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The Girl and the Gambler (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 June 1939 (USA)
Learning of a certain cantina dancer, the notorious outlaw El Rayo bets he can bring her voluntarily back that night. Arriving he learns she loves the craps table operator Johnny Powell. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Joseph Fields (screenplay) (as Joseph A. Fields), Clarence Upson Young (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Carrillo ... El Rayo, aka Don José Maria Lopez y Tostado
Tim Holt ... Johnny Powell
Steffi Duna ... Dolores 'The Dove' Romero
Donald MacBride ... Mike Bascom
Chris-Pin Martin ... Pasqual
Edward Raquello ... Rodolfo Ramos
Paul Fix ... Charlie
Julian Rivero ... Pedro
Frank Puglia ... Gomez
Esther Muir ... Madge
Paul Sutton ... Manuelo
Charles Stevens ... Andres
Frank Lackteen ... Tomaso
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Storyline

Learning of a certain cantina dancer, the notorious outlaw El Rayo bets he can bring her voluntarily back that night. Arriving he learns she loves the craps table operator Johnny Powell. When Johnny catches one of El Rayo's men with loaded dice, he has to outdraw him. El Rayo gets Johnny put in jail and tells the dancer he will have his men break him out and hang him unless she comes with him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Romance runs rampant and fiery adventure flames in this tale of a girl who knew her tamales and out-smarted the smartest man in Mexico .(original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pomba e o Milhafre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original play opened in New York City, New York, USA, on 11 February 1925 and had 101 performances. In the cast were Judith Anderson and Sidney Toler. See more »

Connections

Remake of Girl of the Rio (1932) See more »

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Zapateado
Written by Aaron González
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