Hell Divers

Hell Divers

Clark Gable
Director: George W. Hill Cast: Clark Gable
Clark Gable
, Wallace Beery
Wallace Beery
, Conrad Nagel
Conrad Nagel
George W. Hill

DVD (Full Frame)

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Clark Gable was officially elevated to stardom with this airborne MGM action-adventure, but good old Wallace Beery (whom Gable disliked in real life) ended up with more screen time. They played Naval officers training in the newfangled art of dive bombing while spending a great deal of time squabbling over who is more macho. The two rivals, of course, end up crashing on a deserted atoll only to discover that behind the tough veneer they share a common goal. In the end, the gruff but lovable Beery sacrifices himself so that Gable and the stolid Conrad Nagel may live. As usual in this kind of testosterone-driven action fare, the girls are given short shrift and have to literally shout to be heard above the din. Dorothy Jordan is forgettable as Gable's love interest, but both Marjorie Rambeau and Marie Prevost, as a couple of goodhearted floozies, make the most of their all too brief moments. Hell Divers is the kind of film where action in the skies makes up for the lack of any real drama and where characters are constantly uttering such lines as "Gee honey, I'm just goofy about you!" The film was produced with full co-operation from the U.S. Navy on-location at San Pedro and in Panama.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2014
UPC: 0883316734421
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 28,989

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Steve Nelson
Wallace Beery Windy Reicher
Conrad Nagel Duke
Dorothy Jordan Ann
Marjorie Rambeau Mame Kelsey
Marie Prevost Lulu
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Baldy
John Miljan Jack Griffin
John Kelly Sailor
Jack Pennick Trainee
Virginia Bruce Girl
Frank Conroy Chaplain
Reed Howes Lieutenant Fisher
Tom London Actor
Alan Roscoe Captain, U.S.S. Saratoga
Landers Stevens Admiral
Robert Young Young Officer

Technical Credits
George W. Hill Director
Malcolm Stuart Boylan Screenwriter
Harvey Harris Gates Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ralph Graves Screenwriter
Charles Marshall Cinematographer
James K. McGuinness Screenwriter
Blanche Sewell Editor
Frank Wead Original Story
Harold Wenstrom Cinematographer

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