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4.  Clark Gable's Oscar was sold by his estate.  According to Variety, "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had sued to keep Gable’s Oscar off the auction block, but a judge Friday ruled that the academy did not give proper notice of the hearing to Christie’s and did not notify Gable’s son, John, also named as a defendant. The academy claims that, two years before his death in 1960, Gable signed a standard contract giving it first right to buy the statuette for $10 if it was ever sold. Christie’s claims the signature on the agreement was a fake."

Later, it was revealed that Steven Spielberg bought the Oscar for $607,500 and donated it to the Academy Foundation.

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5.  Based on a 1933 short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams, "Night Bus."

6.  Gable was on loan from MGM

7.  Constant Bennett and Myrna Loy turned down the role that later went to Colbert

8. Convinced that she wouldn't win the Oscar, Colbert had to be brought back from a train station when her name was called.

9.  Gable and Colbert co-starred again in Boom Town (1940)

10. After filming was completed, Colbert told a friend, "I just finished one of the worst pictures in the world."

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