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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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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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It's Ayres in the Lead with Rogers Breaking from the Pack
10 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Charley Grapewin is a plumber and his son, Lew Ayres, works for him. His heart is at the track, and when he makes enough money for Ginger Rogers to marry him, she throws him over because he won't give up the ponies. He carries the torch for her, but he wins huge sums of money through his doping out winners.... for a while.

There's lot of snappy patter in this Pre-Code, but it seems that only Ayres and Grapewin put any energy into their performances. 1933 was the year in which Miss Rogers began to distinguish herself, but this is pretty is pretty much a placeholder role, and any of a dozen starlets could have taken her role. It's a one-hour programmer with a conventional message about how hard work will beat luck over the stretch and pretty painless.


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