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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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Trivia

The first of six film collaborations between Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrae. See more »

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: For the three hundredth and eight-seventh time: No!
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Soundtracks

Flying Ace
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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Stanwyck and McCrea brighten up another clunker
30 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Stanwyck shines with her usual talent and beauty as she brightens up another slightly disappointing story. This time she's a trained gambler playing high-stakes poker for the mob. They trick her into cheating and when naive bachelor McCrea leads the cops to her, she's busted. This leads to a set of confusing circumstances, but eventually their marriage, which Stanwyck is willing to sacrifice to free her friend O'Brien.

Doesn't make much sense? Neither does this movie, but it's pretty OK fun and a suitable vehicle for all three stars.


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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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