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Idiot's Delight (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Hunt Stromberg.

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Harry Van: [to Irene] Excuse me, but were you always blonde?


Irene Fellara: Harry, do you know any hymns?


Quillary: While you sit here eating and drinking, their planes dropped fifty thousand kilos of bombs on innocent people. Heavens knows how many were killed; how much of life and beauty is forever destroyed. And you sit here eating and drinking with them, the murderers. It was their planes from the very field down there. Assassins!


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According to the rumors, Lana Turner left the production to concentrate on her studies.
This was the only film in which Clark Gable performed a dance number. He spent 6 weeks rehearsing the steps with the dance director, George King, and practicing at home with his wife, Carole Lombard. Because of his fear of messing it up during a take, the set was closed during the filming of this sequence.
Lana Turner was supposed to be one of the blondes that carried Clark Gable off at the end of his musical number "Puttin on the Ritz", but she had to go into hospital to fix a botched operation on her appendix.
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