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Don't Bet on Love (1933)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 July 1933 (USA)
Bill McCaffery, a plumber, wins big at the racetrack but then his luck runs out and almost ruins his business. Molly Gilbert, his manicurist girlfriend, stands by him and helps him readjust to life as a plumber.

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Pop McCaffery
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Bill McCaffery, a plumber, wins big at the racetrack but then his luck runs out and almost ruins his business. Molly Gilbert, his manicurist girlfriend, stands by him and helps him readjust to life as a plumber.

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Marriage is a gamble, just don't toss in the chips....
8 March 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Lew Ayres is a struggling plummer with a dilemma: Give up gambling or give up his girlfriend. Ginger Rogers is the perky young manicurist he loves, but he has to decide if he loves gambling more. She won't marry him until he's saved up $1000, which during the depression seems like an impossible task, but at least she's making the demands before the marriage rather than tricking him and trapping him. Ayres, though, can't beat temptation, and goes off on his own when she discovers he's broken his promise.

This rarely seen little romantic comedy is a sweet film with Ayres and Rogers (who were married briefly in real life) a good team. Charley Grapewin ("The Wizard of Oz") acts as Ayres' conscience, while Shirley Grey is the femme fatal who briefly tempts him away from the woman he really loves. At just over an hour, this was just what the doctor ordered during the depression, and today holds up as a pleasing little treat.


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