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Gambling House (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 December 1950 (USA)
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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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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Crime-Smeared Story of Marc Fury...Gambler! See more »

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The $50,000 Farrow promises Fury would be worth almost $500,000 in 2016. See more »

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Joe Farrow: You been losing a lot lately. Almost broke, ain't ya?
Marc Fury: That's your estimate.
Lloyd Crane: Would 50,000 dollars interest you?
Marc Fury: Maybe.
Lloyd Crane: Well, here's your situation. I suggest you let them put you on trial. We'll plead self-defense and keep you off the stand. It'll appear obvious that Blenheim pulled a gun, shot you and you grabbed it. In the scuffle, Blenheim was killed. Farrow will be a good witness. And I'm positive no one can laugh off that hole in you.
Marc Fury: [turning his head towards Farrow] Have a got your word ...
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gambling story with a social conscience
9 January 2006 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A very good part for Victor Mature as an associate in a gambling operation run by William Bendix, who finds out, when he's about to be deported, that he isn't a US citizen, even though he fought in WW2. When he's banned to Ellis Island for a brief time, he looks lost amid the newly arrived immigrants. His romance with Terry Moore, a young looking idealist who helps recent immigrants, doesn't have much heat, though it leads to a great scene with the two of them driving along a dark road in New Jersey on the way to one of Bendix's out of the way gambling houses in the Jersey woods. The closing scene on a dark corner, with Bendix and his men and Mature is text book noir. To its detriment, the film's two distinct parts don't unite very well into a cohesive whole.


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