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Did anyone notice Clark Gable's... POSSIBLE SPOILERS


Did anyone notice Clark Gable's head exhibit a very slight tremor a couple of times? Something on the order of Katharine Hepburn's affliction although much much subtler and extremely brief. I noticed it way before his accident in the torpedo room.

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His (possibly booze-induced?) shakes were more than slightly apparent in the scene where Lancaster's character confronts him over his questionable command decisions, at around 42 minutes into the movie.

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He was old and catching cancer from too much smoking. Simple enough.

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According to a bio I read about Gable, the shakes were the results of diet pills he would use to crash diet before filming. The diet pills of the time were basically speed.




Open the door for Mr. Muckle!!

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I noticed that right at the start of the movie, he was clearly not well at the time.

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