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Dark Hazard (1934)

Passed | | Drama | 3 February 1934 (USA)
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

W.R. Burnett (novel), Ralph Block (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Jim 'Buck' Turner
Genevieve Tobin ... Marge Mayhew Turner
Glenda Farrell ... Valerie 'Val' Wilson
Robert Barrat ... Tex Willis
Hobart Cavanaugh ... George Mayhew
Gordon Westcott ... Joe
Sidney Toler ... John Bright
War Cry War Cry ... Dark Hazard--Dog
George Meeker ... Pres Barrow
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Mayhew
Willard Robertson ... Bill 'Billy' Fallen
William V. Mong ... Plummer--Hotel Owner
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Storyline

Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years he returns, but she is now in love with old flame Pres. Jim buys racing dog Dark Hazard and makes a fortune which he loses on roulette. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THE MOST LOVABLE ROLE EVER PLAYED BY EDW. G. ROBINSON (Print ad- Albany Times-Union,((Albany, NY)) 2 March 1934)

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Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark hazard wereldkampioen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Henry B. Walthall is listed in studio records playing Schultz in this movie, but he is not seen in the print. See more »

Quotes

Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Where you been keepin' yourself? Oh, come on, give Mama a big hug.
Joe: Hey, hey, hey. I'm married now.
Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Don't tell me you turned decent on me.
Joe: Yeah.
Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Not legally.
Joe: Yeah. Handcuffs and everything.
Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Another good man on the straight and narrow.
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Soundtracks

Pettin' in the Park
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music when Buck meets Mr. Willis at the dog racing track
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Eddie Finally Ditches Priggish Genevieve and her Family for Ever-Charming Glenda
21 July 2003 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

The story is routine but it has many interesting touches:

Sidney Toler as a villain, a nasty Caucasion. He's very good in this role.

Genevieve Tobin was a lovely actress but she is under the sway of her shrewish mother here. Only her nerdy brother has any decency.

It's astonishing to see that almost 60 years ago, the title character -- a rescued racing greyhound -- is being MASSAGED by hero Robinson. So much for the inventiveness of New Age technology. It's actually quite touching.

What I love is that in the end, he gets wise to Tobin and her low-class, upwardly mobile mother and dumps the lot of them in favor of the always charming, likable Farrell, who is kind of a bad girl here but one we like.


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