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Gambling Lady (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery | 31 March 1934 (USA)
Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writers:

Ralph Block (screen play), Doris Malloy (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jennifer Lady Lee
Joel McCrea ... Garry Madison
Pat O'Brien ... Charlie Lang
Claire Dodd ... Sheila Aiken
C. Aubrey Smith ... Peter Madison
Robert Barrat ... Mike Lee
Arthur Vinton ... Jim Fallin
Phillip Reed ... Steve
Philip Faversham ... Don Carroway
Robert Elliott ... Graves
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Cornelius - Lawyer
Willard Robertson ... District Attorney
Huey White Huey White ... Mealy - Bodyguard
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A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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SHE WAITED FIVE YEARS FOR THIS ROLE! (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 18 April 1934)

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Trivia

Barbara Stanwyck would go on to later star in the unrelated, but similarly titled, film: The Lady Gambles (1949). See more »

Goofs

In the opening visual credits, actor Arthur Vinton's character is listed as "Fallin." However, in the film, the door of his office bears the name "Fallon Investment Co." See more »

Quotes

Lady Lee: Watson, my magnifying glass, and a bottle of milk for Toodles.
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Soundtracks

There's a Ring Around the Moon
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Green
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Stanwyck deals more cool
30 March 2004 | by cheesepleaseSee all my reviews

Stanwyck plays an honest gambler and she steals the movie. After she ("Lady" Lee) realizes she can't rely on her gambling father, she meets wealthy Joel McCrea, who is, well, young and smitten. Find acting by all, including Pat O'Brien as Stanwyck's buddy and Sir C. Aubrey Smith as a father figure.

I just saw this movie shortly after seeing "But the Flesh Is Weak" on Turner Classic Movies. Sir C. Aubrey Smith is also in that movie, in which he plays the gambling father of young Robert Montgomery, who is smitten by wealthy Nora Gregor and is buddies with wealthy Heather Thatcher. Both movies have a similar parent-child duo wanting to strike it rich, and the start of each movie is similar. But from there on, they are two very different movies, "Gambling Lady" being a more thoughtful, dramatic film, and "But the Flesh Is Weak" being a romantic romp.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbara Stanwyck - Die Spielerin See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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