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City of Chance (1940)

Texas girl (Bari) goes to New York, becomes a newspaper reporter, and tries to get her gambler boyfriend (Woods) to come home.


Ricardo Cortez


John Francis Larkin (as John Larkin), Barry Trivers


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Complete credited cast:
Lynn Bari ... Julie Reynolds
C. Aubrey Smith ... The Judge
Donald Woods ... Steve Walker
Amanda Duff ... Lois Carlyle Blane
June Gale ... Molly
Richard Lane ... Marty Connors
Robert Lowery ... Ted Blaine
Alexander D'Arcy ... Baron Joseph
George Douglas George Douglas ... Muscles
Harry Shannon ... Passline
Eddie Marr Eddie Marr ... Charlie Nevins
Robert Allen ... Fred Walcott
Charlotte Wynters ... Mrs. Helen Walcott
Nora Lane ... Mrs. Dorothy Grainger


Texas girl (Bari) goes to New York, becomes a newspaper reporter, and tries to get her gambler boyfriend (Woods) to come home.

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reporter | gambler | See All (2) »


SHE WANTED THRILLS...and she found them in the dangerous hours before dawn!


Crime | Drama







Release Date:

13 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The City See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Rare, yes but that's all.
25 July 2010 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I have never seen a Ricardo Cortez's film except this one. It seems it is hard to catch. I don't say it is a film noir, not really as I mean. Rather a sort of mix up between film noir and comedy. A story around a gambling house and a woman reporter. I have seen a thousand films of this kind in my life. I will forget it in a few days. But if you can watch this feature, don't miss it. It is worthwhile for a movie buff like me. I don't know the players, but I certainly have seen them in other films before.

Well folks, that's all you can say about it. Pure product of the thirties and early forties B pictures.

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