They Met in Bombay
|They Met in Bombay|
|Directed by||Clarence Brown|
|Produced by||Hunt Stromberg|
|Written by||John H. Kafka (story)
Edwin Justus Mayer
|Music by||Herbert Stothart|
|Cinematography||William H. Daniels|
|Edited by||Blanche Sewell|
|Running time||92 minutes|
Gerald Meldrick (Clark Gable) and Anya von Duren (Rosalind Russell) are a pair of rival jewel thieves at large in India. Both parties are after the same prize, a priceless diamond owned by the Duchess of Beltravers (Jessie Ralph). To inveigle their way into the Duchess' confidence, Gerald poses as a Lloyd's of London detective, while Anya pretends to be an aristocrat. After working at cross purposes, they decide to team up, keeping one step ahead of a diligent police inspector (Matthew Boulton) and mercenary freighter captain Chang (Peter Lorre). Both Gerald (joining the Winnipeg Grenadiers) and Anya betray the nobler sides of their natures in the end, fighting in a pitched battle in China against the invading Japanese army.
- Clark Gable as Gerald Meldrick
- Rosalind Russell as Anya von Duren
- Peter Lorre as Captain Chang
- Jessie Ralph as Duchess of Beltravers
- Reginald Owen as Gen. Allen
- Matthew Boulton as Inspector Cressney
- Eduardo Ciannelli as Giovanni Riccio, Hotel Manager (as Edward Ciannelli)
- Luis Alberni as Maitre d'hotel
- Rosina Galli as Carmencita 'Rosa'
- Jay Novello as Bolo
- David Clyde as Sergeant
According to MGM records the film earned $1,554,000 in the US and Canada and $961,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $350,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Variety film review; June 25, 1941, page 16.
- Harrison's Reports film review; July 5, 1941, page 106.
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