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Winner Take All (1975)

An average American housewife who is addicted to gambling gradually destroys her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.

Director:

Paul Bogart

Writers:

Bill Garner (as William Garner), Caryl Ledner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Jones ... Eleanor Anderson
Laurence Luckinbill ... Bill Anderson
Sam Groom ... Rick Santos
Joyce Van Patten ... Edie Gould
Joan Blondell ... Beverly Craig
Sylvia Sidney ... Anne Barclay
John Carter ... Leonard Fields
Lorie Busk Lorie Busk ... Stacy Anderson
Wynn Irwin ... Arnie
Carmen Zapata ... Sara
Jason Wingreen ... Jerry
Parley Baer ... Bob
Joseph Hacker
Alex Nicol
Alice Backes
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An average American housewife who is addicted to gambling gradually destroys her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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When Ellie wins $30,000 at the track, the cashier hands her the money in cash and Ellie walks away. In reality, anyone who won this much on a single race would be required to fill out various tax statements before the winnings were paid out. See more »

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As a compulsive gambler myself, i can relate.
20 April 2010 | by camaly88See all my reviews

Shirley Jones does a great job of portraying a compulsive gambler in this movie. I am a compulsive gambler myself and I could truly relate to the pain and guilt and shame that overwhelms a person who has any addiction. As I watched this movie with over a year of sobriety, I still felt the desperation of her situation like it was mine all over again. Shirley Jones role is believable. I only wish it would've gone even deeper into the emotional despair that it can cause. This disease has killed many people literally and figuratively. I was only 9 yrs old when this movie came out and yet I'm so glad I watched this movie 35 years after it was made. Very well done.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Time Lock See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

The Jozak Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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