Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow ... See full summary »

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Lucille Sutton (as Dolores Costello Barrymore)
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Gert Malloy
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Dictionary McKinney
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Saratoga
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Bicarbonate
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Honeysuckle
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Perry Barnes
Walter Walker ...
Mr. Crenshaw
Robert Gleckler ...
Slick Doran
Richard Powell ...
Benedict
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Eddie Becker ...
Dealer
Connie Emerald ...
Woman (as Connie Lupino)
George Green ...
Dealer
Dave Harris ...
Dealer
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Casino operator Johnny Lamb hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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24 July 1936 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Famous Movie Dogs (1940) See more »

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What a jewel!
19 February 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a real treat...to catch George Raft and Ida Lupino and one of the best supporting casts I have ever seen, including the little poodle.

Even the names of the characters - one, because of his impeccable English is called "Dictionary" and another "Bicarbonate". The plot is excellent and revolved around the friendship between a shady and illegal casino owner and an impoverished society woman. This evolves into a partnership. Considering this was 1936 (and pre-Hayes) there are some risque lines as when the society woman says to the crook as he drops her off after a night at the casino "what would you like for breakfast?" There are lots of terrific fun turns in this movie and the 3 henchmen are not to be missed. A treasure of a movie. I give it 8 out of 10.


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