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But Not for Me (1959) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by George Seaton and William Perlberg.


An over-the-hill Broadway producer gets a new lease on life when he becomes the object of a much younger woman's desire. Based on the play Accent on Life, this comedy chronicles Gable's problems as he tries to convince financiers who think age has dampened his creative spark to put up money for his new production. Soon art is imitating life when he gives his Lolita-esque secretary the starring role in a play about a girl who falls in love with an older man.

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Share This! These bright comedies provide some harmless laughs in the twilight of the career of ?The King of?Hollywood.? Two years, 1958 and 1959.? Two films,?Teacher?s Pet?and?But Not for Me.? Two actresses, Doris Day and Carroll Baker.? A third actress, Lilli Palmer, in the wings.? All compete for... Read full article

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During filming Clark Gable gave an interview in which he announced that he had realized that he had become too old to play romantic leading roles, and would be looking for different parts from then on. Ironically, his next film was It Started in Naples, a romantic comedy opposite the much younger Sophia Loren.
The film proved to be a complete failure at the box office. This was largely blamed on the casting of Carroll Baker, since she was not yet established as a major star.
Although Clark Gable tells Carroll Baker that he is 44, he was in fact 57 at the time of filming.
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