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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
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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)
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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 14, 1950 with Barbara Stanwyck and Stephen McNally reprising their film roles.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the bus window that Joan is on.See more »
Quotes:
David Boothe:Have you ever been in Las Vegas?
Dr. Rojac:Where?
David Boothe:Right in the middle of the Nevada desert you bump into a cockeyed oasis. It's a wide-open, 24-hour-a- day carnival that lives off three things - quick marriages, quick divorces, quick money, won and lost. $3 billion changed hands across the gambling table in Nevada last year, 3 billion. Those are the state's official figures and why not? Everybody likes to gamble. It's fun for most people, but for some people, it's a trap. It grabs down deep and won't let go.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Barbara Stanwyck was very versatile, 13 August 2001
Author: nickandrew from PA

It is very evident that Barbara Stanwyck was able to adapt to any sort of role or character in each of her pictures. In this one, she plays a businessman's wife who becomes addicted to gambling after a trip to Las Vegas. This isn't a bad character study, and probably one of the earliest ones dealing with this sort of obsession. It is also interesting to see how the Vegas strip looked in over 50 years ago. A young, unknown Tony Curtis has a cameo as a bell boy.

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