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Director:
Writers:
Roy Huggins (screenplay)
Halsted Welles (adaptation)
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Release Date:
18 July 1949 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tony Curtis: a true Hollywood star
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 1 October 2010, 5:24 AM, PDT)

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Stanwyck redeems early peek into Vegas' temptations See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Barbara Stanwyck ... Joan Boothe

Robert Preston ... David Boothe
Stephen McNally ... Horace Corrigan
Edith Barrett ... Ruth Phillips

John Hoyt ... Dr. Rojac
Elliott Sullivan ... Barky
John Harmon ... Frenchy
Philip Van Zandt ... Chuck (as Phil Van Zandt)

Leif Erickson ... Tony
Curt Conway ... Bank Clerk
Houseley Stevenson ... Pawnbroker

Don Beddoe ... Mr. Dennis Sutherland
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Dennis Sutherland

Tony Curtis ... Bellboy (as Anthony Curtis)
Peter Leeds ... Jack Harrison - Hotel Clerk
Frank Moran ... Murphy
Esther Howard ... Gross Lady
John Indrisano ... Bert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Anthony ... Dealer (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Woman at Slot Machine (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Croupier (uncredited)
Al Bayne ... Dice Shooter (uncredited)
Willie Bloom ... Doorman (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
George M. Carleton ... MacIlwaine, Poker Player (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Clerk (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Johnny - Jockey (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Joe - Gambler (uncredited)
Kenneth Cutler ... Clerk (uncredited)
Watson Downs ... Lovett (uncredited)
Elmer Doyea ... Faro Dealer (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Dice Player (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Stickman (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Westerner (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Dealer (uncredited)
Beatrice Gray ... Nurse (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Gambling Casino Patron (uncredited)
William Hudson ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Donna La Barr ... B Girl (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Stickman (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
Eddie Le Baron ... Mexican Stickman (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Guide (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Parke MacGregor ... Cigar Clerk (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Mayo ... Dealer (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Horse Trainer (uncredited)
Frank McFarland ... Dinsmore (uncredited)
Eda Reiss Merin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Pete, Bartender (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Betting Man at Racetrack (uncredited)

Jerry Paris ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Mexican Croupier (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Gambler (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Stickman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Man on Dance Floor (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Stickman (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Dealer (uncredited)
George Spaulding ... Dr. McCann (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Dice Player (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Dice Player (uncredited)
Jim Toney ... Horse Player (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Stickman (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Gordon 
 
Writing credits
Roy Huggins (screenplay)

Halsted Welles (adaptation)

Lewis Meltzer (story) &
Oscar Saul (story)

Produced by
Michael Kraike .... producer (as Michel Kraike)
 
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Ruby R. Levitt 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns) (as Orry Kelly)
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Lillian Burkhart .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert Ewing .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lew Leary .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Corson Jowett .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip H. Lathrop .... camera operator (uncredited)
Max Nippell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Dean Paup .... grip (uncredited)
William Cooper Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
Richard Walling .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Dorothy Hughes .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lux Video theater did an adaptation of the story in 1955 with Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, 'Anthony Caruso', and Barbara Pepper in the four principle roles.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the bus window that Joan is on.See more »
Quotes:
David Boothe:[to Joan standing atop the Hoover Dam] They tell me there's never been a single suicide off here, yet back in Chicago they drop off those high buildings like flies.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Stanwyck redeems early peek into Vegas' temptations, 1 May 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

Stanwyck's was a curious career. The highest-paid woman in pictures -- actually, in America -- for a while, she made her share of workaday, forgettable pictures. The Lady Gambles is among them, except that it stars Stanwyck. Married to Robert Preston, a reporter doing a feature on Las Vegas, she agrees to help out by getting in on the action. Soon, she's hooked, playing recklessly and compulsively even as her marriage is disintegrating. There's one brutal scene when she's beaten up by thugs in an alley -- not a scene often filmed with a top actress as victim. The film has a historical interest as one of the first to be set in that new Babylon in the desert, Las Vegas. (In the 30s, the only Nevada location was Reno; Vegas was still a chicken run.) Despite its semi-documentary approach, The Lady Gambles sustains interest; as a look at abnormal gambling, it's better than Gambling House (with Victor Mature) or The Las Vegas Story (with Mitchum and Jane Russell).

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