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Devil's Lottery (1932)

Intricate, soapy drama of romance, heartbreak, and murder amongst a diverse group of sweepstakes winners visiting a newspaper tycoon's estate.

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writers:

Nalbro Bartley (novel), Guy Bolton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elissa Landi ... Evelyn Beresford
Victor McLaglen ... Jem Meech
Alexander Kirkland ... Stephen Alden
Ralph Morgan ... Captain Geoffrey Maitland
Paul Cavanagh ... Major Hugo Beresford
Barbara Weeks ... Joan Mather
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Mary Ann Meech
Herbert Mundin ... Trowbridge
Halliwell Hobbes ... Lord Litchfield
Lumsden Hare ... Inspector Avery
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Intricate, soapy drama of romance, heartbreak, and murder amongst a diverse group of sweepstakes winners visiting a newspaper tycoon's estate.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

The Love Adventures......of A Love Adventuress! (Print Ad- St. Petersburg Times, ((St. Petersburg, Fla.)) 5 April 1932) See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Absorbing, Over-looked Gem!
12 July 2020 | by sobaok-211-4669See all my reviews

Director Sam Taylor offers an absorbing look into a cross-section of individuals who suffer the effects of sudden wealth (all winners in the Calcutta Sweepstakes). The well-chosen cast work in ensemble. Elissa Landi gives perfect nuance and dramatic weight as a woman of scandal who redefines her life. Her parasite lover (Paul Cavanagh) is appropriately repelling. Victor McLaglen (with his usual loose screw) is spot-on as an annoying prize-fighter, still tied to his mother's apron strings. Alexander Kirkland offers a certain naivety and charm, as the young man who discovers money isn't necessarily liberating. Halliwell Hobbes, who hosts the cast of characters at his English castle, has the insight and integrity to allow his guests to discover "themselves" ..... excellent photography and editing help create worthy Pre-Code screen fare.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Lotterie des Teufels See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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