|The King and Four Queens|
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Produced by||David Hempstead|
|Screenplay by||Margaret Fitts|
Richard Alan Simmons
Jo Van Fleet
|Music by||Alex North|
|Edited by||David Bretherton|
Louis R. Loeffler
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Box office||$2.25 million|
The King and Four Queens is a 1956 DeLuxe Color American Western adventure comedy/mystery film starring Clark Gable and Eleanor Parker in CinemaScope. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the film is based on a story written by Margaret Fitts, who also wrote the screenplay along with Richard Alan Simmons. This film was the first (and last) project from Clark Gable's own production company, GABCO.
The story involves a middle-aged cowboy adventurer (Clark Gable) who learns that a stolen fortune remains buried on a ranch that serves as home to four gorgeous young widows and their battle-axe mother-in-law; the drifter turns on the charm.
At Clark Gable's request, the film was shot on location in southern Utah because he was familiar with the area, having hunted there for years. Footage was shot near St. George, Utah, in Snow Canyon State Park and at the Santa Clara River. Additional footage was shot in Calabasas, California.