They Met in Bombay

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They Met in Bombay
Original poster
Directed by Clarence Brown
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Written by John H. Kafka (story)
Edwin Justus Mayer
Starring Clark Gable
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Blanche Sewell
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • June 27, 1941 (1941-06-27)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,380,000[1]
Box office $2,515,000[1]

They Met in Bombay is a 1941 American drama film adventure directed by Clarence Brown.[2][3] The film stars Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell and Peter Lorre.


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.


Box Office[edit]

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Variety film review; June 25, 1941, page 16.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; July 5, 1941, page 106.

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