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The Gambler from Natchez (1954)

In New Orleans, discharged army Captain Vance Colby learns of his father's killing done by three local Creole gents at a card game, and he sets out to punish the killers.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (story and screenplay), Irving Wallace (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dale Robertson ... Capt. Vance Colby
Debra Paget ... Melanie Barbee
Thomas Gomez ... Capt. Antoine Barbee
Lisa Daniels Lisa Daniels ... Ivette Rivage
Kevin McCarthy ... André Rivage
Douglas Dick ... Claude St. Germaine
John Wengraf ... Nicholas Cadiz
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Pierre Bonet
Henri Letondal Henri Letondal ... Robert Renard
Jay Novello ... René Garonne
Woody Strode ... Josh
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Returning to New Orleans, following four years of army service in Texas in the 1840s, Captain Vance Colby finds his father, a professional gambler, has been killed. The police tell him his father was killed while caught cheating in a card game by Andre Rivage, an arrogant young dilettante. Vance protests that his father was an honest gambler and never used marked cards, but the police inspector tells him there were witnesses. Aided by a riverboat owner, Captain Barbee, and his daughter, Melanie, Vance sets out to clear his father's name and avenge his death. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This was the South when Creole beauties and highborn ladies fought for the same men --- and Vance Colby courted death in every gambling casino between Natchez and New Orleans! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baton Rouge See more »

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Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Remake of The Mississippi Gambler (1953) See more »

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Iron Mistress, Mississipi Gambler, Count of Monte Cristo
9 December 2011 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

If you take the main characters from "The Iron Mistress" (1952), and "The Mississipi Gambler" (1953), which are the gambler, the noble brother and the proud sister, and add the story of the Count of Monte Cristo you will have this film. It could have been a flop, but having Irving Wallace to do the screenplay made quite a difference. Dale Robertson is Vance Colby that comes back from the war and besides almost getting killed, finds out that his father, a notorious gambler has been murdered at the casino. His mission becomes to kill every man that took part in the murder of his father. This film came out surprisingly good, as good as the two others that inspired it, and on a much lower budget. Dale Robertson gives good performance as Colby, Debra Paget a bit out of character. I rate it 8 out of 10.


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