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Gambling Lady (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery | 31 March 1934 (USA)
Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writers:

Ralph Block (screen play), Doris Malloy (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jennifer Lady Lee
Joel McCrea ... Garry Madison
Pat O'Brien ... Charlie Lang
Claire Dodd ... Sheila Aiken
C. Aubrey Smith ... Peter Madison
Robert Barrat ... Mike Lee
Arthur Vinton ... Jim Fallin
Phillip Reed ... Steve
Philip Faversham ... Don Carroway
Robert Elliott ... Graves
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Cornelius - Lawyer
Willard Robertson ... District Attorney
Huey White Huey White ... Mealy - Bodyguard
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Storyline

A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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SHE WAITED FIVE YEARS FOR THIS ROLE! (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 18 April 1934)

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbara Stanwyck - Die Spielerin See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the opening visual credits, actor Arthur Vinton's character is listed as "Fallin." However, in the film, the door of his office bears the name "Fallon Investment Co." See more »

Quotes

Lady Lee: Gerry, I need ten thousand right away.
Garry Madison: Ten thousand what?
Lady Lee: Dollars! Charlie Lang is down in the tombs and I gotta spring him.
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Soundtracks

Lovely
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Music by Fred E. Ahlert
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Stanwyck Shines In Slick Soap
22 July 2002 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A high-minded GAMBLING LADY runs into trouble when she becomes connected with a society family.

Breezy & entertaining, this was the sort of film which Warner Brothers created with such ease. Blessed with good acting & fine production values, these pictures were generally guaranteed to be crowd pleasers.

As always, Barbara Stanwyck is utterly fascinating to watch. Not only talented & lovely, Stanwyck's great forte was her utter believability in any role she undertook. Here, she looks perfectly natural with a deck of cards in her hand, playing & dealing. Her authenticity is matched by the passion which she displayed with every performance.

Her leading men are two of the best: rich boy Joel McCrea & genial crook Pat O'Brien - both do well by their roles. Given equal billing, the viewer is left guessing for quite a while which one will finish the film in Stanwyck's arms.

Excellent support is given by marvelous old Sir C. Aubrey Smith as a kindly gentleman who befriends Stanwyck, Arthur Vinton as the head of a notorious Gambling Syndicate & eccentric little Ferdinand Gottschalk as Sir Aubrey's lawyer.

Movie mavens will recognize Willie Fung as a member of the Syndicate, and Arthur Treacher & Louise Beavers as Sir Aubrey's butler & cook - all uncredited.


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