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Somewhere I'll Find You

Somewhere I'll Find You is a 1942 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner, released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. The film took almost two years to complete[citation needed] and was the last film Gable starred in before he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces for World War II. His next film was the post-war Adventure (1945).

Somewhere I'll Find You
Directed byWesley Ruggles
Screenplay byMarguerite Roberts
Walter Reisch (adaptation)
Based onSomewhere I'll Find You
1940 story in Cosmopolitan
by Charles Hoffman
Produced byPandro S. Berman
StarringClark Gable
Lana Turner
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Music byBronislau Kaper
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • August 27, 1942 (1942-08-27) (NYC)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1,060,000
Box office$4,014,000

Contents

In October 1941, war correspondents and brothers "Jonny" (Clark Gable) and Kirk Davis (Robert Sterling) return to the still-neutral United States after being kicked out of Germany. Jonny's boss, isolationist New York Daily Chronicle publisher George L. Stafford (Charles Dingle), refuses to print his story about Japan and Germany's plans for the world, but Jonny tricks him into doing so, and gets fired for his trouble.

When Jonny goes to reclaim his old room from friends and landlords "Evie" (Lee Patrick) and Willie Manning (Reginald Owen), he is annoyed (despite having been away for years) to find they have rented it out to Paula Lane (Lana Turner), an aspiring reporter who wants to work as a foreign correspondent. Ladies man Jonny is very interested in the beautiful blonde, but then finds that his brother already has a relationship with her. A romantic triangle ensues. Despite being in love with her himself, Jonny tries to arrange it so that Paula chooses Kirk.

Eventually, they are all reunited in Manila ... on Sunday, December 7, the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brings America into the war. Jonny insists that the other two leave on a ship for Australia, while he remains behind to report for the Chronicle, but they sneak back on the pilot boat after he sees them off. Kirk enlists, while Paula joins the Red Cross.

When the Japanese invade the Philippines, Jonny encounters his brother by chance; Kirk is part of a detachment under the command of Lieutenant Wade Hall (Van Johnson) that is assigned to repel a Japanese amphibious landing. Kirk and most of the other defenders die in the fierce fighting. Jonny believes that Paula was also killed, when the hospital where she was working was wiped out, but it turns out she was out escorting a party of wounded there. When they find each other, Jonny sets her at a typewriter and starts dictating the rest of his newspaper story.

Cast notes

  • Somewhere I'll Find You was the film debut of longtime Hollywood character actor Keenan Wynn.

The film was designed as another vehicle for the immensely popular Gable/Turner pairing. Following their success in 1941's Honky Tonk, MGM was looking to capitalize on this new team, hoping to reproduce the box office appeal Gable had when he was paired with actresses Joan Crawford (8 films), Jean Harlow (6 films), and Myrna Loy (7 films) in the 1930s. Once filming began, Gable and Turner continued their friendly working relationship.

Filming was suspended for a month after Gable's wife, actress Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash. Gable was permitted to take leave from filming for a period of bereavement, and the studio almost scrapped the film. It was retitled Red Light but changed back to Somewhere I'll Find You before its release. It was the last film made by Gable prior to his military service during World War II; he did not make another film until 1945.

The film was, like the Gable/Turner pairing in Honky Tonk (1941), a box office success. The pair later made two more films together, Homecoming (1948) and Betrayed (1954). Both those movies, like "Somewhere I'll Find You," had Gable and Turner serving as comrades and lovers in World War II.

According to MGM records the film earned $2,885,000 in the US and Canada and $1,129,000 elsewhere, making the studio a profit of $1,749,000.

  1. The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58

Somewhere I'll Find You
Somewhere I ll Find You Language Watch Edit Somewhere I ll Find You is a 1942 film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer The film took almost two years to complete citation needed and was the last film Gable starred in before he enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces for World War II His next film was the post war Adventure 1945 Somewhere I ll Find YouDirected byWesley RugglesScreenplay byMarguerite Roberts Walter Reisch adaptation Based onSomewhere I ll Find You 1940 story in Cosmopolitan by Charles HoffmanProduced byPandro S BermanStarringClark Gable Lana TurnerCinematographyHarold RossonEdited byFrank E HullMusic byBronislau KaperDistributed byMetro Goldwyn MayerRelease dateAugust 27 1942 1942 08 27 NYC Running time108 minutesCountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBudget 1 060 000 1 Box office 4 014 000 1 Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 References 6 External linksPlot EditIn October 1941 war correspondents and brothers Jonny Clark Gable and Kirk Davis Robert Sterling return to the still neutral United States after being kicked out of Germany Jonny s boss isolationist New York Daily Chronicle publisher George L Stafford Charles Dingle refuses to print his story about Japan and Germany s plans for the world but Jonny tricks him into doing so and gets fired for his trouble When Jonny goes to reclaim his old room from friends and landlords Evie Lee Patrick and Willie Manning Reginald Owen he is annoyed despite having been away for years to find they have rented it out to Paula Lane Lana Turner an aspiring reporter who wants to work as a foreign correspondent Ladies man Jonny is very interested in the beautiful blonde but then finds that his brother already has a relationship with her A romantic triangle ensues Despite being in love with her himself Jonny tries to arrange it so that Paula chooses Kirk Eventually they are all reunited in Manila on Sunday December 7 the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor which brings America into the war Jonny insists that the other two leave on a ship for Australia while he remains behind to report for the Chronicle but they sneak back on the pilot boat after he sees them off Kirk enlists while Paula joins the Red Cross When the Japanese invade the Philippines Jonny encounters his brother by chance Kirk is part of a detachment under the command of Lieutenant Wade Hall Van Johnson that is assigned to repel a Japanese amphibious landing Kirk and most of the other defenders die in the fierce fighting Jonny believes that Paula was also killed when the hospital where she was working was wiped out but it turns out she was out escorting a party of wounded there When they find each other Jonny sets her at a typewriter and starts dictating the rest of his newspaper story Cast EditClark Gable as Jonathan Jonny Davis Lana Turner as Paula Lane Robert Sterling as Kirk Junior Davis Patricia Dane as Crystal McRegan Reginald Owen as Willie Manning Lee Patrick as Eve Evie Manning Charles Dingle as George L Stafford Sara Haden as Miss Coultier Van Johnson as Lieutenant Wade Hall uncredited Keenan Wynn as Sergeant Tom Purdy a machine gunner under Hall s command uncredited Cast notes Somewhere I ll Find You was the film debut of longtime Hollywood character actor Keenan Wynn Production EditThe film was designed as another vehicle for the immensely popular Gable Turner pairing Following their success in 1941 s Honky Tonk MGM was looking to capitalize on this new team hoping to reproduce the box office appeal Gable had when he was paired with actresses Joan Crawford 8 films Jean Harlow 6 films and Myrna Loy 7 films in the 1930s Once filming began Gable and Turner continued their friendly working relationship Filming was suspended for a month after Gable s wife actress Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash Gable was permitted to take leave from filming for a period of bereavement and the studio almost scrapped the film It was retitled Red Light but changed back to Somewhere I ll Find You before its release It was the last film made by Gable prior to his military service during World War II he did not make another film until 1945 The film was like the Gable Turner pairing in Honky Tonk 1941 a box office success The pair later made two more films together Homecoming 1948 and Betrayed 1954 Both those movies like Somewhere I ll Find You had Gable and Turner serving as comrades and lovers in World War II Reception EditAccording to MGM records the film earned 2 885 000 in the US and Canada and 1 129 000 elsewhere making the studio a profit of 1 749 000 1 2 References Edit a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger Los Angeles Margaret Herrick Library Center for Motion Picture Study 101 Pix Gross in Millions Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58External links EditSomewhere I ll Find You at IMDb Somewhere I ll Find You at AllMovie Somewhere I ll Find You at the TCM Movie Database Somewhere I ll Find You at the American Film Institute 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