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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jim 'Buck' Turner
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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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3 February 1934 (USA)  »

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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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Remade as Wine, Women and Horses (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Pettin' in the Park
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music when Buck meets Mr. Willis at the dog racing track
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One of Robinson's finest!
4 December 2003 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

Dark Hazard is 80 minutes of sheer delight in this Edward G. Robinson '34 item directed by Alfred Green that I was totally unfamiliar with. Robinson gives a heart warming interpretation of a race track tout and gambler who falls for Genvieve Tobin, somewhat of a wasp with whom they have wedding bliss in California where he's hired to look after Sidney Toler's 1/3 interest in a dog track. His infatuation with gambling causes her to move back with her mother in (Ohio?); he follows her and patronizes the local dog track where he follows the horse Dark Hazard closely. After the horse is injured he buys it for $25 and nurses it back to health and wealth. He has left Tobin and goes back to his old flame, Glenda Farrell (at her intense best). Has all of Warner's fine snap crackle and pop ingredients of that era.


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