One year after his 1934 Academy Award-winning Best Actor performance in It Happened One Night, Clark Gable again portrays a wisecracking newspaperman, this time in After Office Hours. Gable plays jim Branch, managing editor of the New York News-Record, hot on the trail of a high-society murderer. Since jim spends more time chasing scoops than perusing the Social Register, he relies on the snooty society dame (Constance Bennett) he once fired from the paper to give him entree into the haut monde. Naturally, they cant stand each other. Naturally, they risk their necks to unmask the killer. And naturally, they fall in love. With comic support from Stuart Erwin, Billie Burke and Henry Travers. lively direction by Robert Z. Leonard (The GreatZiegfe1d), and snappy dialogue from Herman]. Mankiewicz, (who shared a 1941 Best Screenplay Oscar with Orson Welles for Citizen Kane), After Office Hours is Depression-lifting fun.