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Gambler and the Lady (1952)

The Gambler and the Lady (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 December 1952 (USA)
A social-climbing American with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood, but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend stand in the way of happiness.


Sam Newfield




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Clark ... Jim Forster
Kathleen Byron ... Pat
Naomi Chance Naomi Chance ... Lady Susan Willens
Meredith Edwards ... Dave Davies
Anthony Forwood ... Lord Peter Willens
Eric Pohlmann ... Arturo Colonna
Enzo Coticchia Enzo Coticchia ... Angelo Colonna
Julian Somers Julian Somers ... Licasi - Club Manager
Anthony Ireland ... Richard Farning
Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... Sam
Max Bacon Max Bacon ... Maxie
Mona Washbourne ... Miss Minter
Jane Griffiths Jane Griffiths ... Lady Jane Greer
Richard Shaw Richard Shaw ... Louis
George Pastell ... Jacko Spina


A greedy but successful professional gambler wants to join the British Establishment when he falls in love with a blue-blooded lady. But first he must mend his ways and then dump his nightclub singer girl friend. She's not so easy to get rid of, neither is his past. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Their wheel of fortune was spun by the COLD STEEL of an AUTOMATIC!


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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According to Terence Fisher's biographer Peter Hutchings, in his book "Terence Fisher" (Manchester University Press), Mr. Fisher had nothing to do with this film. Moreover, in the book "The British 'B' Film" by Steve Chibnall, Brian McFarlane, in Wikipedia and in the British Film Database on line, the motion picture is solely credited to Patrick Jenkins and Sam Newfield, without any mention of Fisher's name. See more »

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Typically weak attempt by the Hammer studio to replicate American crime films; climax is mildly exciting
28 July 2010 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

A social-climbing American (Dane Clark) with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood (Naomi Chance), but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend (Kathleen Byron) stand in the way of happiness.

"The Gambler and the Lady" is a typically weak attempt by the Hammer studio to replicate American crime films. A mildly exciting climax (part of which is shown at the beginning) is the only thing that livens up this dull affair. I would have liked to see more of Percy Marmont, who was so good as Col. Burgoyne in Alfred Hitchcock's "Young and Innocent." Here he only gets a brief part as Chance's father.

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Release Date:

26 December 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jugador y la dama See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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