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Gambling Daughters (1941)

Approved | | Mystery | 1 August 1941 (USA)
A couple of rich girls at a private boarding school find themselves mixed up in gambling and blackmail, and must steal from their parents to pay their gambling debts.



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Cast overview:
Cecilia Parker ...
Roger Pryor ...
Chance Landon
Robert Baldwin ...
Jimmy Parker
Lillian Harding
Sig Arno ...
Prof. Bedoin
Janet Shaw ...
Katherine Thompson
Charles Miller ...
Walter Cameron
Eddie Foster ...
Alfred Hall ...
Judy Kilgore ...
Gertrude Messinger ...
Marvelle Andre ...
Roberta Smith ...


While trailing the school French teacher, Professor Bedoin, hoping to catch him in a romantic interlude, Lillian Harding and Katherine Thompson, students at the exclusive Lakeside School for Girls, follow him to Angel's Roost, a gambling joint and learn that he is a regular player there. Chance Landon, the manager and henchman of a mysterious and unseen owner, induces the girls to play on credit. Lillian, the younger of the two, falls in love with Chance, and over a period of days, writes him several passionate love letters. When the girls have lost several thousand dollars at the crooked roulette wheels, Chance uses the letters as a club to make the girls steal valuable family jewels to make good their losses. The thefts bring insurance investigator Jimmy Parker to the school posing as a gym instructor. He stumbles upon a clue which makes Katherine confess her part in the crimes, and with this to work on, he sets out to trap the club's ring leader. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Innocent school-girls by day...iron-nerved gambling queens at night! They were out for vengeance...and got it!








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1 August 1941 (USA)  »

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The Professor's Gamble  »

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Good ideas muffed by an unbelievable plot!
24 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

A potentially interesting story is negated here by an oddball script which gives the villain powers of bi-location and presents the late- entering hero as a clumsy clown. These are novel ideas certainly, but they just don't work. The girls do better, even though the writer seems unsure as to which of the two girls (played by Gale Storm and Cecilia Parker) he should focus upon. A viewer certainly gets the impression that the script was made up while the movie was actually being shot. Of course, this is impossible, but nonetheless many viewers will come away with that impression. Another problem is that despite his unheralded powers of bi-location, the identity of the chief villain is obvious. Nonetheless, we are constantly induced to look forward to his unmasking -- but even that falls flat. In all, the movie is a genuine curiosity. It would certainly serve as a good example of how NOT to write a movie scenario! Available on a quite good Alpha DVD.

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