Nick Venizelos, an immigrant Greek barber, has an uncommon affinity for poker and other sorts of wagering and a group of his friends bankroll him in a big game, where his weakness for pretty blondes is taken advantage of by sleazy operator Sleepy Sam who cleans him out in a rigged game. Nick accepts help from his buddy Jack as they turn the tables on the grifters, but triumph soon changes to tragedy.
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Just a small-town barber who became a "big-shot" gambler-riding high and handsome until he went balmy for a blonde! (Print Ad-New York Sun, ((New York, NY)) 25 June 1931)
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Did You Know?
When Nick "The Barber" Venizelos (Edward G. Robinson
) calls his porter "George," it probably isn't an indication of friendliness or familiarity. White passengers on Pullman car trains often called all of the black porters George, to remind them that they were essentially servants of George Pullman, the white President of the Pullman Car Company. It was a practice that many of the porters secretly resented. See more
When "drowning" girl is rescued, it's late at night when she's driven to Nick's home, but when they pull up in front of his house, it's broad daylight. See more
Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos
Marie, open up the suitcase and hang up my checkered suit.
When You Were the Blossom of Buttercup Lane
Written by Al Bryan
, Al Dubin
and George W. Meyer See more