To Please a Lady (1950)

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A former war hero and midget car racer meets his match in a feisty reporter who blames his reckless tactics for an accidental racing death.

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  • Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck in To Please a Lady (1950)
  • Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck in To Please a Lady (1950)
  • Clark Gable in To Please a Lady (1950)
  • Clark Gable in To Please a Lady (1950)
  • Clark Gable in To Please a Lady (1950)
  • Barbara Stanwyck in To Please a Lady (1950)

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16 August 2015 | smatysia
| Fun to see the vintage racing footage
A decent film of its era, with a very formulaic story arc between the two main characters. I had only watched this because Barbara Stanwyck was starring in it. I had no idea that it was a racing movie. But as a racing fan, it was a lot of fun to see the vintage racing footage. Even though Clark Gable was mostly acting in front of a projection screen for the racing closeups, they spliced it all together very well. And even though auto racing is dangerous now, wow, they raced open top cars with no seat belts at all, no roll bar, no fire suit, pretty much nothing at all to protect a driver except a partial helmet and goggles. Also fun to see the pit stops with a lever for a jack, and hammers to remove and replace the main tire nuts. Apparently, a lot of footage from the 1950 Indianapolis 500 was used and it was something to see.

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