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The Scheming Gambler's Paradise (1905)

Le tripot clandestin (original title)
Not Rated | | Short
Despite all methods of instantaneously masking a clandestine gambling den's shady activities, the risk of getting caught is high, especially when the police thirsts for success. But, sometimes, indulging in pure fun is just too tempting.

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Georges Méliès
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Where do all upper-class people and the most respectable and wealthiest members of high society go to blow off some steam? At an illegal and equally exciting clandestine gambling den. However--despite all sophisticated methods of instantaneously masking the shady activities--there's always the risk of getting caught, especially when the local police department is thirsting for a success. But, sometimes, indulging in pure fun is just too tempting. Written by Nick Riganas

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France

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Very Good--Let the Story Be the Highlight
17 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is certainly fun. Some people are running an illegal gambling house. They have made their gaming equipment so it can be neutralized because they are subject to frequent raids by the police. Such a raid takes place and everything goes according to plan, but, unfortunately for gamblers, the police come rolling back in shortly after an initial raid. This time they don't have time and the people run away (except for one man). But there is an interesting conclusion.


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