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Dark Hazard (1934)

Passed | | Drama | 3 February 1934 (USA)
Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

W.R. Burnett (novel), Ralph Block (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Jim 'Buck' Turner
Genevieve Tobin ... Marge Mayhew Turner
Glenda Farrell ... Valerie 'Val' Wilson
Robert Barrat ... Tex Willis
Hobart Cavanaugh ... George Mayhew
Gordon Westcott ... Joe
Sidney Toler ... John Bright
War Cry War Cry ... Dark Hazard--Dog
George Meeker ... Pres Barrow
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Mayhew
Willard Robertson ... Bill 'Billy' Fallen
William V. Mong ... Plummer--Hotel Owner
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Storyline

Jim is a compulsive gambler. He meets Marge at a boarding house and they get married. His gambling causes problems. When he runs into old flame Valerie, Marge leaves him. After a few years he returns, but she is now in love with old flame Pres. Jim buys racing dog Dark Hazard and makes a fortune which he loses on roulette. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THE MOST LOVABLE ROLE EVER PLAYED BY EDW. G. ROBINSON (Print ad- Albany Times-Union,((Albany, NY)) 2 March 1934)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark hazard wereldkampioen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Henry B. Walthall is listed in studio records playing Schultz in this movie, but he is not seen in the print. See more »

Quotes

Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Well, where you goin', baby?
Jim 'Buck' Turner: Well, Birdy and me were just going out for a walk.
Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Oh, yeah? Over to the Gaiety to blow that roll?
Jim 'Buck' Turner: Aw, blow your grandma. Say, I can't lose this week. I'm lucky! I'm gonna roll up that 5Gs and do another big hunk of ice for ya.
Valerie 'Val' Wilson: Are you gonna be a chump all your life?
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Connections

Referenced in Lady Killer (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Pettin' in the Park
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played as background music when Buck meets Mr. Willis at the dog racing track
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One of Robinson's finest!
4 December 2003 | by bernebnerSee all my reviews

Dark Hazard is 80 minutes of sheer delight in this Edward G. Robinson '34 item directed by Alfred Green that I was totally unfamiliar with. Robinson gives a heart warming interpretation of a race track tout and gambler who falls for Genvieve Tobin, somewhat of a wasp with whom they have wedding bliss in California where he's hired to look after Sidney Toler's 1/3 interest in a dog track. His infatuation with gambling causes her to move back with her mother in (Ohio?); he follows her and patronizes the local dog track where he follows the horse Dark Hazard closely. After the horse is injured he buys it for $25 and nurses it back to health and wealth. He has left Tobin and goes back to his old flame, Glenda Farrell (at her intense best). Has all of Warner's fine snap crackle and pop ingredients of that era.


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