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Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 8 February 1930 (USA)
A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

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John Cromwell
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
William Powell ... John D. Marsden / 'Natural' Davis
Jean Arthur ... Judith Marsden
Kay Francis ... Alma Marsden
Regis Toomey ... 'Babe' Marsden
Stanley Fields ... Dorgan
Brooks Benedict ... Al Mastick
Betty Francisco ... Mrs. Mastick
John Risso John Risso ... Tony
Joan Standing Joan Standing ... Miss Abrams
Maurice Black ... Nick
Irving Bacon ... Harry
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A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

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gambling | gangster | See All (2) »

Taglines:

He made His Own rules for Life and Love...Then Broke Them. What Penalty Did He Pay? (Print Ad- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ((Pittsburgh, Penna.)) 31 January 1930) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminhos da Sorte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone) (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Remade as Her Husband Lies (1937) See more »

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Good
23 August 2009 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

'Natural' Davis (William Powell) is a respected gambler who follows a ruthless code of honour with those who cheat against him. His wife Alma (Kay Francis) wants to divorce him because of his addiction and lifestyle but they agree on a reconciliation and 2nd honeymoon together and 'Natural' promises to give up gambling. However, his plans change when his brother 'Babe' (Regis Toomey) arrives in town...............

This is a well acted film with William Powell very good in the lead role and Kay Francis a little irritating at times with her facial over-emoting. However, Powell carries the film and pulls it into the "good" category. It has a slightly downbeat ending.


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