Never Let Me Go (1953)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Clark Gable's next-to-last MGM film was the Cold War melodrama Never Let Me Go. Filmed in England, the story finds American journalist Philip Sutherland (Gable) desperately trying to retrieve his Russian-ballerina bride Marva Lamarkins (Gene Tierney) from behind the Iron Curtain. Stymied by bureaucracy on both sides, Sutherland attempts to plead his case directly to Soviet bigwig Molotov, in London for a peace conference. When this too fails, Sutherland aligns himself with an Englishman (Richard Haydn) in a similar predicament. Together, the two men formulate a daring escape plan, which could spell instant doom for both their wives and themselves. The Englishman's bride is played by Belita, who unlike Gene Tierney did her own dancing in the ballet scenes.

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anchorperson, ballet-dance, boating, bureaucracy, Communism, cross-cultural-relations, damsel-in-distress, honeymoon, love, marriage, Russia, sailor, separation, smuggling, wife