Scene from ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’

Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck, Defining Chemistry

You’ve heard of a little thing called “girl crush,” haven’t you? I have a lovely line up of girl crushes I’ll readily own up to (Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Audrey Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ava Garner, Rita Hayworth). Ava Gardner, no doubt, makes a lot of “girl crush” lists – as well as many and varied men’s lists as well.

What a beauty!

The scene above is from the wonderful classic The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952). I haven’t seen this movie in two forevers, but I remember how much I loathed the dancer THEN and, as I watched the scene a few minutes ago, I determined that I loathed him even more now. What’s up with that?! I guess it’s because he was up against Gregory Peck – who can’t possibly do any wrong in my book.

Gregory Peck plays writer Harry Street. After Harry is wounded in an African hunting accident, it appears that he’s dying. He reflects back on his life, along with his failures – including losing the beautiful Cynthia Green (Ava Gardner). He Lost Cynthia thanks to his obsession with roaming the world, looking for the next great novel. With the help of Helen (played by the lovely Susan Hayward), Harry realizes that he has a second chance at an epic love story. This time, one that can end happily.

If you’ve never seen The Snows of Kilimanjaro, I highly recommend buying it on Amazon and watching it asap. Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck are at their finest – and the chemistry is palpable.

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The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, 1952
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