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The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

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Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mark Fallon
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Angelique 'Leia' Dureau
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Ann Conant (as Julia Adams)
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Kansas John Polly
Paul Cavanagh ...
Edmond Dureau
John Baer ...
Laurent Dureau
Ron Randell ...
George Elwood
Ralph Dumke ...
F. Montague Caldwell
Robert Warwick ...
Gov. Paul Monet
William Reynolds ...
Pierre Loyette
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Andre Brion
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Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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10 April 1953 (France)  »

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Der Held vom Mississippi  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 1, 1954 with Tyrone Power reprising his film role. See more »

Soundtracks

DE LAWD'S PLAN
Written by Henry Mancini and Frank Skinner
Lyrics Frederick Herbert
Sung by LeRoi Antoine
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An enjoyable movie
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent and a bit different action type story line. Great mix, of old world, upper echelon Mississippi River gambling life. Also the rift between "commoners" and the "rich elite" who like to make believe they don't have all the same feelings and faults like us average folk. It has a good supporting cast as well. Tyrone Power was a bit older by this move but we all age and he still looks darn good. He also is still a fine actor and personality and can command the screen too. It's has some excellent sword play and it also provides a bit of a real fencing education. Besides all that it's in color and It's got Julie Adams and Piper Laurie too!


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