Across the Wide Missouri
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Across the Wide Missouri
Clark Gable is the largely nonheroic hero of the sprawling western Across the Wide Missouri. A cunning trapper who lives purely by his wits, Gable avoids being scalped by the Blackfoot Indians by marrying Maria Elena Marques, the chief's daughter. This marriage of convenience also allows Gable to trap to his heart's content in Blackfoot territory. After bearing a child, Marques is killed by a warring tribe; the opportunistic Gable at first considers abandoning the child, but at long last does right by the boy. Adolphe Menjou steals the show as an eternally inebriated French trapper,… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of Clark Gable's and director William Wellman's weakest films, this is a sprawling Western, running only 78 minutes, butchered by the producer in the editing room."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A savagely cut film by MGM studio boss Dore Schary who does his best to try and ruin it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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