Cain and Mabel (1936)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance


Cain and Mabel (1936) Poster

A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.


7.7/10
1,651

Photos

  • Clark Gable and Marion Davies in Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Marion Davies in Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Marion Davies in Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Marion Davies and Sammy White in Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Marion Davies and Sammy White in Cain and Mabel (1936)
  • Clark Gable and Marion Davies in Cain and Mabel (1936)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


19 January 2007 | drednm
10
| Snappy Comedy
Marion Davies and Clark Gable star together in a second film (they had co-starred in POLLY OF THE CIRCUS) as a Broadway star and a prize fighter who get tricked into a phony publicity romance to increase their box office draw.

Lots of snappy lines here as the two stars go through their paces, accompanied by a solid supporting cast. Davies gets doused with a bucket of water. She gets even, dousing Gable with water in a hallway. They trade insults

Davies gets to star is two lavish production numbers. The "Coney Island" romp is fun with Davies singing and dancing with Sammy White. The "Thousand Love Songs" number is built on a huge stage (biggest ever, the roof was raised 35 ft to accommodate the massive sets) and includes a human pipe organ, a Venetian canal, and even a white wedding, with Davies as the centerpiece in all of them. Davies cracked a rib during a dance number. Too bad the dance double is badly done. Still a lot of fun all round.

Ruth Donnelly, William Collier, Allen Jenkins, Pert Kelton, Robert Paige (billed as David Carlyle), Hobart Cavanaugh, Marie Prevost, E.E. Clive, Walter Catlett, and Roscoe Karns co-star. Sammy White is terrific in the "Coney Island" number, following up a great turn in SHOW BOAT with Irene Dunne. Jane Wyman is one of the chorus girls.

Davies would make only one more film after CAIN AND MABEL.

Critic Reviews



The Rise of Donald Glover

Donald Glover is a multi-talented writer, director, musician, and actor, known for his roles in "Community," "Atlanta," and more recently, The Lion King. What other roles has he played?

Learn more about Donald

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com