When I was a little kid, KTTV Channel 11 here in town showed an MGM movie every day. They had the entire MGM library of talkies (1929-50) and there was always a Clark Gable movie playing during the week. Us kids knew his face very well. Since they don't show old movies on free TV anymore (especially the black & white ones) two generations have grown up without knowing the King Of Hollywood. Last night, our local ex-PBS station KCET showed the 1958 movie RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP. It was an old print but nice looking, filling up the screen. I had never actually seen the movie before. I had heard about it. Kevin Gray told me that it was very accurate about what it was like on a US sub of that time and that they terminology and gear was all authentic. The movie was directed by Robert Wise and featured great close up photography, giving the sense of being in that cramped little sub. Ahead of its time, I would say.. What I didn't expect was the commanding presence Clark Gable had on the screen. Even at 58, with a noticeable body tremor, he was truly the one who dominated the screen in that flick, no doubt. When I thought about it this morning I remembered his world weary face in giant close up when they sunk the enemy ship that sunk his earlier sub. It was a master of acting at work. I was quite impressed. At any rate, if you've never seen a Clark Gable movie, try one. Start with his Oscar winning performance in Frank Capra's IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and go from there!