Mogambo (1953)

The 1953 Clark Gable film Mogambo is a remake of Gable's 1932 seriocomic adventure Red Dust. Where the earlier film was lensed on the MGM backlot, Mogambo was shot on location in Africa by director John Ford. Gable is safari leader… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 9, 1953
DVD Release Date: June 20, 2006
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Mogambo is a silly, laid-back Hollywood romance with an exotic setting, but it's nonetheless quite affecting and satisfying.

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David Cornelius

Too long and too ridiculous.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Pointless remake of Red Dust squeaks by on star power.

Emanuel Levy

Clark Gable reprises his role from Fleming's 1932 adventure in this colorful and enjoyable remake by John Ford, featuring great performances by Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The easy rapport between Gable and Ava becomes the film's main selling point.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

staid, ridiculous

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Douglas Pratt

the film's travelogue footage is the only thing that seems to save it from pointlessness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I found this movie boring, I didn't watch the entire movie I was too bored. This is one of those jungle pictures with a little romance thrown in, and not… More
jay nixon
okay but if you have a chance to see the original Red Dust instead go with that.
Cindy I
Pretty good "white hunter in darkest Africa" flick with Clark Gable gathering wild animals for zoos while fighting off (or not) chorus girl Ava… More
John Ballantine
Not one of John Ford's best, Mogambo is escapism in its more pure form. Considering that there was a lot of sleeping around on set, enough of the passion… More
Ken Stachnik
I was under whelmed.
Keith Munley
If you are going to put Clark Gable in Africa hunting animals and banging beautiful woman in a movie, your going to need a man's man director, and nobody… More