The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

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2 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Brillanten - sonst nichts!  »

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Although the real Diamond Jim Brady died in 1917, almost 20 years before this film was made, Edward Arnold, who played him, actually met Brady twice when Arnold was a young actor just starting out in the theater - once when Brady came to pick up an actress who was in the same play as Arnold, and another time when Arnold was in Ethel Barrymore's acting company and Brady came backstage to pay his respects to her. See more »

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Diamond Jim, the Irish-American Prince
4 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this biopic of "Diamond" Jim Brady, who was a celebrity in his native New York City at the end of the 19th century. A bigger-than-life man about town, Jim made his fortune in the railroad industry, and he spent his fortune on diamonds (hence his nickname), fancy clothes and huge meals. A powerful eating man was Jim! He loved his oysters and lobsters: he drank buckets of orange juice. He also showered his fortune upon two women he loved but who didn't love him in turn. Edward Arnold was an ideal actor to play the part of the easy- going Brady. A young Cesar Romero is along as the romantic male lead.This movie has it sad parts.


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