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Men of Chance (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 8 January 1932 (USA)
Hoping to get even with gambler/bookie Johnny Silk, racetrack owners and partners Dorval and Farley convince down-and-out Martha Preston to pose as a rich, single French countess, whom Silk... See full summary »

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Hoping to get even with gambler/bookie Johnny Silk, racetrack owners and partners Dorval and Farley convince down-and-out Martha Preston to pose as a rich, single French countess, whom Silk falls in love with and asks to marry. After the marriage Martha, who has genuinely fallen in love with Silk, innocently feeds his inside betting information to Dorval, causing Silk to lose a fortune. When she realizes what she's done, she confesses all to her husband, who becomes enraged and orders her out of his life. Faced with poverty, she teams up once again with Dorval as he asks her to betray Silk one last time. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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El Capitan
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
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Simple and enjoyable.
6 May 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When the film begins, Marthe (Mary Astor) is broke in Paris and unable to feed herself, let alone boat fare back to the US. However, an odd man befriends her and grooms her for marriage. Now, this woman of humble birth is a countess--and soon ropes a rich gambler, Johnny Silk (Ricardo Cortez). He's daffy about her and wants to marry her...and she is afraid to tell him the truth about herself. She does love him and reluctantly agrees to marry him.

Back in the States, the couple is quite happy though Marthe still hasn't told him the truth. In the meantime, Marthe's old benefactor arrives from Paris. He says he's broke and she offers him help....and he then springs his trap. What this trap is and why is something you'll need to see for yourself as well as Marthe's reaction when she realizes she's been a pawn in a very expensive and complicated game.

This is a very interesting film and offers several nice twists and turns. Along with some nice acting, this one is a nice little film and worth your time.


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