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Champagne Charlie (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 8 May 1936 (USA)
The story is told in flashback. Backers want a gambler to marry a rich girl for her dowry. When he double-crosses them he's murdered and the murderer blackmails the girl. Then he is murdered.

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Charlie Cortland
Helen Wood ...
Linda Craig
Thomas Beck ...
Tod Hollingsworth
Minna Gombell ...
Lillian Wayne
Herbert Mundin ...
Mr. Fipps
Noel Madison ...
Pedro Gorini
Montagu Love ...
Ivan Suchine
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The story is told in flashback. Backers want a gambler to marry a rich girl for her dowry. When he double-crosses them he's murdered and the murderer blackmails the girl. Then he is murdered.

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Crime | Drama

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8 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burbujas de champán  »

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(FMC Library Print) (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Many people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Brook Byron (Iris), Alan Edwards (Valaroff), Madge Bellamy (Girl in Cab), Armand Kaliz (Cashier), Edward Cooper (Butler), Count Stefenelli (Doctor), Adele St. Mauer (Nurse), Torben Meyer and Nicholas Soussanin. See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Background music at the pier
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A real thirties curio
11 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a pleasant, if dated murder mystery (actually, the murder is not a mystery, but the film's outcome is). It is sad that this little film hasn't been better preserved, since it is a fine example of lower budget film making from the thirties. Film features tons of depression era atmosphere (fancy dress parties, overdressed socialites) and pleasant performances by two fairly well known character actors (Herbert Mundin and Paul Cavanaugh, who portrays a slick gambler cum gigolo with a heart of gold). One major flaw here: the storyline overall is a bit thin to make for a really engrossing crime drama. Still, it is a pleasant diversion and and time capsule-like glimpse into another era. Six out of ten.


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