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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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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)
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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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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Gamble with modest returns, 16 May 2009
Author: FilmFlaneur from London

In 1950, American producer Robert Lippert formed a business alliance with Hammer studios. Under the agreement, Lippert would provide American acting talent - frequently shop-worn stars or just supporting actors who fancied a profitable trip out of the country - while Hammer would supply the rest of the cast and the production facilities. Together they would split the profits. Famous for his concern with the bottom line, Lippert produced over 140 films between 1946 and 1955, characteristically genre pieces such as I Shot Jesse James or Rocketship XM. For the British deal, most of the films were noir-ish thrillers - and include this title.

Dane Clark, who appeared in several of these productions, plays the doomed gambler in question: a self made man, running a profitable London set up into which rudely intrudes his aspirational love life and the aggressive ambitions of some Italian gangster interlopers. His social climbing ultimately proves the straw that breaks the camel's back. Many of the British noirs interestingly import class considerations into the dramatic mix, concerns that are usually absent in the American model, and they are seen most strongly in this title. The gambler's end is ultimately determined by the suckering in of social mobility as much as the machinations of fate - but not before there is some effective sniping at the rudeness and untrustworthiness of the British ruling classes. Clark cuts a suitably doomed and somewhat pathetic figure as he struggle to gain acceptance.

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