High Stakes is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy drama produced and released by RKO Pictures. The picture was directed by Lowell Sherman who also stars and marks the last starring screen ...
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Edward G. Robinson,
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High Stakes is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy drama produced and released by RKO Pictures. The picture was directed by Lowell Sherman who also stars and marks the last starring screen appearance of silent screen diva Mae Murray. It is based on a 1924 Broadway play that starred Sherman playing the same role he plays in this film.
"High Stakes" is Mae Murray's final starring performance, an early talkie. The film has little to offer today's viewer,light comic fluff distinguished only by the fine performance of the under-rated actor Lowell Sherman. Mae, for the first time in her lengthy career as a screen beauty, is finally beginning to show her age. The print available for my viewing was poor indeed. Recommended for die-hard Murray, Sherman fans and scholars of early talkies.
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