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26 December 1952 (USA) See more »
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A social-climbing American with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood, but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend stand in the way of happiness. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dane Clark ... Jim Forster

Kathleen Byron ... Pat
Naomi Chance ... Lady Susan Willens
Meredith Edwards ... Dave Davies
Anthony Forwood ... Lord Peter Willens

Eric Pohlmann ... Arturo Colonna
Enzo Coticchia ... Angelo Colonna
Julian Somers ... Licasi - Club Manager
Anthony Ireland ... Richard Farning
Thomas Gallagher ... Sam
Max Bacon ... Maxie
Mona Washbourne ... Miss Minter
Jane Griffiths ... Lady Jane Greer
Richard Shaw ... Louis
George Pastell ... Jacko Spina
Martin Benson ... Tony - Pat's Dance Partner
Eric Boon ... The Boxer (scenes deleted)
Felix Felton ... Boxing Promoter (scenes deleted)
Hal Osmond ... Fred - Stable Groom
Percy Marmont ... Lord Willens-Hortland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Engles (uncredited)

Robert Brown ... John - Waiter at Max's Dive (uncredited)
Irissa Cooper ... The Tart (uncredited)
Peter Hutton ... Roger Bowen (uncredited)
David Keir ... The Gambler (uncredited)
André Mikhelson ... El Greco (uncredited)
Prince Monolulu ... Himself (uncredited)
Paul Sheridan ... The Croupier (uncredited)
Mark Singleton ... Waiter at Jack of Spades (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Shadow (uncredited)

Directed by
Patrick Jenkins 
Sam Newfield (footage added for US release)
Terence Fisher (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Sam Newfield 

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ivor Slaney 
 
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey  (as Walter Harvey)
 
Film Editing by
Maurice Rootes 
 
Casting by
Michael Carreras 
 
Art Direction by
J. Elder Wills 
 
Makeup Department
Philip Leakey .... makeup artist (as Phil Leakey)
Pauline Trent .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John 'Pinky' Green .... production manager (as Pinky Green)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Holliday .... assistant director
Bill Herlihy .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Phil Rigal .... first assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill Salter .... sound recordist
Percy Britten .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Moray Grant .... camera operator
Tom Friswell .... clapper loader (uncredited)
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
Manny Yospa .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bill Lenny .... assembly cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marcus Dods .... conductor
Dennis Wilson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Renée Glynne .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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A Shot in the Dark Alley, 28 March 2015
Author: wes-connors from Earth

After he is apparently shot and hit by a car, we meet shady Dane Clark (as Jim Forster). An American in London, Mr. Clark operates a successful gambling casino. Clark served three years in prison because he got "crazy drunk" and beat a man to death. He would like to be accepted in polite society, but Clark still has a temper. He also talks like a Warner Brothers movie gangster, which doesn't help in "manners school." Clark decides to end his affair with common nightclub dancer Kathleen Byron (as Pat) and get intimate with classy socialite Naomi Chance (as Susan Willens). Underworld types give Clark a hard time...

Writer Sam Newfield delivers some interesting characters here, especially upper-crust Anthony Forwood (as Peter Willens), who could be a con-man, and mean-looking henchman Meredith Edwards (as Dave Davies), who has a devilish haircut. Still, the production is weak. The women should be more interesting, but are late and sketchy. It would have been nice to see more of both Ms. Byron and Ms. Chance. Byron could easily have been in more of the early scenes, to establish her upfront as Clark's precarious moll. The opening turns out to be a teaser; later in the film, we get see who wanted Clark dead. Sadly, you may not care.

***** The Gambler and the Lady (12/26/52) Sam Newfield ~ Dane Clark, Naomi Chance, Anthony Forwood, Meredith Edwards

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