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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
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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 »
One of the few times I saw an improvement when a studio remade one of their films is with Dark Hazard. Wine, Women And Horses which starred Barton MacLane in the role Edward G. Robinson plays here was a far better fit for the part of a luckless gambler. Robinson is far from his usual tough guy assertive self, in fact he's something of a loser.
Robinson is Mister Every Man with a gambling program. Be it racetracks, cards or the wheel of fortune Robinson can't stay away. He's lucky in streaks, but inevitably loses his winnings.
He does get involved with good girl Genevieve Tobin, the daughter of his landlady Emma Dunn. But that one goes south on him as well when old flame Glenda Farrell comes calling.
The title Dark Hazard is the name of a greyhound racing dog that Robinson acquires after his owner casts him off. Eddie clearly looked uncomfortable in scenes with the dog.
Not one of his better films.
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