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Gambling House (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  27 December 1950 (USA)
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Small time racketeer Marc Fury agrees to plead self-defense for a murder committed by gang boss Joe Farrow in exchange for Farrow's I.O.U. for $50,000. He is acquitted but is ordered ... See full summary »

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Marc Fury
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Lynn Warren
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Joe Farrow
Zachary Charles ...
Willie (as Zachary A. Charles)
Basil Ruysdael ...
Judge Ravinek
Donald Randolph ...
Lloyd Crane
Damian O'Flynn ...
Ralph Douglas
Cleo Moore ...
Sally
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Mrs. Della Lucas
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Mrs. Livingston
Gloria Winters ...
B.J. Warren
Don Haggerty ...
Sharky
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Small time racketeer Marc Fury agrees to plead self-defense for a murder committed by gang boss Joe Farrow in exchange for Farrow's I.O.U. for $50,000. He is acquitted but is ordered deported by immigration authorities unless he can convince the judge to let him stay. After meeting volunteer worker Lynn Warren his tough guy exterior begins to soften as he follows her through her efforts to settle a family of European refugees. Events lead to a dramatic conclusion as Farrow welches on his deal with him and Fury attends his final deportation hearing. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Confused storyline subverts atmospheric direction
18 July 2000 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

The opening and closing images of this movie, directed by Ted Tetzlaff, fall firmly in the tradition of evocative noir staging and shooting. Too bad the bulk of the movie falls far short of that promise. Victor Mature, an operative in a gambling syndicate bossed by duplicitous William Bendix, eludes a rap but finds himself about to be deported. Squeakily wholesome Terry Moore, who works expediting such cases, falls for Mature (she's the primary female presence in the film, which cries out for a darker, more ambiguous woman). For long stretches it's unclear whether the script is about the inequalities of the immigration laws or about the dangers of organized gambling. A much grittier treatment of the same subject, from the same era, is The Lady Gambles, starring the First Lady of Film Noir, Barbara Stanwyck.


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