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Parnell

Released Jun 4, 1937 1h 59m Biography List
Reviews 33% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
In 1880, Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell (Clark Gable) returns home from a successful trip to America. Although jailed briefly for sedition, Parnell is cleared and stands in the House of Commons. He then supports the aspirations of Capt. William O'Shea (Alan Marshal), who although estranged from his wealthy wife, Katherine (Myrna Loy), asks her to assist him in befriending Parnell. When the militant-minded opposition tries to discredit Parnell, Katie stands by the politician. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Clark Gable, that healthy young American, won't remind you for a minute of an Irish patriot, especially an Irish patriot with a heart condition. Oct 3, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D The rare Gable Misfire. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/11/23 Full Review Audience Member A strong cast is wasted in this weak period biopic. Clark Gable plays real-life Irish nationalist leader Charles Parnell in the late 1800s. The cast also includes Myrna Loy, Edmund Gwenn, Alan Marshal, Donald Crisp, and Billie Burke. Overlong, slow moving, and just plain boring. The film was a notorious flop and following this film Gable told MGM he didn't want to do any more period films, which resulted in him being reluctant to play is most famous role, Rhett Butler in "Gone with the Wind" two years later. This film actually made it into the book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)," but the film isn't that terrible. It's one of those like "Heaven's Gate" that are bad, but still kind of interesting. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In 1880, Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell (Clark Gable) returns home from a successful trip to America. Although jailed briefly for sedition, Parnell is cleared and stands in the House of Commons. He then supports the aspirations of Capt. William O'Shea (Alan Marshal), who although estranged from his wealthy wife, Katherine (Myrna Loy), asks her to assist him in befriending Parnell. When the militant-minded opposition tries to discredit Parnell, Katie stands by the politician.
Director
John M. Stahl
Producer
John M. Stahl
Screenwriter
John Van Druten, S.N. Behrman
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 4, 1937, Original
Release Date (DVD)
May 13, 2014
Runtime
1h 59m