Comrade X

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Comrade X ★★½ 1940

Gable is an American correspondent in Moscow who is blackmailed into marrying diehard Communist Lamarr in this comedic spinoff of “Ninotchka.” The two stars failed to create any sparks as a love duo, although their previous film “Boom Town” was a hit. Based on a story by Walter Reisch. 87m/B VHS . Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Oscar Homolka, Felix Bressart, Eve Arden, Sig Rumann, Natasha Lytess, Vladimir Sokoloff; D: King Vidor; W: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer.