thin Man,” is the uncorruptible Manhattan DA who saved Gable’s life when they were kids. And Myrna Loy, less than a month before she first appeared as wealthy gumshoe-ette Nora Charles, is the Woman Who Loves Them Both.
Gable finds himself in a quandary: should he let old buddy Powell lose the big election over a dirty lie? Or should he risk the chair to help him?
How times have changed: a chiseler who’s borrowed a bundle from Gable pleads, “I thought I could pay, Blackie! But I ain’t got the dough! Please lemme have just a little more time! A couple more days!”
Gable snarls, “I’ll give you more time! You got two months! You’ll pay then…or else!”
Wow! Two months with no penalty! You can’t a get a deal like that from your own bank! That’s the kind of movie this is.
So how can it be as good as it is? Gable, Loy, and Powell. Like so many old-time stars, G and P learned early on how to play just one character each (let’s call them Rhett and Nick) and they played them to perfection till they quit making movies. Loy was a little more flexible (check out The Best Years of Our Lives), but here she is, Nora Charles before “Nora” was even born.
Nat Pendleton plays one of his trademark goons, and in a small role the Harlowesque Muriel Evans shines, almost literally, as Tootsie.
The message of this movie is so awful, I almost hate to give it any attention by reviewing it at all. But, since it’s Clark Gable week here at Hot Toasty Rag, here I go:
The start of the movie is very sad, setting the stage for the titular melodrama. Mickey Rooney and Jimmy Butler are on a boat with their families for an afternoon party, when suddenly a fire breaks out. The boat is destroyed and several people are dead; Mickey and Jimmy are orphans. Adopted by a kind man whose son was killed, the boys grow up together but with different values. Mickey gets into trouble and Jimmy studies hard in school. As the years pass, they turn into Clark Gable, who owns a speakeasy, and William Powell, the district attorney about to throw his hat in the ring for governor of New York.
Clark’s girlfriend is Myrna Loy, but she’s decided she wants a change. She’s no longer satisfied with living the high life of a gangster’s moll; she wants to become respectable and settle down. Clark’s not the man for her, so as quick as lightening, she switches her affections to Bill. The audience is supposed to be okay with it because Clark was supposed to meet both of them for dinner but was irresponsible and didn’t show up; snooze lose? Although Bill rattles off a hilarious line as they’re getting to know each other, “I was born at home, because I wanted to be near Mother at the time,” I still couldn’t root for him. He was a traitor to his brother!
The movie continues to be rigged against Clark and for Bill’s ridiculous ethics. He supposedly values the law and integrity more than anything else, but how is the audience supposed to applaud him when he ends up hurting so many people in the process? He’s a terrible person; and there were so many easy fixes along the way that could have prevented him from making the wrong choices, but I don’t think the audience was supposed to have figured those plot holes out.
I hated this movie, and I wouldn’t recommend anyone watch it. Not even if you love Bill and Myrna from the Thin Man movies and want to see another pairing. They made 14 movies together, so pick something else. If you love Clark Gable, don’t even think about renting it. He gets betrayed and thrown under the bus so many times I lost track.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min), 1 hr 30 min (90 min) (Turner library print) (USA)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance
Director W.S. Van Dyke, Jack Conway, George Cukor
Writer Oliver H.P. Garrett, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Arthur Caesar
Actors Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy
Country United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 1 win total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (9 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm