Mogambo was a remake of Gable’s 1932 film Red Dust. This time around it was filmed in Technicolor and Clark Gable was still the leading man but the actresses were Ava Gardner playing the part originated by Jean Harlow, and Grace Kelly playing the part originated by Mary Astor. The 1953 MGM remake was a tremendous box-office hit, proving again that Gable was still a big money making star. Much of the film work was done on location in Tanganyika. During the making of the film Gable and Grace Kelly were seeing each other. In 1954 Gable’s MGM contract expired and it was not renewed; Gable was too expensive to retain at $520,000 per year and the studio was now scaling down its financial operations. Gable had been a major star at MGM for 24 years.
Director: John Ford
Cast: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton, Laurence Naismith
(Left to Right) Donald Sinden, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner