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Release Date:
26 December 1952 (USA) See more »
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Their wheel of fortune was spun by the COLD STEEL of an AUTOMATIC!
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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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An excellent low-budget British noir-ish film. See more (8 total) »

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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72 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An excellent low-budget British noir-ish film., 12 January 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Like many European films of the 1950s and 60s, the folks who made "The Gambler and the Lady" imported an American star to give the film more box office power. While Dane Clark was not a huge name in Hollywood, he was very recognizable back in 1952 and already had a reputation as an excellent tough-guy in films.

The film begins with Clark owning a successful gambling house in England. You soon learn that he's trying hard to fit in with society but this is difficult, at times, for him since he is, down deep, a tough palooka. Time and again, he needs to fight the impulse to slug people as it will undo all the culture and refinement he's been adopting since relocating to this country. Now, after meeting a woman of high breeding, he has dreams of selling out and becoming respectable. This need is so strong that for once in his life, he makes himself very vulnerable. What happens next? See this nifty little film for yourself.

So why did I describe this film as being 'noir-ish'? Well, it has many of the qualities you find in an example of film noir--such as the dame, great tough-guy dialog, a downbeat ending and a hero who has a shady past. But, it also lacks the great lighting and camera-work you'd expect to see in American or French noir--making it, perhaps, noir-lite! This is not a complaint--just an observation about the film's style. But, it IS very good for a low-budget B movie--short, well-paced and full of nice acting. Well worth seeing.

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