The Hucksters (1947)
Clark Gable's necktie design with gold coins
The 1947 MGM "The Hucksters" has a scene where Clark Gable buys and wears an ornate necktie
in order to impress the manager of a New York advertising company which he wishes to work for.
The actual necktie apparently doesn't have coins but colored ovals.
Clark Gable is a returning World War II veteran who worked in the advertising industry.
He is looking for a position with an advertising agency and decides that he needs a necktie
that is "sincere" to impress the manager.
He stops by a store and asks the clerk to show him one.
2. Salesman shows Clark Gable a "sincere" necktie
Clark heads to the agency for the interview with manager Adolphe Menjou.
3. Adolphe Menjou interviews Clark Gable
In real life, Adolphe Menjou was a serious coin collector.
4. Clark Gable wearing the necktie
The necktie appears to have colored ovals, not coins.
It would be interesting to see the real necktie in color, whether it was a commercially available style,
or specially made for the film.
5. Adolphe likes the tie
After this scene, Clark Gable wears only neckties with solid colors or stripes.
6. Clark meets Deborah Kerr
They become friends and later lovers.
He is a tyrannical and sadistic person.
7. Sydney Greenstreet addresses the agency
Sydney orders Clark to go to California and produce a radio program starring an obnoxious comic actor.
8. Ava Gardner on the train
Clark manages to produce the radio program which includes a recording of Ava singing.
Clark, tired of Sydney's insults, quits the firm and heads out to meet Deborah.
9. Clark and Deborah drive away
Clark Gable as Victor Norman
Deborah Kerr as Kay Dorrance
Sydney Greenstreet as Evan Llewellyn Evans
Adolphe Menjou as Mr. Kimberly
Writers: Frederic Wakeman, Luther Davis, Edward Chodorov, George Wells