Kenneth Turan’s DVD Pick of the Week: Crawford Meets Gable

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Joan Crawford is thought of as a stand-alone Hollywood star, but she teamed up with Clark Gable for no less than eight films, and the Warner Archive Collection has put a pair of these pairings out on new DVDs.
“Dancing Lady,” dating from 1933, has Crawford as (what else but) a dancer and Gable as her dance director, with the inimitable Fred Astair putting in an appearance to help her with her footwork.
“Strange Cargo,” dating from 1940, was the last Crawford-Gable collaboration, and it had the advantage of being directed by the great Hollywood romantic, Frank Borzage.
For those hungry for even more Crawford, there’s “Sadie McKee,” co-starring another frequent Crawford collaborator (and future Crawford spouse) Franchot Tone. – Kenneth Turan


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