Whenever film icons Joan Crawford and Clark Gable co-starred in a film, there was always something to keep these two made-for-each-others apart. They might be from opposite sides of the tracks or opposite sides of the law…and sometimes just being the opposite sex was enough to draw them together and drive them apart. But the impediment was often another man. In Chained, it’s Crawford’s older lover (Otto Kruger), who gets the divorce Crawford’s been hoping for just after she has a shipboard fling with Gable, leaving her torn between new romance and old obligation. For anyone who’s curious about what made the Crawford-Gable team work, look no further than the banter-filled swimming pool scene. It’s Screen Seduction 101.
Starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Otto Kruger
Director Clarence Brown