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Cain and Mabel (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner.

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Musical Monday: Cain and Mabel (1936)

on Feb 5, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Cain and Mabel (1936) ? Musi... Read full article

Cain and Mabel: Davies and Gable’s Clash

By Virginie Pronovost on Feb 2, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yesterday, the one who was known as The King of Hollywood, Clark Gable, would have turned 117 years old. For the occasion, my friend Michaela over at Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting the Clark Gable Blogathon. The charismatic actor played in a load of great movies that are today known as imp... Read full article

Cain and Mabel (1936)

By Angela on Aug 26, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When Aloysius K. Reilly (Roscoe Karns) accidentally causes waitress Mabel O’Dare (Marion Davies) to lose her job, Reilly is determined to find her an even better job.? Mabel insists that waiting tables is her only skill, but when Reilly finds out she can dance a little, he tries turning her in... Read full article

Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)

By Lindsey on Jan 18, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

Originally published on, January 7, 2012 Watched January 5, 2012 Cain and Mabel (1936): 3/5; This movie as a whole didn’t grab me. Clark Gable and Marion Davies are captivating as usual, but I could tell how the film was going to play out the minute I started watching ... Read full article

Cain and Mabel(1936).

By Dawn on Jan 10, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Cain and Mabel(1936). Romantic/comedy film designed to showcase Marion Davies in which she co-stars with Clark Gable and Robert Paige (credited under his original name, David Carlyle). After reporter Aloysius K. Reilly, is responsible for Mabel O'Dare, to lose her waitress job, he helps find her a... Read full article

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According to an article from the Rochester Evening Journal by Carol Fitzhugh (June 29, 1936, page 8), all of the clothes that Marion Davies wears in the film are in "ink blue".
Clark Gable had to shave his (by then) trademark mustache for the film.
The elaborate musical numbers were filmed within stage 7 (now stage 16) at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. To accommodate the enormous sets, the roof and walls of the structure were raised an additional 35 feet. The project, costing $100,000 in 1936 dollars, was paid for by William Randolph Hearst.
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