But Not for Me Poster

Release Date: 1959

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Out of hit ideas and seemingly in the twilight of his career, Broadway producer Russ Ward (Clark Gable) decides to give up the game. But when Russ lays off his nubile secretary, Ellie Brown (Carroll Baker), she shocks him with a declaration of love. Inspired, Ward commands playwright MacDonald (Lee J. Cobb) to rewrite his latest show as a May-December romance starring Brown herself. Ward struggles to make a comeback as his ex-wife, Kathryn (Lilli Palmer), plots to end his new relationship.

Cast: Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer, Barry Coe, Lee J. Cobb, Thomas Gomez, Charles Lane, Wendell Holmes

Director: Walter Lang

Genres: Romantic comedy

Keywords: Love, 1950s, Rivalry, Heartwarming, Hilarious, Office, New York City, Quest, Love triangle


Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Picture - Comedy