- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 12, 2010
- Originally Released: 1941
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) and Anya Von Duren (Rosalind Russell) have a lot in common. They're both jewel thieves. And they're both after the same rock, the fabulous Star of Asia. So they team up - in crime, in love, and in comic adventure that has them jumping on a tramp steamer to elude cops, swindling a Hong Kong merchant prince to nab some cash and battling advancing Japanese troops to strike a blow in World War II.
Buoyed by a top cast, Gable and Russell handle quips, kisses and danger with equal aplomb. The two stars had worked together before, but after losing Gable to Jean Harlow in China Seas and being mere window dressing as he romanced Joan Crawford in Forsaking All Others, Roz finally got her man.
Romantic sparks fly in this whirlwind adventure about two thieves lusting after the same jewel. Clark Gable stars as Gerald Meldrick, a clever scam artist who comes up with a brilliant idea: He'll allow his attractive rival, Anya Von Duren (Rosalind Russell), to do the hard labor of lifting the famous gem from its rightful owner, then swoop in and pluck it out of Anya's unsuspecting hands. Things don't work out quite as Gerald envisioned, though. Anya gets wind of the plan, and, in no time at all, the two of them are headed to the Far East with the law hot on their trail. Finally, the hero and heroine team up to outwit a scheming inspector (Matthew Boulton) and a powerful freight captain (Peter Lorre) while questioning their life of crime. This swashbuckling MGM spectacle from Clarence Brown is a dazzling romantic adventure full of thrills and high-seas romance.
Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell are two thieves who steal each other's hearts and have second thoughts about a life of crime.
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