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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 November 1935 (USA)
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the ... See full summary »

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Stephen Roberts
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Complete credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... Paul Gallard
Joan Bennett ... Helen Berkeley
Colin Clive ... Bertrand Berkeley
Nigel Bruce ... Ivan
Montagu Love ... Director
Frank Reicher ... Second Assistant Director
Lionel Pape ... Thid Assistant Director
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Office Man
André Cheron André Cheron ... Dealer (as Andre Cheron)
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Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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He had he BAD LUCK to win ten millions. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Ronald Colman (1962) See more »

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
(1892) (uncredited)
Written by Fred Gilbert
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Ronald Colman makes even thin material like this shine.
22 June 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Ronald Colman plays the poorly named Paul Gaillard. After all, he's supposed to be a Russian prince! His name is hardly Russian. Despite this confusing name, his job is to go to Monte Carlo and try to increase the money his little band of ex-pats has. He turns out to have amazing luck and soon breaks the bank! But the casino refuses to simply let him walk away and they employ a sexy lady (Joan Bennett) to turn his head and convince him to return to the tables.

Slight as can be and Colman is miscast because he seems British, not Russian. However, despite that, his graceful manner and lovely acting work out in most every film he's done...even a weak one like this. Perhaps the only turkey he couldn't save was "The Story of Mankind"...a movie so stupid even Colman couldn't save it. This one, however, is worth seeing but far from a must-see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desbanqué Montecarlo See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco See more »

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20th Century Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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