Somewhere I'll Find You

Overview

Unable to convince their isolationist New York editor Charles Dingle that America must be alerted to the threat of encroaching Nazism, pugnacious war correspondents Johnny and Kirk Davis Clark Gable and Robert Sterling are relieved of their European assignments. Back in the USA, Johnny inagurates a rogueish flirtation with Paula Lane Lana Turner, an aspiring reporter who has harbored a long-standing crush on Johnny. Even so, Paula enters into a romantic relationship with Kirk, prompting Johnny to break up the ...
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Overview

Unable to convince their isolationist New York editor Charles Dingle that America must be alerted to the threat of encroaching Nazism, pugnacious war correspondents Johnny and Kirk Davis Clark Gable and Robert Sterling are relieved of their European assignments. Back in the USA, Johnny inagurates a rogueish flirtation with Paula Lane Lana Turner, an aspiring reporter who has harbored a long-standing crush on Johnny. Even so, Paula enters into a romantic relationship with Kirk, prompting Johnny to break up the affair-for Kirk's own good, of course. Paula's hopes for a lasting romance with Johnny are crushed when he refuses to discourage her from accepting an assignment in IndoChina. Later on, both Johnny and Kirk are sent off to cover the war in the Far East, where they are reunited with Paula, now busily shepherding Chinese war orphans to safety. The action moves to Bataan, where Kirk is killed in service of his country, leaving Johnny to write a passionate tribute to his brother-and, by extention, everyone else who has lain down his or her life for the cause of Democracy. During production of Somewhere I'll Find You, Clark Gable's actress-wife Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash while participating in a war-loan drive; the impact of the tragedy is painfully obvious in Gable's performance, which becomes abruptly less playful and more somber in the final reels. New MGM recruits Van Johnson and Keenan Wynn make impressive appearances in uncredited roles.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
In a spirit of patriotism, Lana Turner leaves her usual glamour accoutrements behind for one key scene in Somewhere I'll Find You, only to have Clark Gable call her "a Swiss cheese the rats have gotten to." So much for realism, but that's the kind of movie this is. Turner suffers while Gable fires off one-liners in a doomed attempt not to fall in love. Pearl Harbor, of course, changes all that, and Gable nobly sacrifices kid brother Robert Sterling to the defense of democracy while keeping the Japs at bay at a back lot Bataan. And Turner, well, she is right there with him, down, perhaps, but far from out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2009
  • UPC: 883316126950
  • Original Release: 1942
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,322

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Johnny Davies
Lana Turner Paula Lane
Robert Sterling Kirk Davis
Patricia Dane Crystal Jones
Reginald Owen Willie Manning
Lee Patrick Eve Manning
Charles Dingle George L. Stafford
Luke Chan Japanese Soldier
Angel Cruz Manuel Ortega
Frank Faylen Slim
Lee Tung Foo Chinese Doctor
Douglas Fowley Captain
Sara Haden Miss Coulter
Benny Inocencio Felipe Morel
Allen Jung Sam Porto
Richard Kean Prof. Anatole
Donald Kerr Waiter
Leonid Kinskey Dorloff
Molly Lamont Nurse Winifred
Diana Lewis Penny
Keye Luke Thomas Chang
Miles Mander Fred Kirsten
Dorothy Morris Girl
Tom O'Grady Bartender
Rags Ragland Charlie
Francis Sayles Pearcley
Tamara Shayne Mama Lugovska
Grady Sutton Boy
Gayne Whitman Penny's Companion
Keenan Wynn Sgt. Tom Purdy
J. Lewis Smith Pete Brady
William Henry
Van Johnson Lieut. Wade Wall
Technical Credits
Wesley Ruggles Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Charles Hoffman Original Story
Frank E. Hull Editor
Hugh Hunt Set Decoration/Design
Robert Kalloch Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Walter Reisch Screenwriter
Marguerite Roberts Screenwriter
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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