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Dark Hazard (1934)

 -  Drama  -  3 February 1934 (USA)
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Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »

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Marge Mayhew Turner
Glenda Farrell ...
Valerie 'Val' Wilson
Robert Barrat ...
Tex Willis
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
George Mayhew
Gordon Westcott ...
Joe
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John Bright
War Cry ...
Dark Hazard, a Greyhound Dog
Henry B. Walthall ...
Schultz
George Meeker ...
Pres Barrow
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Mayhew
Willard Robertson ...
Bill 'Billy' Fallen
William V. Mong ...
Plummer, Hotel Owner
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Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie Marge leaves him. After a few years he returns, but she is now in love with old flame Pres. Jim buys racing dog Dark Hazard and makes a fortune which he loses on roulette. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Henry B. Walthall is listed in studio records playing Schultz in this movie, but he is not seen in the print. See more »

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Referenced in Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Honeymoon Hotel
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music at George Mayhew's barber shop
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Eddie Finally Ditches Priggish Genevieve and her Family for Ever-Charming Glenda
21 July 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The story is routine but it has many interesting touches:

Sidney Toler as a villain, a nasty Caucasion. He's very good in this role.

Genevieve Tobin was a lovely actress but she is under the sway of her shrewish mother here. Only her nerdy brother has any decency.

It's astonishing to see that almost 60 years ago, the title character -- a rescued racing greyhound -- is being MASSAGED by hero Robinson. So much for the inventiveness of New Age technology. It's actually quite touching.

What I love is that in the end, he gets wise to Tobin and her low-class, upwardly mobile mother and dumps the lot of them in favor of the always charming, likable Farrell, who is kind of a bad girl here but one we like.


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