Parnell

Parnell

Clark Gable
Director: John M. Stahl Cast: Clark Gable
Clark Gable
, Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
, Edna May Oliver
Edna May Oliver
John M. Stahl

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Overview

The true story of one of Ireland's leading political figures of the late 19th Century inspired this biographical drama. Charles Stewart Parnell (Clark Gable) is a politician and activist whose tireless work towards the cause of Irish independence has earned him the nickname "the Uncrowned King of Ireland." After a fund-raising trip to the United States, Parnell is introduced to Katie O'Shea (Myrna Loy), whose husband Willie O'Shea (Alan Marshall) is running for Parliament. In truth, Katie and Willie's marriage is on its last leg; she despises him, but he refuses to give her a divorce, in part because Katie's wealthy Aunt Bea (Edna Mae Oliver) is willing to pay him to keep his distance. Willie hopes that a friendship between Katie and Parnell could be a stepping stone towards an endorsement from Parnell -- which, given his popularity, would make a massive difference in the polls. However, as Parnell continues to rally support for a free Ireland, he finds he's fallen in love with Katie, and she is also strongly attracted to him. When Willie learns of their romance, he makes a devious proposal to Parnell -- with an independent Irish state seemingly imminent, and with Parnell the likely leader, Willie demands a high office within his administration, or otherwise he'll tell the world about Parnell's affair with a married woman, which could end his career and set the cause of Irish freedom to a halt. Parnell was an infamous box-office disappointment in its day, and Gable's significant other Carole Lombard was said to have loved teasing him about the film; it's failure led Gable to pledge he'd never make another costume picture, though he later relented when Gone With The Wind came along.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2014
UPC: 0888574038809
Original Release: 1937
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 32,170

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clark Gable Charles Stewart Parnell
Myrna Loy Katie O'Shea
Edna May Oliver Aunt Bea
Edmund Gwenn Campbell
Alan Marshal Willie O'Shea
Donald Crisp Davitt
Billie Burke Clara
Berton Churchill The O'Gormon Mahon
Donald Meek Murphy
Montagu Love William Ewart Gladstone
Byron Russell Healy
Brandon Tynan Redmond
Phyllis Coghlan Ellen
Neil Fitzgerald Pigott
George Zucco Sir Charles Russell
Halliwell Hobbes Actor
John Farrell MacDonald Actor

Technical Credits
John M. Stahl Director,Producer
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
William Axt Score Composer
S.N. Behrmann Screenwriter
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frederick Y. Smith Editor
John Van Druten Screenwriter

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