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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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When he arrived in Barrowsville after getting off the train, Jim Turner (Edward G. Robinson) was wearing a suit and had no other luggage. However the next morning at the breakfast table, he was wearing a different suit. See more »

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Referenced in Lady Killer (1933) See more »

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Pettin' in the Park
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Edward G. Robinson plays a huge jerk in this interesting film about gambling...
31 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In one of his more unlikable roles apart from his gangster films, Edward G. Robinson plays Buck Turner--a compulsive gambler. In Buck's case, much of his problem stem from his strong need to be a big shot. Again and again, he makes fortunes and blows them because of his gambling. During one of his periods where he swears off gambling, he meets and marries a nice lady, Marge (Genevieve Tobin) on the condition that he not gamble. But being an addict, he soon is playing the big man and starts back to his old ways. Eventually, the wife has had enough and she takes a powder. He eventually returns to her and makes a lot of promises, but he's soon back to his old ways. The event that eventually destroys the marriage completely is when he comes home with a racing dog, Dark Hazard. So how does Val (Glenda Farrell) figure into all this as well as an old flame named Press? See the film.

While I liked most of the film, as it was a nice portrait of addiction and didn't cop out with a happy ending, this ending was a bit strange and anti-climactic. Still, Robinson and the gang did a nice job in this one and it's worth seeing.


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