After Office Hours

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Post-code crime and romance newspaper caper, After Office Hours, features Gable playing a newshound (broadly) and Constance Bennett playing newspaper-slumming society gal (enchantingly). One year after his 1934 Academy Award-winning “Best Actor”... read more

Post-code crime and romance newspaper caper, After Office Hours, features Gable playing a newshound (broadly) and Constance Bennett playing newspaper-slumming society gal (enchantingly). One year after his 1934 Academy Award-winning “Best Actor” performance in It Happened One Night, Clark Gable again portrays a wisecracking newspaperman, this time in After Office Hours. Gable plays Jim Branch, managing editor of the New York News-Record, hot on the trail of a high-society murderer. Since Jim spends more time chasing scoops than perusing the Social Register, he relies on the snooty society dame (Constance Bennett) he once fired from the paper to give him entree into the haut monde. Naturally, they can't stand each other. Naturally, they risk their necks to unmask the killer. And naturally, they fall in love. With comic support from Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke and Henry Travers, lively direction by Robert Z. Leonard (The GreatZiegfeld), and snappy dialogue from Herman Mankiewicz, (who shared a 1941 “Best Screenplay” Oscar with Orson Welles for Citizen Kane), After Office Hours is Depression-lifting fun. 

Original Release

02/22/1935

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Cast

Clark Gable James 'Jim' Branch
Constance Bennett Sharon Norwood
Billie Burke Mrs. Norwood
Stuart Erwin Hank Parr
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Murchison (uncredited) / Mrs. Murchison
Harvey Stephens Tommy Bannister
Henry Armetta Italian Diner Owner
Katharine Alexander Julia Patterson
Hale Hamilton Henry King Patterson
Henry Travers Cap
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Directors

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers

Laurence Stallings, Dale Van Every, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ethel B. Borden

Cast

Clark Gable James 'Jim' Branch
Constance Bennett Sharon Norwood
Billie Burke Mrs. Norwood
Stuart Erwin Hank Parr
Margaret Dumont Mrs. Murchison (uncredited) / Mrs. Murchison
Harvey Stephens Tommy Bannister
Henry Armetta Italian Diner Owner
Katharine Alexander Julia Patterson
Hale Hamilton Henry King Patterson
Henry Travers Cap
William Demarest Police Detective (uncredited) / Police Detective
Charles Richman Jordan
Pat Flaherty Police Guard at Gate
Bess Flowers Riverview Club Patron
Stanley Andrews
Mary MacLaren
James Ellison
Herbert Bunston Barlow - Norwood's Butler
Tom Mahoney Detective Room Guard

Producers

Editors

Tom Held

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