Reel 13 – January Lineup

Air date: 01/03/2015

Hollywood Legend Clark Gable’s Classics “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “It Happened One Night” Featured on Reel 13 in January


Considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, Academy Award winner Clark Gable is highlighted on THIRTEEN’s Reel 13 in January with two of his iconic films.

During a film career spanning more than 30 years, he appeared in more than 60 motion pictures. By the time he starred the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty based on the novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Normn Hall, Gable’s had already cemented his leading man status.

One of the biggest hits of its time, film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny. The film is the last Best Picture Academy Award winner to win in no other category, and it is the only one to have three Best Actor nominations, including one for Gable for his portrayal of Fletcher Christian, the first mate on the infamous HMS Bounty.

Gable earned an Academy Award for his portrayal of reporter Peter in the 1934 romantic comedy It Happened One Night. The film was the first to win in all five major Academy Award categories, a feat not to be matched until One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975. The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Broken, Sunset Stories and All That I Am are the month’s independent offerings.

Every Saturday night beginning at 9 p.m., viewers can catch a Hollywood Classic hosted by film historian Neal Gabler, followed by an Indie, hosted by Columbia University professor Richard Peña. The evening concludes with a Short film selected by viewers who vote for their favorite of three shorts at



“Mutiny on the Bounty” (1935) Dir: Frank Lloyd

A first mate (Clark Gable) and his shipmates overthrow cruel Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton). With Franchot Tone.


“Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You” (2012) Dir: Roberto Faenza

A New York teen (Toby Regbo) feels out of step with his eccentric family. With Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Aubrey Plaza, Lucy Liu and Peter Gallagher.



“Network” (1976) Dir: Sidney Lumet

A TV executive (Faye Dunaway) boosts her ratings with a mad anchorman (Peter Finch). With William Holden, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty.


“Broken” (2012) Dir: Rufus Norris

A young girl in North London witnesses a violent attack. With Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.



“It Happened One Night” (1934) Dir: Frank Capra

A newsman (Clark Gable) rides a bus and shares a cabin with a tycoon’s runaway daughter (Claudette Colbert). With Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns and Jameson Thomas.


“Sunset Stories” (2012) Dir: Ernesto Foronda and Silas Howard

Two people chase around Los Angeles in search of a missing cooler. With Jim Parsons, Zosia Mamet and Harold Perrineau.



“Made for Each Other” (1939) Dir: John Cromwell

A couple (James Stewart and Carole Lombard) struggles to find happiness after a whirlwind romance. With Charles Coburn.


“All That I Am” (2013) Dir: Carlos Puga

The sudden reappearance of an estranged father upsets a family reunion. With Christopher Abbott, Gaby Hoffmann and Christopher McCann.



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