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James Darwin
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Carvel Emerson (as Jason Robards)
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The Gamblers (1929) - Lost Talkie ?
7 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.

Young Carvel Emerson ( Jason Robards Sr. ), Raymond ( Frank Campeau ), and Tooker ( Charles Sellon ), in order to carry on their stock market operations, "borrow" five million from their own firm on unsecured notes. When they learn that their activities are to be exposed by a government inspector, it is arranged that the sole responsibility be assumed by Carvel. At Emerson, Sr.'s ( George Fawcett ), birthday party, Carvel learns that Catherine ( Lois Wilson ), his former sweetheart, has married his college friend James Darwin ( H. B. Warner ). When the original notes are discovered to have been replaced by forgeries, Carvel forces George Cowper ( Johnny Arthur ) to admit having given them to Darwin, a prosecutor for the attorney general. Carvel goes to Darwin's apartment to retrieve the notes and is discovered there with Catherine; and inflamed by jealousy, Darwin orders his arrest. Catherine threatens to testify that Carvel has been her lover and thus ruin her husband's political career; Darwin dismisses the case and tells her to do as she pleases. Catherine, offered her freedom, returns to her husband.

This 1929 melodrama was produced by Warner Brothers Pictures, and was a Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system film. Sadly, all that remains are some surviving sound discs, the film is now classified as lost.


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