Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich ... See full summary »

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Cory
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Abby Vollard
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Jeremiah Des Plains 'Biloxi' Caldwell
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Jen Vollard
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Alex Wyncott
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Mr. Earnshaw
Russ Morgan ...
Ruby Matrobe
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Louise Lorimer ...
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Joan Banks ...
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Harry Landers ...
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Glen Kramer ...
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Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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7 June 1957 (Finland)  »

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Mr. Cory Climbs the Ladder of Success
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! Curtis plays it to the hilt. You see him scheming, you see him analyzing, you see him schmoozing & it all works. Leaving the slums behind & wanting a girl who's out of his league (but not her sister, who's clearly in love w/him), Mr. Cory creates a name for himself as the business-guy of a gambling house where said rich girl can cavort with him under wraps whilst still keeping up appearances. When Curtis sees the real deal with her, he lets her have it, but good! She deserves it. She actually makes HIM feel cheap when she's really the one who's worth nothing! See this for Mr. Curtis' snappy style & how great he looks in a suit! He's usually such a talker in his films. In this, you can SEE him thinking & it all works.


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