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Gambling on the High Seas (1940)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  22 June 1940 (USA)
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Gambling boss Greg Morella runs a crooked ship-- all the gaming tables on his floating casino are rigged. Because the ship operates outside of the three-mile state limit, the authorities ... See full summary »

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Max Gates
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Robert Strange ...
Larry Brill
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Gambling boss Greg Morella runs a crooked ship-- all the gaming tables on his floating casino are rigged. Because the ship operates outside of the three-mile state limit, the authorities can't get the evidence they need to convict Morella. Roving reporter Jim Carver thinks he can get the goods on the kingpin. He enlists Morella's secretary Laurie to help him secure evidence of the fixed games as well as proof that Morella murdered his partner Max Gates. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <DanNGM@aol.com>

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STEAMSHIPS FOR SUCKERS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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22 June 1940 (USA)  »

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Wayne Morris is billed as "Jim Carter," but he is called "Jim Carver" throughout. See more »

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Wayne Morris's character is called Jim Carver in the film, but Jim Carter in the credits. See more »

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Remake of Special Agent (1935) See more »

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In a Moment of Weakness
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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Early Jane Wyman
6 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Found out that Jane Wyman's 30's and early 40 pictures were interesting, so caught this dark horse recently. She does that snappy dialog like no other. There was a lot more of it in some of the detective venues she did for a while ("Crime by Night," "Private Detective"). Old story of an actress/actor getting started in a type, doing it well, and then getting stuck there. It's a wonder they break out, but we know she did. After being featured in this type of picture, Ms. Wyman moved up to better ones, playing the female star's girlfriend and similar for a while. Always strong, more energetic and assertive than her later starring dramatic roles. Of course, there are others of interest in the subject picture. It's a programmer actually, with some good actors on their way up. Those can be a bit of a find at times. The Gilbert Roland character was a change from what we have gotten used to seeing from him. Low key, understated performance. Kind of a relief from the more typical volatile crime boss type. Interesting picture to me for these reasons.


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