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Stills of Hollywood Stars in Gambling Scenes
----- none for sale ----

 
8x10 inch stills are photographs (usually black and white for newspaper use) printed on thin glossy paper that were created for all movies from the 1910s through the present day. Studios would often issue dozens of different stills for each movie.  These stills were special photos of the actors, often candid behind-the-scenes shots or staged publicity shots and other shots taken at angles different than seen in the film. Some were placed in frames in movie house lobbies to advertise the movie.  Others  were sent with press books to newspaper and magazine companies to advertise and publicize the movie in their publications.  Of all the movie posters and memorabilia, stills were the most prolific. I, a s a rule, don't buy or collect stills, but I am showing here some that I own and others from eBay auctions that I have come across. I also don't collect movie posters.
  
(The only movie memorabilia I do collect are the 11" x 14" movie "lobby cards" that have gambling or playing card scenes.  Some of them are on these web pages: here and here. )

(The above pictures are from 8x10 stills: Clark Gable ("Gone With the Wind") and Paul Newman ("The Sting").)

¶ gambling scene stills from Humphrey Bogart movies
-- click here
¶ gambling scene stills from James Bond movies -- click here.
¶ gambling scene stills from movies of old-time comedians (Marx Brothers, Bowery Boys, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Jerry Lewis, Bob Hope, et. al.)  -- click here.


I have divided my gambling stills presentation into four web pages to avoid over-crowding:
¶ Male Superstars and Notable Male Personalities -- on the page you are looking at.
Other Male actors -- click here.
Female stars -- click here to see that page.
Other Western Stars -- click here.


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Paul Newman, "The Sting" (1977)

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Paul Newman, "The Sting" (1977)
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Edward G Robinson, "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).

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Glenn Ford, "Mr. Soft Touch" (1949)
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Glenn Ford in "Gilda" (1946)
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Barbara Stanwyck in "The Great Man's
Lady" (1942)
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Carey Grant,"Mr Lucky" (1943)
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Rory Calhoun, "Dawn At Socorro" (1954)
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Mike Connors, "Stagecoach" (1960)
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Rock Hudson in "One Desire" (1955).
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Rock Hudson, "Bend of the River" (1952).
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Tony Curtis, "Rawhide Years" (1955)
 
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SteveMcQueen, "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).
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Clive Owen in "Croupier" (1998)
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Jack Kelly in "Maverick" (1950s)
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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in "Goldeneye" (1995)
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Timothy Dalton as James Bond in
"License to Kill" (1989)

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Sean Connery as James Bond
in "Dr. No" (1962)

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George Lazenby as James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).

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Cesar Romero in "Frontier Marshal" (1939)
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Adam  Tamiroff in "King of Gamblers" (1937)
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Ricardo Cortez in "The House on 56th Street" (1933).
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Tyrone Power, "Mississippi Gambler" (1953)
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Charles Bickford, "Mister Corey" (1957).
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Gene Tierney in "The Shanghai Gesture" 1941.
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John Gavin in "Destry" TV series.
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John Payne in "Tennessee's Partner" (1955).
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Mickey Rooney in "Killer McCoy" 1947.
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Diana Barrymore in "Frontier Badman" 1943.
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William Holden in publicity photo
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Spencer Tracy as Arnold Rothstein in
"Now I'll Tell" (1934).
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Robert Urich, "Ve$as" (TV series)
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Miriam Hopkins at roulette table
in "Barbary Coast" (1935)
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John Garfield in "Between Two Worlds" (1944)
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Phil Silvers in "Sgt. Bilko"
TV shows (1970s)
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Black and white stills of high and medium ranking male and female stars in gambling scenes.





John Wayne and Ward Bond in "Tall In the Saddle" (1944).  This is one of my all-time favorite movies.  I especially love the chemistry between Wayne and Ella Raines.  This "still" shows a very interesting scene in the movie. It is also controversial about the rules of poker.  The fellow with his back to the camera is holding a gun on Wayne.   Wayne and the guy were playing draw poker.  The guy needed to draw a Queen.  And he was dealt a Queen on the draw, but the card bounced off his wrist and was exposed!  Wayne said the card was thus "dead."  The guy protested. Wayne let the betting proceed. Wayne eventually claimed the pot because "the card was dead." But the guy draws his gun on unarmed Wayne and takes the pot.  Wayne leaves, but in a dramatic scene shortly returns with his gun and takes the pot!  I proudly own this still.



John Wayne and Ward Bond in "Tall In the Saddle" (1944).  In this movie Bond has the unusual role (for him) as the bad guy.  I own this still too.


 
John Wayne at roulette table in "The New Frontier" (1935).  This is from a reproduction of an 8" x 10" still. "In 1889 pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace Holmes, only to have him shot in the back. But leading the next batch of settlers is Milt's quick-on-the-draw son John [John Wayne], who gets help from friendly outlaws," per IMDb.



John Wayne and Jean Arthur in "Lady Takes a Chance" (1943), at craps table, Wayne shaking the dice in his right hand.



Roy Rogers in "Apache Rose" (1947).  I paid over $50.00 for this still.  It is signed by Roy Rogers.  In the still Roy is showing a "50" inlaid chip to a  land owner beset by crooked gamblers.
I have a web page devoted to this still, and a close-up of the chip in Roy's hand:  Click here.



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Roy Rogers (standing at roulette table, second from the right) and George 'Gabby' Hayes (in the center, wearing the star) in "Rainbow Over Texas" (1946).
Roy Rogers (no hat) in "Carson City Kid" (1940).




Gene Autry in unnamed movie.  The seller on eBay described it as "GENE AUTRY SINGING COWBOY GAMBLING THRU DEMIN LEGS."


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Gene Autry with Hugh O'Brian in "Beyond the Purple Hills" (1950).


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Humphrey Bogart as casino operator Rick Blaine in "Casablanca" (1942).  I own this.  Looks like a reproduction.  For sale, $20.00. Excellent condition.

The famous movie (often called the most popular movie ever made) stars "Humphrey Bogart (in his nominated for Best Actor Academy Award role; as "Rick", Richard Blaine), Ingrid Bergman (as Ilsa Lund), Claude Rains (in his nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award role; as Captain Renault), Conrad Veidt (as Major Strasser), Sydney Greenstreet (as Signor Ferrari), Peter Lorre (as Ugarte), S.Z. Sakall (as Carl), Paul Henreid (as Victor Laszlo), Dooley Wilson (as Sam), Madeleine LeBeau (as Yvonne), and Leonid Kinskey (as Sascha).

Peter Lorre is arrested as he stands by roulette table at Rick's Café Américain in "Cassablanca" (1942).

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall at roulette table in "The Big Sleep" (1946).

 "Private-eye Philip Marlowe is hired to keep an eye on General Sternwood's youngest daughter, Carmen, who has fallen into bad company and is likely to do some damage to herself and her family before long. He soon finds himself falling in love with her older sister, Vivien [Becall], who initially takes a deep dislike to Mr Marlowe. However, the plot thickens when murder follows murder.," per IMDb
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Humphrey Bogart in candid publicity still (not a scene from the movie) made during the production of  "The Big Sleep" (1946).
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Humphrey Bogart (center left)  and Ward Bond (center right) in "The Oklahoma Kid" (1939).

"McCord's [Bogart] gang robs the stage carrying money to pay Indians for their land, and the notorious outlaw "The Oklahoma Kid" Jim Kincaid [star James Cagney] takes the money from McCord. McCord stakes a "sooner" claim on land which is to be used for a new town; in exchange for giving it up he gets control of gambling and saloons. When Kincaid's father runs for mayor, McCord incites a mob to lynch the old man whom McCord has already framed for murder.," per IMDb.
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Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott in "Dead Reckoning" (1947), at craps table.

"After WWII, Rip Murdock's comrade in arms Johnny Drake disappears. Rip tries to track Johnny down and discovers a body burned beyond recognition that could be Johnny's. Rip discovers Johnny had been involved in a love triangle with Coral and her husband before the war. When Coral's husband was found shot to death, prime suspect Johnny disappeared by enlisting under a fake name. Rip has his hands full with the captivating Coral, the mystery of the burned body, the unsolved murder of Coral's husband, and an unfriendly mobster running the local gambling establishment. ," per IMDb.

Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott in "Dead Reckoning" (1947), at roulette table.

See row above.
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Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott in "Dead Reckoning" (1947), at craps table.  He's holding dice; she, a cigarette.

See plot summary above.
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Ronald Reagan and Dorothy Malone in "Law and Order" (1953).  Film was in color; this black and white photo was colorized. I own this one.

Note that Reagan wears his gun here on his left side. Looks like he also uses his left hand to place chips on a roulette table!  Most recent Presidents of the U.S. have, oddly, been left handed.  There is some controversy as to whether Reagan was a lefty. "The story behind Ronald Reagan's left-handedness is far more complicated. For, Reagan usually wrote with his right hand! However, in his movie 'The Killers' (1964), Reagan slaps Angie Dickinson with his left hand, something that most left-handers would do. Interestingly, Reagan’s biographer (Edmund Morris) has pointed out that in his movies Ronald Reagan usually twirled and shot pistols with his left-hand! Reagan also showed the inclination to wave with his left-hand. Why does Ronald Reagan write with his right hand? This can likely be explained by the fact that in his earlier years teachers usually learned (forced) children to write with the right hand."




 
Clark Gable in "Gone With the Wind" (1939).  Those are inlaid Comet chips on the table.  Nice chips, but not around during the Civil War!


 



Clark Gable in unnamed movie or a publicity shot.



Kirk Douglas practicing playing card dexterity in "The War Wagon" (1967), co-starring John Wayne.




Victor Mature and Ona Munson in wonderful scene of the main roulette pit in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1941), the great  Josef von Sternberg noir movie about degradation, revenge and addiction.  It also stars  Gene Tierney and Walter Huston.  Must-see movie with  a lot of gambling and sin. Munson is seen at the upper-right, at the entrance to the pit in white dress and arms outstretched.  Mature is down aways and in front of her; he is wearing white Asian garb and a fez.  Click here to see my lobby card from the movie, at the bottom of that page.


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Picture to left:  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, from left to right just as on the Sands Hotel-Casino sign in this famous photo of the "Rat Pack," probably a publicity shot for the movie "Ocean's Eleven" (1960).  All five were in the movie. .
Picture to right: Dean Martin (upper left), Peter Lawford (up rt), Frank Sinatra (center),  Clem Harvey (low lt), and Richard Conte (low rt).


Movie plot: a gang of World War II 82nd Airborne veterans is recruited by Danny Ocean (Sinatra) and Jimmy Foster (Lawford) to rob five different Las Vegas casinos (Sahara, Riviera, Desert Inn, Sands and The Flamingo) on a single night.


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Frank Sinatra in "Ocean's Eleven" (1960)
Frank Sinatra in "Ocean's Eleven" (1960), playing a slot machine.  Note the "Sands" marque on the slot machine.





Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner (left still) in "The Great Sinner" (1949), a must-see gambling-related movie. Ponderous in many places, but worthwhile because: 100% of the dialogue is about 19th century gambling and gambling addiction and philosophy; "A" production with elaborate scenes of 19th century Prussian gambling casinos and costumes; great supporting cast; Ava Garndner never looked more beautiful.

Gregory Peck and Debbie Reynolds (right still) in "How the West Was Won" (1962).



Gary Cooper playing poker in "The Hanging Tree" (1959).



Burt Lancaster (center, w black hat) and Rhonda Fleming in "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957)


 


Tyrone Power (seated in center, picture on the left) in "Mississippi Gambler" (1952).  King Donovan is left of him.
Picture on right: TYRONE POWER (on the right) playing cards with RON RANDELL. JOHN McINTIRE is in the foreground left.  "Mississippi Gambler" (1952).



James Stewart (in center, white hat) in "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964).  Publicity photo for the media to print in newspapers.  John Carradine is at the left; he, arguably, appeared in more movies than any other person! Arthur Kennedy (?) is on the right.





James Stewart collecting slot machine payout in unnamed movie.
Marlon Brando shooting dice in unnamed movie.



Rock Hudson and Julie Adams in "The Lawless Breed" (1953).


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Edward G. Robinson (shooting dice) and Edward Arnold (in both photos) in "Unholy Partners" (1941).


Robert Redford and Demi Moore at craps table in "Indecent Proposal" (1993).  For sale at $20.00.



John Gilbert (seated at left) in "Redemption" (1930).


Paul Newman in "The Sting" (1973).  Fine con game movie.  (Incidentally, in the color Paul Newman  picture at the top of this page, Newman is using the generic inlaid "Geometric" chips -- triangle in a circle.  Same movie, "The Sting.")



 
Steve McQueen (left) in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).
Tony Curtis in "Mr. Cory" (1957).

 

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Richard Widmark (on phone) watching Mark Stevens (in black coat) playing poker in film noir "Street With No Name" (1948).

"After two gang-related killings in "Center City," a suspect (who was framed) is arrested, released on bail...and murdered. Inspector Briggs (Lloyd Nolan) of the FBI recruits a young agent, Gene Cordell (Stevens), to go undercover in the shadowy Skid Row area (alias George Manly) as a potential victim of the same racket. Soon, Gene meets Alec Stiles (Widmark), neurotic mastermind who's "building an organization along scientific lines." Stiles recruits Cordell, whose job becomes a lot more dangerous...," per IMDb.

Elvis Presley
and Donna Douglas (of TV's "Beverly Hillbillies")
in "Frankie and Johnny" (1966).


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Dean Martin playing poker in "Mr. Ricco" (1975)

FRANK SINATRA AND DEAN MARTIN PLAYING POKER IN "SOME CAME RUNNING"
(1958).

Dean Martin (player with no hat) in "5 Card Stud" (1968).

"After a card shark is caught cheating, he is taken out and lynched by the drunkards he was playing against. Soon afterwards, the men who were in the lynch mob start being murdered, one after another; all by hanging. Who will be killed next and who is responsible? Is it one of the original party seeking to cover their accursed deed, or perhaps the mysterious Rev. Jonathan Rudd, who has recently arrived in town? ," per IMDb.

Frank Sinatra, next to Mitzi Gaynor,  playing poker in "The Joker is Wild" (1957),

"Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another, the mob boss who owns the first speakeasy has his thugs try to kill Lewis. Lewis survives, but his vocal cords are cut and he cannot sing. ... The assault that nearly cost him his life also helped turn him into an alcoholic and an inveterate gambler. These two character defects become the basis for his act [as a comedian] and help to make him a smash success. Unfortunately, they also work to wreak havoc in his personal life," per IMDb.

Frank Sinatra and (on the right) Wallace Ford in "Johnny Concho" (1956)

Henry Fonda (center) playing poker in "Spencer's Mountain" (1963).

Clint Eastwood (right) and  producer-playright Alan Jay Lerner conversing at gambling table prop between takes at their musical "Paint Your Wagon" (1969).  Part of the press information sheet is at the bottom of the picture.

"A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnaping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boomtown. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.," per IMDb.

Clint Eastwood (sitting, right) and Lee Marvin (standing next to Clint) in "Paint Your Wagon" (1969).

Awful, silly musical.  Jean Seberg wasted (see entry above thiis one.)

Steve McQueen (l) in publicity photo for "Cincinnati Kid" (1965).

James Cagney next to Ann Sheridan in "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938).

"Rocky Sullivan (James Cagney) and Jerry Connolly (Pat O'Brien) were tough kids who grew up together in the toughest part of New York --- Hell's Kitchen. Early on, Rocky gets sent to reform school, where he learns how to be a first class criminal. Jerry, who had escaped from the law, goes straight and becomes a priest. .. .....," per IMDb

James Cagney (standing, white collar) at faro table in "Frisco Kid" (1935).

"Bat Morgan is nearly shanghaied on his way to the gold fields of California. Instead he kills Shanghai Duck and becomes a hero in San Francisco's Barbary Coast. He winds up the rich owner of a saloon and gambling hall and is nearly lynched for a murder he didn't commit.," per IMDb
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James Cagney with the Dead End Kids in same movie as above, "Angels With Dirty Faces" (1938). Note the opened slot machine and the exposed reels.








unknown lady, Brigid Bazlen, Steve McQueen (seated), Paula Prentiss and Jim Hutton (left to right at roulette table) in "The Honeymoon Machine" (1961).

"The crew aboard the USS Elmira are working on a project, code named Operation Honeymoon. At the operation's core is the testing of the Magnetic Analyzer Computing Synchrotron, or MACS for short, which is a smart computer . ... ... [They] want to know if MACS, if given the proper data, can accurately predict games of chance, such as those found in casinos"..... ..., per IMDb

Young Rock Hudson in "The Lawless Breed" (1953).

"Released from jail, John Wesley Hardin (Hudson) leaves an account of his life with the local newspaper. It tells of his overly religious father, his resulting life of cards and guns, and his love for his step-sister replaced on her death during a gun fight with that for dance-hall girl Rosie.," per IMDb.

Rock Hudson in "Bend of the River" (1952).

Good Anthony Mann Western. "Glyn McLyntock [Jimmy Stewart]  has taken a job leading settlers west. He is helped by Emerson Cole [Arthur Kennedy], a man with a shady past whom McLyntock saves from a lynching. The homesteaders set up home a few days from Portland, but when McLyntock goes to collect their winter supplies he finds a town gone gold crazy. Can he get the food back to the settlers, and can he still count on Cole?," per IMDb.

Robert Taylor (far right) as detective making arrest at a poker game, in "Rogue Cop" (1954).

"Detective Chris Kelvaney (Taylor) has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who is willing to pay $15,000 if Eddie withdraws his testimony. But Eddie is an honorable cop and refuses. Beaumonte makes sure that Eddie is killed. After his death, Kelvaney starts to track down his brother's killer.," per IMDb.

Robert Taylor and Van Heflin (both standing) in "Johnny Eager" (1941).

"Ruthless hood Johnny Eager [Taylor} is pretending to his parole officer that he has chucked the rackets and is now a full-time taxi driver. In fact he's as deep in as he ever was, and desperately needs official permission to open his new dog track. When he meets up with Lisbeth Bard [Lana Turner] he finds he not only has a stunning new girlfriend but a possible way to get his permit.," per IMDb.

Glenn Ford promtional still for his movie "Mr Soft Touch" (1949).

"Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe's partner. Joe loots the club's safe for $100,000 and then finds sanctuary in a settlement house ran by Jenny Jones. Mistaking him for a down-and-out musician, she helps him understand the importance of her work. "Early" Byrd, a newspaper columnist, learns Joe's true identity and writes a column that puts Barney on his trail. The gangsters recover the money, after setting fire to the settlement house, but Joe steals it again, and returns to the gutted welfare house disguised as Santa Claus, and gives the money to Jenny to rebuild. There, Tenner and his gang catch up to Joe.," per IMDb.



Tyrone Power in "Mississippi Gambler" (1953).

"Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.," per IMDb.

Tony Curtis (l) with poker chips in "The Perfect Furkough" (1958).

"To pacify 104 sex-starved male soldiers building an Arctic radar base, Army psychologist Vicki Loren suggests choosing one by lot to have a "perfect furlough" as selected by the men: three weeks in Paris with their favorite pin-up queen, Sandra Roca. Since "winner" Paul Hodges is a tireless Don Juan, and this is a fifties comedy, Vicki is ordered to keep Paul and Sandra out of bed. But who will guard the guardian?," per IMDb.

WALLACE BEERY (centre right w/ cigar) at a roulette table. FRANCES RAFFERTY is on the far right. LEE TUNG FOO is the ORIENTAL man next to WALLACE BEERY. PAUL HURST is standing behind LEE TUNG FOO. BRUCE KELLOGG is second from the right -- in "Barbary Coast Gent" (1944).

"Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.," per IMDb.

David Niven (in white jacket) and Dody Goodman in "Bedtime Story" (1964).  Also starring Marlon Brando and Shirley Jones.

"Benson (Brando), is a Casanova who despises women and invents all sorts of tricks to bed them and leave them. His favorite one is going through Germany posing as an American GI of Teunonic extraction. Whenever he spots a girl he likes, he takes a Polarod picture of her house, knocks on the door waving the photo and pretending to be on a pilgrimage to this very cottage his grandmother so vividly described.....," per IMDb.

Victor Mature (upper left) watches Richard Burton and other Romans sahooting dice for Jesus' garments at Crucifixion in "The Robe" (1953).

"Marcellus (Burton) is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed. ," per IMDb.


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Carey Grant holding a stack of poker chips in unknown movie, probably "Mr Lucky" (1943).
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Clark Gable playing faro in "Call of the Wild" (1935).

"Call of the Wild, the 1935 William A. Wellman Alaskan canine dog adventure melodrama (based on the classic dog-in-the-Yukon novel by Jack London, but with a greatly expanded romance that wasn't in the book) starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen, Frank Conroy, and Buck (the St. Bernard dog!). Note that while making this movie, married Clark Gable had an affair with unmarried Loretta Young, and she became pregnant, and because it would have ruined both their careers, she took a year off and returned with an "adopted" baby!," per emoviepostercom

Clark Gable and Frank Morgan (the Wizard of Oz) around Gable's craps table in "Any Number Can Play" (1949).  The story of club owner Gable balancing his gambling enterprise with his family life is mostly uninteresting, but the movie is very worthwhile seeing for the great supporting cast of different gambling denizens constantly talking of gambling philosophies, lots of gambling equipment, and the depiction of the gambling milieu  of the times then
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Spencer Tracy and Clark Gabel (both in center) playing craps in "Boom Town" (1940).

"Buddies Big John McMasters (Gable) and Square John Sand (Tracy) are fast-talking, wisecracking wildcatters who manage to con enough equipment and capital to develop their own oil fields, but their friendship is put to the test when Big John inadvertently falls in love with Elizabeth (Claudette Colbert), Square John's longtime girlfriend. Eventually their friendship and partnership comes to an end on the flip of a coin. Years later, when Big John's interest in the beautiful Karen Vanmeer (Heddy Lamarr) threatens his marriage too, Square John intervenes in an effort to save the marriage of his former friend - even if it means ruining him financially., per IMDb.
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Boris Karloff, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney playing craps on a billiard  table in "Smart Money" (1931). (Robinson is in the center. Karloff is left of him.  Cagney, in striped shirt, is right of Robinson.)

"Nick Venizelos (Robinson), an immigrant Greek barber, has an uncommon affinity for poker and other sorts of wagering and a group of his friends bankroll him in a big game, where his weakness for pretty blondes is taken advantage of by sleazy operator Sleepy Sam who cleans him out in a rigged game. Nick accepts help from his buddy Jack (Cagney) as they turn the tables on the grifters, but triumph soon changes to tragedy." per IMDb.

Edward G Robinson in same move as above, "Smart Money."

"Wonderful original b/w 8x10 movie still featuring Edward G Robinson gambling at a roulette table with 6 blondes in a scene from the 1931 film "Smart Money."

Edward G. Robinson saying good-bye to the men at the table playing poker in "Little Caesar" (1931).

"The ambitious criminal Rico moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's gang with his friend Joe Massara. Sooner he becomes the leader of the gangsters and known as Little Caesar, and gets closer to the great mobster Pete Montana. In a robbery of a night-club, he kills the Crime Commissioner Alvin McClure and his pal Joe witnesses the murder. When Rico orders Joe to leave his mistress Olga Strassoff, she takes a serious decision., per IMDb.
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Burt Lancaster (white hat nr. center) playing roulette in "The Kentuckian" (1955).

"A frontiersman in 1820s Kentucky finds the area too civilized for his tastes, so he makes plans for he and his son to leave for the wild Texas country. However, he buys an indentured servant along the way, and her presence throws a monkey wrench into his plans.." per IMDb.ß
 
Douglas Fairbanks [Sr.] shooting dice in "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934).

"What do women want? Don Juan is aging. He's arrived secretly in Seville after a 20 year absence. His wife Dolores, whom he hasn't lived with in five years, still loves him. He refuses to see her; he fears the life of a husband. She has bought his debts and will remand him to jail for two years if he won't come to her. Meanwhile, an impostor is climbing the balconies of Seville claiming to be Don Juan. When a jealous husband kills him, the real Don Juan sees a way to avoid jail and get some peace. He hides as Captain Mariano in a small town. After six months, he's ready to return to society: can he measure up to the legend, will women find him attractive, and what about Doña Dolores?" per IMDb.

Paul Newman (lower right) playing poker in "Cool Hand Luke" (1967).

"Luke is sent to a prison camp, where he gets a reputation as a hard man. The head of the gang hates him, and tries to break him by beating him up. It doesn't work, and he gains respect. His mother dies, and he escapes, but is caught, escapes again, and is caught again. Will the camp bosses ever break him ?", per IMDbv.

Paul Newman in "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972).

"A no account outlaw establishes his own particular brand of law and order and builds a town on the edges of civilization in this farcical western. With the aid of an old law text and unpredictable notions Roy Bean [Newman] distinguishes between lawbreakers and lawgivers by way of his pistols. ," per IMDb.
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David Niven  at faro game in "The Elusive Pimpernel" "(released in the U.S. as "The Fighting Pimpernel"), the 1950 Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger English historical romantic adventure melodrama ("They seek him here, they seek him there, those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel!"; a loose remake of "The Scarlet Pimpernel"; based on the story by Baroness Emmuska Orczy) starring David Niven (in the title role as Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Margaret Leighton, Jack Hawkins, Cyril Cusack, and Robert Coote"  per seller. "... .... A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine," per IMDb.

David Niven and Ann Blyth in "The King's Thief" (1955).

"Lady Mary's father is innocently accused of treason and is executed. It is the king's evil chancellor, the duke of Brompton, who has found a way of getting rich by accusing his enemies of treason, having them killed and then expropriating their fortune. Lady Mary travels to London to meet the duke, but instead meets the handsome Michael Dermott. Dermott has found the duke's notebook where all his evil schemes have been written down. Of course, he is very anxious to get his notebook back.," per IMDb.

Ray Milland  "cheating" in "The Man With X-Ray Eyes" (1963).

British 8 x 10 Front of the House Card.

"Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug on himself, Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality!," per IMDb.

Glenn Ford in early scene in craps game in "Gilda" (1946).

"Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears...," per IMDb.

Glen Ford playing blackjack in "Gilda" (1946). Joseph Calleia is looking over his shoulder.  I own this still.  For sale at $15.00.

Tony Curtis in "Rawhide Years" (1955).

"Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself.," per IMDb.

Tony Curtis in "Rawhide Years" (1955).

See above.
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TONY CURTIS in The Persuaders (1971-72 TV series).

"English Lord Brett Sinclair [Roger Moore] and American Danny Wilde [Tony Curtis] are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together by Judge Fullton to investigate crimes which the police can't solve. These two men are complete opposites, but become great friends through their adventures and constantly risk their own lives for one another. ," per IMDb.
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Myrna Loy and Robert Taylor in "Lucky Night" (1939).

Awful movie.  " Lucky Night, the 1939 Norman Taurog casino gambling romantic comedy ("Head over heels in love!") starring Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allen, Henry O'Neill, and Douglas Fowley."
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John Wayne (right) and Marlene Dietrich in "The Spoilers" (1942).

"In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister (Wayne) and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte (Dietrich), fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara (Randolph Scott)," per IMDb.
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John Wayne (center) and Ben Johnson (2nd right) in "The Train Robbers" (1973).

"A gunhand named Lane (Wayne) is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe (Ann Margaret), to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.." per IMDb.
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John Wayne in "Flame of the Barbary Coast" (1945).

"Montana cowboy Duke Fergus travels to 1906 San Francisco to collect a debt from Tito Morell [Joseph Schildkraut, left in picture above] who runs a place on the dodgy Barbary Coast. Though he heads home after losing the money to Morell's card-sharping, Duke takes a crash course on card play and returns with all his savings ready to take on Morell and start up his own place. A lot of this is due to Morell's woman Flaxen whom Duke has fallen for. The earth may soon be moving for him in quite dramatic ways.," per IMDb.
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John Wayne in "Flame of the Barbary Coast" (1945).

See row above.
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James Cagney & Warren Hymer by gambling machine in "Sinners' Holiday" (1930).

"Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.," per IMDb.
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Joel McCrea in "The San Francisco Story" (1952).

"In San Francisco in the 1850's, Rick Nelson (McCrea), wealthy California miner, at the urgent request of his friend, crusading newspaper editor Jim Martin, comes to San Francisco. Nelson takes no interest in being part of a vigilante clean-up of the city until he meets the beautiful Adelaide McCall, a real good friend of crooked politician Andrew Cain. Adelaide falls in love with Nelson, and he gets quickly involved on politics, love and the establishment of law-and-order on the Barbary Coast...and Nob Hill.," per IMDb.
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Wallace Beery (light-colored hat) and Marjorie Main playing faro in "Jackass Mail" (1942).

"Tiny Tucker delivers mail and attracted to her, Just Baggot becomes her new carrier. When he kills a man in a gunfight, the man's son joins him in the deliveries and they become good friends. But Baggot has two problems, alcohol and the urging of his friend Signor to rob the mail shipments. When the boy learns Baggot killed his father and leaves him, Baggot decides to join Signor in a train robbery. When other outlaws beat them to it, they have a chance to become heroes.," per IMDb
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Kirk Douglas in "War Wagon" (1967).


"Taw Jackson [John Wayne] returns from prison having survived being shot, to the ranch and gold that Frank Pierce stole from him. Jackson makes a deal with Lomax [Douglas], the man who shot him 5 years ago to join forces against Pierce and steal a large gold shipment. The shipments are transported in the War Wagon, an armored stage coach that is heavily guarded. The two of them become the key players in the caper to separate Pierce from Jackson's gold.," per IMDb.
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Randolph Scott (center, making faro bet) in "The Stranger Wore a Gun" (1953).

"Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War, Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past. He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from. When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men. When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself. ," per IMDb.


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Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Leo Gordon, Morris Ankrum (standing left to right), and John Payne (sitting, right) in "Tennessee's Partner" (1955).

"A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee   (Payne)  has an uneasy relationship with Duchess (Fleming), madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved from murder by a lonesome cowpoke ('My friends call me Cowpoke' [Reagan]), in town to meet his fiancée Goldie (Coleen Gray) on the steamboat. When she arrives, there's a mysterious undercurrent between Goldie and Tennessee, whose newfound friendship with Cowpoke is destined to be severely tried...," per IMDb.
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Tyrone Power in "The Mississippi Gambler" (1953).  Piper Laurie on the left, and Julie Adams on the right. (Click here for fuller picture with women's faces.)

Note that movie has a climactic poker game scene at the end, and also note that this was the third time Universal used this title for a movie, but none of the three movies were related.

"Mark Fallon [Power], with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau [Piper Laurie], whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Dueling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.," per IMDb.
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John McIntire (left),  Jay C. Flippen (center), James Stewart and Walter Brennan in "The Far Country" (1955).

"In 1896, Jeff Webster [Stewart] sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon [McIntire]) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum [Brennan] get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home. ," per IMDb.
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Charlton Heston, Liz Scott and Don DeFore in "Dark City" (1950).

"Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant (DeFore), a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that isn't his...then hangs himself. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in. Dark streets and sexy torch-singer Fran lend ambience," per IMDb.
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Alan Ladd in "The Iron Mistress" (1952).

"In 1825, Jim Bowie travels to New Orleans to sell the output from the sawmill he runs with his brothers. He soon meets the beautiful Judalon de Bornay who seems to have most men wrapped around her little finger. She clearly likes him but when he tells her he's leaving, she manipulates one of her beaus into challenging him for a duel. Bowie survives the confrontation but devises a plan to sell the not only his lumber but also the family mill and invest it in land. Within a couple of years, the Bowie brothers are quite rich and Jim meets Judalon again - only this time she is married. It doesn't stop her from manipulating those around her. Jim's business interests lead to a bloody duel where several people are killed and a confrontation with local saloon owner and crook Black Jack Sturdevant. After Sturdevant tries to kill him on the trail, Bowie is rescued by a beautiful Mexican woman and decides to make his home in Texas.," per IMDb.
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Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra (the two crouched and on one knee) shooting dice in "Guys and Dolls" (1955).

 IMDb: "All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit [Sinatra] to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown [Jean Simmons], who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson [Brando], who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide [Vivian Blaine], who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Includes the songs: Fugue for Tinhorns, "Luck Be a Lady", "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat"."



Marlon Brando (background) and Vivian Leigh (2nd right) at poker game in "Streetcar Named Desire" (1951).

"Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a desperate prowl for someplace in the world to call her own. After being exiled from her hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, for seducing a seventeen-year-old boy at the school where she taught English, Blanche explains her unexpected appearance on Stanley and Stella's (Blanche's sister) doorstep as nervous exhaustion. This, she claims, is the result of a series of financial calamities which have recently claimed the family plantation, Belle Reve. ... When Mitch -- a card-playing buddy of Stanley's -- arrives on the scene, Blanche begins to see a way out of her predicament. .... ," per IMDb
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Marlon Brando's poker games is interrupted by Vivian Leigh and Kim Hunter in " Streetcar Named Desire" (1951).  See row above.
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Al Pacino at roulette table in "The Godfather Part II" (1974).

"The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone [Pacino] in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba. ," per IMDb.
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Cary Grant and Carole Lombard (both center) in "Sinners In the Sun" (1932).  Looks like the edge of a roulette wheel at the very lower left, under the purse.

"Doris and Jimmie are in love, but she refuses to marry him, and he chucks her. Jimmie becomes Claire Kinkaid's chauffeur, and Claire falls in love with him. Doris becomes the mistress of Eric, a very rich bloke, who doesn't love his wife. Doris and Eric go gambling around the world, which is what Ridgeway and Lil are doing. Lil kills herself. Doris and Jimmie meet again, argue, and then get back together," per internet.

(At first I thought it was from Cary Grant's "Gambling Ship" (1933), but no.)
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Cary  Grant  (center) at roulette wheel in "Mr Lucky" (1943).

Terrific movie -- great gambling scenes and critics choice. "Joe Adams [Grant], a smoothly suave professional gambler and con man, assumes the 4-R identity of Joe Bascapolous, a small-time Greek career criminal now deceased, in order to avoid being drafted. The cynical Adams, stuck with an unsuccessful gambling ship, insinuates himself into a charity for war refugees by charming one of its directors, beautiful young socialite Dorothy Bryant [Laraine Day]. Over the objections of her grandfather, she becomes romantically involved with him and agrees to allow him to fleece rich socialites during a proposed casino night for charity. Con man Adams has no intention of splitting with anyone but his larcenous cronies until he reads something that causes him to have a change of heart.. per IMDb
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Cary Grant and  Benita Hume in" Gambling Ship" (1933).

" Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and they fall in love. Eleanor is afraid to tell Ace she's a soiled dove and Ace doesn't tell Eleanor of his shady past. Old enemies won't let Ace begin his new life, and old commitments's won't free Eleanor of her sordid ties. Ace's old life and Eleanor's deception collide with the typical results. But love conquers all! ," per IMDb.
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Spencer Tracy rolling dice in "RiffRaff" (1936).

"Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. After he is kicked out of his union and fired from his job he leaves Hattie who steals money for him and goes to jail. He gets a new job, foils a plot to dynamite the ship, and promises to wait for Hattie.," per IMDb.
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Victor Mature in "Fury at Furnace Creek" (1948).

"The Arizona wilderness, 1880. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell sends a message telling Capt. Walsh, who is escorting a wagon-train through Apache territory, heading for the fort at Furnace Creek, that he should cancel the escort and rush to another town. Apache leader "Little Dog" is leading the attack on the wagon-train and massacring everyone at the poorly manned fort. As a result the treaty is broken with the Indians and the white settlers take over the territory with the help of the calvary, as the Apaches are wiped out and only "Little Dog" remains at large. Gen. Fletcher Blackwell is court-martial-led for treason. The general's 2 sons, Cash Blackwell [Mature] and Capt. Rufe Blackwell, each with a different disposition, go about trying to find evidence to clear their father's name.," per IMDb.
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Laurence Olivier playing baccarat in "I Stand Condemned" (1935).

"During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff [Olivier], wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since Natasha has not betrayed him. He forces Ignatoff into his debt as a means of humiliating him. When Ignatoff's new friend, Madame Sabline, offers to pay his debt, preventing his ruin, Ignatoff comes quickly to realize that Madame Sabline has an ulterior motive, one that could prove dangerous to more lives than just Ignatoff's. ," per IMDb.
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Laurence Olivier in "That Hamilton Woman" (1941).

Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma who comes for a visit with her mother wouldn't cut the grade with London society but she gets along well with the Queen of Naples. Emma likes being Lady Hamilton and life goes smoothly until Lord Nelson pays a visit. Sir William decides at first to let his young wife have her fling and pretends not to know what is going on. But the real life lovers, whose first screen romance was in "Fire Over England" (1937) have an even more burning passion for each other in this film.," per IMDb.
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Montgomery Clift (left) in "Lonelyhearts" (1958).

"Young and conscientious Adam White has aspirations to write for the Chronicle newspaper. He gets his wish after meeting the newspaper's editor Bill Shrike, who offers Adam a position. It's not quite what Adam had envisioned as he is given the assignment of writing the 6 day per week, 1,000 words per edition Miss Lonelyhearts advice column. Bill has ulterior motives for offering Adam this job which concerns in part Bill's unhappy wife, Florence. Initially, Adam treats the assignment with disdain until he starts reading the sound of desperation in some of the incoming letters. Wanting to do right by those letter writers takes its toll on Adam, and in turn on his relationship with his girlfriend, Justy Sargeant. Bill, who wants Adam to write a more entertaining column, suggests that Adam actually meet one of the letter writers so that he can get a better perspective on the job. After meeting with Fay Doyle, one of those letter writers, and coming to understand her true story compared to what she actually wrote, Adam reflects further on the job, especially in relation to what he considers his dark past which he is trying to hide from Justy and himself.." per IMDb.


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Peter Lorre in "Meet Me In Las Vegas" (1956).

"Chuck Redwell [Dan Dailey] is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie [Cyd Charisse] . However, Marie doesn't like to hold hands with him, at least not to begin with...,"per IMDb.


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Gregory Peck in "Roman Holiday" (1953).

"Joe Bradley [Peck] is a reporter for the American News Service in Rome, a job he doesn't much like as he would rather work for what he considers a real news agency back in the States. He is on the verge of getting fired when he, sleeping in and getting caught in a lie by his boss Hennessy, misses an interview with HRH Princess Ann [Audrey Hepburn], who is on a goodwill tour of Europe, Rome only her latest stop. However, he thinks he may have stumbled upon a huge scoop. Princess Ann has officially called off all her Rome engagements due to illness. In reality, he recognizes the photograph of her as being the young well but simply dressed drunk woman he rescued off the street last night (as he didn't want to turn her into the police for being a vagrant), and who is still in his small studio apartment sleeping off her hangover. What Joe doesn't know is that she is really sleeping off the effects of a sedative given to her by her doctor to calm her down after an anxiety attack, that anxiety because she hates her regimented life where she has no freedom and must always do and say the politically correct things, not what is truly on her mind or in her heart. In wanting just a little freedom, she seized upon a chance opportunity to escape from the royal palace where she was staying, albeit with no money in her pockets. Joe believes he can get an exclusive interview with her without she even knowing that he's a reporter or that he's interviewing her. As Joe accompanies "Anya Smith" - her name as she tells him in trying to hide her true identity - around Rome on her incognito day of freedom somewhat unaware that the secret service is searching for her, along for the ride is Joe's photographer friend, Irving Radovich, who Joe has tasked with clandestinely taking photographs of her, those photos to accompany the story. As the day progresses, Joe and Ann slowly start to fall for each other. Their feelings for each other affect what both decide to do, Ann with regard to her royal duties, Joe with regard to the story, and both with regard to if there is a future for them together.," per IMDb
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John Barrymore (standing center), Lionel Barrymore (rt of John), and Lewis Stone (rt of Lionel) playing poker in "Grand Hotel" (1932).

"Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag [Stone] "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he missed the fact that Baron von Geigern [John B] is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's [Greta Garbo] pearls. He ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing [Wallace Beery] brow beats Kringelein, one of his company's lowly bookkeepers but it is the terminally ill Kringelein [Lionel B] who holds all the cards in the end. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen [Joan Crawford], but she doesn't end up with either one of them in the end...," per IMDb.
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John Barrymore (left) in "Night Club Scandal" (1937).

"Dr. Ernest Tindal [Barrymore] kills his wife and plants clues pointing to her lover, Frank Marsh. Vera, Frank's sister, enlists the aid or reporter Russell Kirk in proving the innocence of her brother. Detective McKinley thinks that gangster Jack Reed is involved and shoots Reed when he attempts to escape. Reed gets away but goes to Dr. Tindal for treatment of his wound and Tindal kills him on the operating table. Kirk has uncovered some new evidence and confronts Tindal with it. ," per IMDb.
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Dick Powell (sitting at desk at right) in "Johnny O'Clock" (1947).

"This was Rossen's first directorial assignment and it's a good mixture of crime melodrama and black humor, personified in the tough-guy personality of Powell, who had drastically changed his screen image from flyweight crooner to two-fisted gumshoe in MURDER, MY SWEET three years earlier. Johnny O'Clock is Powell, who has a shaky gambling casino partnership with Gomez. Crooked cop Bannon tries to move in on the operation, ingratiating himself with Gomez and attempting to replace Powell. Foch, Bannon's girl friend, is found dead in her apartment, an apparent suicide, but suspicion of murder lingers, particularly when Bannon vanishes. Powell is befriended by Keyes, Foch's sister, who believes her sibling was murdered and she asks Powell to investigate. ..," per TV Guide
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Mickey Rooney (shortest one there) in "Down the Stretch" (1936).

"Down the Stretch, the 1936 William Clemens horse racing sports betting gambling melodrama (about a teen [Rooney] from reform school who is adopted and becomes a jockey; his real father was a jockey who took bribes, and some gamblers threatened to reveal the truth about his father if he doesn't do the same; in the end, the boy both clears his name and wins the English Derby) starring Patricia Ellis, Mickey Rooney, Dennis Moore, Willie Best (as William Best), Gordon Hart, Gordon Elliot, Joseph Crehan, and Mary Treen," per eMovieposter.
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John Barrymore (center with the chips) in "When a Man Loves" (1927).

"Fabien des Grieux, a divinity student, comes to the rescue of a beautiful girl, Manon Lescaut, when her brother tries to "sell" her to the lecherous Comte Guillot de Morfontaine. Fabien and Manon fall in love and he abandons his priestly ambitions. But de Morfontaine has no intention of giving up his desire to possess Manon. She again falls into his clutches. Fabien, borrowing on his father's wealth, transforms himself into a gentleman gambler and moves into court society. But there he discovers that Manon is endangered not only by the cruel de Morfontaine, but by the King of France himself.," per IMDb.
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John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Lewis Stone (l to r) in "Grand Hotel" (1932).

"Grand Hotel, the 1932 Edmund Goulding all-star group at the world's most luxurious hotel and have romance and intrigue melodrama (Best Picture Academy Award winner) starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore (in the memorable role of an ordinary man who learns he is dying, so he takes his life savings and spends a final holiday at the best hotel in the world!), Lewis Stone, and Jean Hersholt.," per eMovieposter.

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Jack Nicholson (solid blue shirt) (in his Best Actor Oscar-winning role) tries to mediate an argument about cigarettes during a ‘cuckoo’ poker game, in this 8 X 10" still of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975).  That’s DANNY DeVITO, far right, leaning over the table.

"McMurphy (Nicholson) has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates band together to make a rebellious stance against the atrocious Nurse.," per IMDb.
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Tony Curtis (3rd left) and Arthur Kennedy (2nd left) in "The Rawhide Years" (1955).

"Ben Matthews [Curtis] gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the boat; Ben, on arrival, finds a lynch mob after his neck, and flees. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her and attempt the hopeless task of clearing himself. ," per IMDb.
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Tony Curtis in "The Midnight Story" (1957).   PHILIP VAN ZANDT is pointing the finger.

"Beloved priest Father Thomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alley, and the police have few clues. But traffic cop Joe Martini becomes obsessed with finding the killer; he suspects Sylvio Malatesta. Ordered off the case, Joe turns in his badge and investigates alone. Soon he is a close friend of the Malatesta family, all delightful people, especially lovely cousin Anna. Uncertain whether Sylvio is guilty or innocent, Joe is now torn between old and new loyalties," per IMDb.
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Jack Lemmon in
"Tribute" (1980).

"A shallow Broadway press agent learns he is dying just as his son by his ex-wife arrives for a visit," per IMDb.
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Errol Flynn and Rossana Rory in "The Big Boodle" (1957).

"Ned Sherwood [Flynn], dealer in a Havana casino (pre-Castro), gets 500 counterfeit pesos from an anonymous, attractive blonde. Then he's beaten and wounded by two thugs trying to retrieve the bills. Then the police suspect him of being the counterfeiter. Then the real counterfeiter suspects him of having the missing plates. And someone is trying to kill Ned, who has little choice but to pursue the case himself, through a Cuban underworld where no one is what they seem., per IMDb.


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Victor McLaglen (rt.) in "City of Shadows" (1955).

  • "Dan Mason, a twelve-year-old newsboy, is an expert at figuring all the angles; so, when Kink, veteran bartender at Billy's Steak House, catches him winning a big jackpot in the battered old slot machines that belong to seedy Tim Channing [McGlaglen], he not only defies them to do anything about it but shows Tim how he can corner the slot-machine racket and, at the same time, put his big-racketeer competitors Tony Finetti and Angelo Di Bruno out of the running. Thusly begins a partnership between the larcenous---but big-hearted---Tim and the precocious newsboy that lasts and prospers while he is growing up. Reaching college age Dan studies law, showing a greater aptitude for finding loopholes in the law than an inclination to uphold it, despite the advice of his law-school Dean and the wholesome companionship of his roommate Roy Fellows, whose father is a retired judge. But Dan meets Roy's sister Fern and his family, and the sincerity and friendliness of Roy's parents and the open adoration of Fern make him begin to work on the right side of the law instead of against it. So, after graduating from law school, Dan agrees to go to work for his old friend Tim...but only if it is honest work. Tim promises him it will be, but then Finetti and Di Bruno show up from the old days and Tim is put into a compromising position..and things aren't going just exactly as Dan planned and Tim promised, per IMDb..
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    Gary Cooper (r w/ tie) playing poker in "Saratoga Trunk" (1945).

    "On the death of her mother, the vivacious Clio Dulaine returns from Paris to her childhood home in New Orleans to seek revenge for the humiliation her mother suffered there from her father's wife's family. She also plans to marry a rich man to attain the status and respectability her mother never had, but falls for Texas gambler Clint Maroon instead. When he leaves New Orleans for the horse racing season at Saratoga Springs, she follows him there to seek her fortune - or someone else's.," per IMDb.
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    Gary Cooper (center) in "Along Came Jones" (1945).

    "After robbing a stagecoach, the gunman Monte Jarrad is wounded and hunted with a one thousand-dollar reward. Meanwhile, the clumsy cowboy Melody Jones and his old partner George Fury ride through the wrong road and reach Payneville. When the locals see the initials MJ on Melody's saddle and his appearance, he is mistaken by the dangerous criminal. Melody believes that the respectful behavior is because he is an unsmiling man. Melody is saved from a shot by Cherry de Longpre, who is Monte's girlfriend, and they head to her ranch where the hideout of the wounded Monte is. Cherry plots a plan sending Melody with Monte's saddle to the North to lure the posse while Monte heads to South. But the naive cowboy is in love with Cherry and decides to return to the ranch instead against the will of his friend George.," per IMDb.
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    Gary Cooper about to get into fight with cowboy gambling at faro in "The Spoilers" (1930).

    "The Spoilers is a 1930 American Western film directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Gary Cooper, Kay Johnson, and Betty Compson. Set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, the film is about a gold prospector and a corrupt Alaska politician who fight for control over a gold mine.

    The Spoilers was adapted to screen by Bartlett Cormack from the 1906 Rex Beach novel of the same name. Film versions also appeared in 1914, 1923 (with Noah Beery as McNamara), 1942 (with John Wayne in Gary Cooper's role of Glennister, Marlene Dietrich replacing Compson, whom she resembled, as Malotte, and Randolph Scott as McNamara), and 1955 (with Anne Baxter as Malotte, Jeff Chandler as Glennister, and Rory Calhoun as McNamara)," per Wikipedia.
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    Gary Cooper as Wild Bill Hickok, with Jean Arthur, in "The Plainsman" (1936).

    "With the end of the North American Civil War, the manufacturers of repeating rifles find a profitable means of making money selling the weapons to the North American Indians, using the front man John Lattimer to sell the rifles to the Cheyenne. While traveling in a stagecoach with Calamity Jane and William "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his young wife Louisa Cody that want to settle down in Hays City managing a hotel, Wild Bill Hickok finds the guide Breezy wounded by arrows and telling that the Indians are attacking a fort using repeating rifles. Hickok meets Gen. George A. Custer that assigns Buffalo Bill to guide a troop with ammunition to help the fort. Meanwhile the Cheyenne kidnap Calamity Jane, forcing Hickok to expose himself to rescue her.," per IMDb.
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    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, and Dean Martin (playing solitaire)  in "Some Came Running" (1958).

    This is an 8 x 10 British "Front of House" card.

    "Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French, a local teacher. But the more flamboyant Ginny has followed him to Parkton, where he also meets gambler Bama Dillert. Dave must come to terms with his roots and with his future.," per IMDb.

    Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in "Some Came Running" (1958).

    Spanish lobby card for the film.

    See row above.
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    Frank Sinatra (at left, pointing finger) at craps table in "Meet Danny Wilson" (1951).  Shelly Winters also stars; I believe she is just above Sinatra in the still.

    "Danny Wilson (Sinatra) and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll (Winters), who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's (Raymond Burr) posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable. ," per IMDb.

    Frank Sinatra in "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1956).

    "Frankie Machine is no sooner back in his old neighborhood after a 6 month stint in prison and rehab than his old drug dealer, Louie is after him to restart his old drug habit. Frankie will have nothing to with him, proudly declaring that he is drug free and has no intention of letting that monkey get on his back ever again. Before going to prison he was a card dealer but learned to play the drums and now has hopes of becoming a professional musician. It's going to be a struggle however. His wife Zosch, clinging and wheelchair-bound and his old gambling boss, Schwiefka, stress him to the point that he soon falls back into his old drug habit. The girl he really loves, Molly, stands by him through thick and thin but when Louie is killed, the police believe Frankie is the man responsible and go after him.," per IMDb.
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    Frank Sinatra in "The Man With the Golden Arm" (1956).

    see above.
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    George Peppard, Jean Simmons, and  Dean Martin  in "Rough Night in Jericho" (1967).

    "Playing against type, Dean Martin is an ex-lawman who has decided to illegally prophet from his abilities. He now owns most of the town of Jericho, and has hired a band of gunmen to enforce his edicts. ...  Arriving in town, Peppard meets Jean Simmons who his refused Martin's attempts to take over operation of her stage line. After a few days, Peppard becomes attracted to Simmons, but he sees that the odds are too large against them, and is on the verge of leaving town. But, after Martin physically roughs up Simmons, Peppard organizes the few men in town who are willing to put up a fight, and attacks enterprises that are owned by Martin.," per IMDb
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    Dean Martin in "5 Card Stud" (1968).

    "After a card shark is caught cheating, he is taken out and lynched by the drunkards he was playing against. Soon afterwards, the men who were in the lynch mob start being murdered, one after another; all by hanging, strangling, or smothering. Who will be killed next and who is responsible? Is it one of the original party seeking to cover their accursed deed, or perhaps the mysterious Rev. Jonathan Rudd, who has recently arrived in town?," per IMDb.
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    Dean Martin (center), Richard Conte (2d right) and  Jack Soo (left) playing poker in " Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963).

    "Actor Jason Steele [Martin] plays a caring, godlike doctor on television. Off the set, he's the insecure fiancee of Melissa, a pretty art teacher. Jason doesn't know what to expect of marriage, especially after seeing how the fires have burned out in all of poker buddies' marriages. Complicating matters is that his friends' wives have confused Jason with his television persona and they keep popping up at his house ready to see what his bedside manner is like.," per IMDb.
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    Tony Curtis (ceter, blcak tie) in "Mister Cory" (1957).

    "Cory, an ambitious Chicago slum kid with a knack for gambling, gets a busboy job at a posh Wisconsin resort...where his real purpose is to gamble with the staff and guests and romance rich young ladies. Setbacks follow, but Cory eventually rises to a high position in the world of professional gambling. But he just can't forget the glamorous Vollard sisters. And now he has even farther to fall... ," per IMDb.
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    Glenn Ford in "Gilda" (1946).

    "Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears...," per IMDb.
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    Steve McQueen (seated, on left), Jack Weston (McQueen is grabbing his shoulder), Karl Malden (seated, third from the right), and Edward G. Robinson (seated, second from right)  in poker game in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).





















     

    Steve McQueen again in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965).  This time Joan Blondell (sitting in center) is dealing.  Left to right: McQueen, Ann-Margret,  Karl Malden, Blondell, unknown actor, and Edward G. Robinson (sitting, far right).

    Steve McQueen in "Nevada Smith" (1966).

    "Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot, to shoot on time, and to shoot straight. Everything that Nevada does goes to killing those three men. He learns to read and write just to learn their location. He pays people to tell him where they're at. He even goes to prison to kill one of them. While the movie is a Western and has plenty of action, it also takes a deep look into vengeance and how one can change after a haunting incident. ," per IMDb.
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    Brian Keith(left) teaching Steve McQueen poker in "Nevada Smith" (1966).

    Synopsis in row above.
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    Paul Newman (2nd left) and George C Scott (3rd left), playing poker in "The Hustler" (1961).

    "Pool-hall America: a merciless macho world where success demands absolute ruthlessness and coming second means a personal hell of inadequacy and doubt. Fast Eddy is the young hopeful on the way to challenging past master of the green baize Minnesota Fats for his world title.," per IMDb.

    Bing Crosby (center standing) in "Mississippi" (1935).

    "A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceé's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.," per IMDb.
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    Joseph Schildkraut at poker table in "The Mississippi Gambler" (1929). 700 pix.

    Richard Burton,  standing at baccarat table in "Villain" (1971).  Ian McShane is sitting in front of him.

    This is an 8 x 10" British lobby card (Front of the House card).

    "Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. .. ...... ," per IMDb.












    700 pix.

    Rod Steiger (end of table, in center) and Edward G. Robinson (sitting to right of Steiger) at Monte Carlo roulette table in "Seven Thieves" (1959).  (Scan is just part of a 10 x 13" still.)

    "A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.," per IMDb.



    Rod Steiger in "World In My Pocket" (1961).

    "Mysterious woman Ginny recruits a diverse team of professional criminals to rob a U.S. Army payroll armored truck of its content. A one million dollar payoff is expected. The team is composed of Frank, Bleck, Gypo and Kitson. They are the explosive expert, the safe cracker, the muscle man and the driver. The main plan is to use Ginny's charm to lure the driver and security man of the armored truck to the scene of a fake accident and to neutralize them. The armored truck would then be taken to a secret spot and opened and the loot divided. However, the members of the team squabble among themselves during the planning stage resentful at being led by a woman who's also very attractive. When the operation begins things start going wrong,' per IMDb.
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    Edward G. Robinson,  Evalyn Knapp and James Cagney in "Smart Money" (1931).  This film features the only screen pairing of Warner Bros. gangster-tough guys EDWARD G. ROBINSON and JAMES CAGNEY.

    " Nick Venizelos (Robinson), an immigrant Greek barber, has an uncommon affinity for poker and other sorts of wagering and a group of his friends bankroll him in a big game, where his weakness for pretty blondes is taken advantage of by sleazy operator Sleepy Sam who cleans him out in a rigged game. Nick accepts help from his buddy Jack (Cagney) as they turn the tables on the grifters, but triumph soon changes to tragedy.," per IMDb.
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    Edward G. Robinson,  Evalyn Knapp and James Cagney in "Smart Money" (1931).

    See above.
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    Edward G. Robinson in "The Whole Town's Talking" (1935).

    "Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones [Robinson] leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.," per IMDb.
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    Dick Powell (center) and Evelyn Keyes at roulette wheel in "Johnny O'Clock" (1947; this still is from the 1956 re-release).  Terrific film noir crime drama. High-class gambler gets in trouble with the law.



    Walter Matthau (standing, w/ Mets cap) in famous poker game scene in famous comedy "The Odd Couple" (1968).  The other star, Jack Lemmon, is not pictured here.

    The scene explained this way: It was known to all that Oscar was short of money.  During a brief blackout in the middle of the poker game a $50 bill was missing from the pot or kitty.  Everyone suspected Oscar. They turned the lights out to give the thief a chance to return the money, so Felix returned the money in the dark to "protect" Oscar. But the bill was in the sandwich, and Oscar even took a bite out of it. I can't quite remember how it got in the sandwich, but it was in the darkness - maybe during the power outage.  In the scene in the still here, you see Oscar discovering the bill in the sandwich.  Great scene.



    Clark Gable playing Three Card Monte in "Honky Tonk" (1941).

    "When gambler Candy Johnson (Gable) comes to the small-town Yellow Creek, he has set his mind on the narrow path to live an honest life. He falls in love with young Elizabeth Cotton (Lana Turner)  and with the money he won at gambling he opens up a saloon. ," per IMDb.

    Clark Gable (right) playing poker in "Gone With the Wind" (1939)

    " Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler (Gable). Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.," per IMDb.
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    Clark Gable (2R) and Jack Holt (l) in "San Francisco" (1936).

    "Mary Blake arrives at Blackie Norton's [Gable] Paradise gambling hall and beer garden looking for work as a singer. Blackie embarrasses her by asking to see her legs, but does hire her. She faints from hunger. Nob Hill Socialite Jack Burley and Maestro Baldini of the Tivoli Opera House see her singing and offer her a chance to do opera, but Blackie has her under a two-year contract which she sorrowfully stands by, ..,.but later leaves. She is soon the star of the Tivoli and Blackie's place is closed down. She sings a rousing "San Francisco" on behalf of the Paradise at the annual "Chicken Ball" and wins the $10,000 prize which Blackie throws to the floor. As she storms out of the hall a terrible rumble betokens the famous San Francisco earthquake. Buildings collapse, streets split wide open, the city burns, the army dynamites whole sections of town....," per IMDb.
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    Robert Redford at poker table in "Havana" (1990).

    "Cuba, December 1958: The professional gambler Jack visits Havana to organize a big Poker game. On the ship he meets Roberta and falls in love with her. Shortly after they arrive in Cuba, Roberta and her Cuban husband, the revolutionary Arturo, are arrested and tortured. Arturo is reported "shot while trying to escape," but Jack manages to get Roberta free again. He can't, however, keep her from continuing to support the revolution. Jack has to make a choice between the beautiful woman who keeps putting herself in harms way and the biggest poker game of his life; between the man he could be and the man he is.," per IMDb.

    Robert Shaw, Robert Redford and Paul Newman at poker table in "The Sting" (1973).

    "Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence. ," per IMDb.
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    Robert Redford at poker table in "Havana" (1990), same movie as above.

    This 8 x 10 still was signed by Robert Redford.

    Alexander Scourby (?), unknown actor, Eli Wallach, Edward G. Robinson and Sebastian Cabot (left to right) at roulette table in "Seven Thieves" (1960).

    "A discredited professor and a sophisticated thief decide to join together and pick a team to pull off one last job--the casino vault in Monte Carlo.," per IMDb.

    Edward Arnold, Edward G. Robinson and Laraine Day (l to r) playing "high card" in "Unholy Partners" (1941).

    "Newspaperman Bruce Corey [Robinson] returns from World War I with new ideas and wants to start his own tabloid. For want of other financing, he takes on as silent partner Merrill Lambert [Arnold], gangland gambling kingpin. Thus is born the New York Mercury. Though its standards are not of the cleanest, Corey does fight to keep his paper's voice independent of Lambert. The two men's clash reaches a climax just as unsuspecting young reporter Tommy becomes Lambert's rival for lovely Gail Fenton [Marsha Hunt]. ," per IMDb.

    Edward G. Robinson (white shirt) in "Dark Hazard" (1934).

    "Jim [Robinson] 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.," per IMDb.

    Gene Autry (2nd on left) at roulette table in "Rancho Grande" (1940).

    "This Gene Autry entry was sold to the exhibitors as a "Special" (a term used about once a production season when Republic wanted to charge the exhibitors a higher fee than usual for an Autry film) and finds "Rancho Grande foreman Gene Autry more than a little distressed when he learns that the heirs of the ranch, siblings Kay, Patsy and Tom Dodge, are on their way. The young Dodges have a nation-wide reputation as wild irresponsibles, and Gene already has his hands full trying to save the ranch from foreclosure. .. .....But, hey, not to worry, this isn't the first time (nor the last) that Gene has faced the problem of impudent heirs taking bad advice. ," per IMDb.

    Wm Powell (center), with Brooks Benedict (left) and Stanley Fields in "Street of Chance" (1930).

    "This fact-based drama chronicles the events that led to the murder of a notorious gambler. The story begins when a young cardsharp goes to see his brother, whom he believes is a stockbroker. In reality, the brother is a famed gambler who is trying to quit and try to rebuild his marriage. When the professional gambler sees that his card-playing sibling is preparing to make the same mistakes he did, he decides to risk his life and gamble one more time to teach him an unforgettable lesson." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi



    William Powell (center, white hat) in "Reckless" (1935).

    "Broadway singer Mona Leslie is wooed and wedded by monied playboy Bob Harrison. When she travels home to see his folks, Mona finds local society - and even Harrison's father - closing ranks against them. Hovering around is her secret admirer and agent Ned Riley, whose slightly shady business activities hardly endear him to the gentry either.," per IMDb.
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    Ronald Colman (left hand grasping currency) in "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" (1935).

    "Paul Gallard [Coleman] is one of the many White Russians living in Paris, a one-time aristocrat now reduced to driving a taxicab. Several of his compatriots supply him with a gambling stake in hopes that he can reverse their downward fortunes. Paul goes to Monte Carlo and proceeds to win big, breaking the bank. The casino then schemes to get its money back by sending Helen Berkeley to lure Paul back and insure that he loses this time. But Helen finds her task complicated by her falling in love with Paul. ," per IMDb.

    Ronald Colman and Joan Bennett amidst plaques in "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" (1935).

    "The 1935 Stephen Roberts romantic gambling casino comedy melodrama ("From the play by Ilia Surgutchoff"; very loosely based on a true story; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck) starring Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, Colin Clive, Nigel Bruce and Frank Reicher. Note that the "system" used by the man that actually "broke the bank" was simply a variation on continually doubling your bet on an even money proposition until you finally win, and then starting over again at one unit! Of course, the fatal "flaw" to this system is that eventually you run into an amazingly bad streak and then you either hit the casino limit, or you run out of money, or both!, per eMoviePoster.com.
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    Ronald Colman  in "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" (1935).

    See description above.
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    Henry Fonda reaching with chips in "Rings On Her Fingers" (1942).

    "Susan Miller [Gene Tierney] works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler [Fonda] who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. ... ...," per IMDb

    Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney in same movie as above.  Seller says, "The photo features a great shot of Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney standing at a row of slot machines, as a crowd gathers around them."

    Fonda and Tierney (both on the left) again in the same movie, here playing craps.
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    Jason Robards, Joan Woodward, Henry Fonda and Charles Bickford (l to r) in "A Big Hand For the Little Lady" (1966).

    "A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to San Antonio, Texas to buy a farm there. There is a poker game between the richest men in the region. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family. In the climax of the game he suffers a heart-attack. His wife then takes his place in the table. That's the only way of recovering their savings. But there is a little problem. Can anybody explain her how to play poker?," per IMDb.
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    Jason Robards, Henry Fonda and Charles Bickford (l to r) in "A Big Hand For the Little Lady" (1966).

    See row above.
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    Mickey Rooney playing poker in "Drive a Crooked Road" (1954).

    " Eddie Shannon (Rooney) is an undersized, sports-car mechanic who dreams of racing an expensive car in a European meet. He meets and falls in love with Barbara Mathews, and thinks she loves him. She introduces him to Steve Norris and Harold Baker, who ask him to drive the getaway car in a bank robbery they are planning. He refuses, but changes his mind after some gentle persuasion from Barbara. The job is pulled off and, following a wild getaway, Eddie learns that Barbara was just using him and that Steve and Harold have plans to kill him. Gritty retribution is just around the corner. ," per IMDb.

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    George Raft (standing, right, white tie) in "The Man From Cairo."

    ""The Man from Cairo", a Michaeldavid production for distribution by Lippert, with Ray Enright the only credited director on the film print, finds Mike Canelli [Raft], the man from Cairo, nosing around Algiers with mystery surrounding the people he meets and the things he does and has done to him, all deriving from the war-time theft of $100,000,000 in gold which lies somewhere in the adjacent desert. People representing many nationalities and reasons are also seeking the gold. It boils down to a battle between Canelli and the original looter aboard a speeding train.," per IMDb.

    Gene Autry at craps table in "Loaded Pistols" (1948).

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    The only Gene Autry film where the leading lady, Barbara Britton, is equally billed above the title as the co-star, thereby knocking his horse Champion out of the honors, if one chooses to overlook the 1941 novelty from 20th Century-Fox that had Jane Withers and Gene Autry above the title in that order. This Autry entry has Larry Evans, whose gun had been used to kill rancher Ed Norton in a poker game, escaping a lynching party headed by ranchers Dave Randall and Bill Otis. Norton's friend Gene Autry, investigating on his own, discovers that Larry's gun had been put in the poker pot with the chips, after Larry had lost all of his money, and anyone could have used it when the lights went out....," per IMDb.
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    Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger and Robert Young (l to r)  in "Western Union" (1941).  I happen to own this one, would sell it for $15.



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    Randolph Scott  and Claire Trevor in "The Stranger Wore a Gun" (1961).




    Robert Mitchum and Gloria Graham (in center),  in "Macao" (1952), are "playing sic bo, which was a version of "chuck-a-luck". This was once a major casino game in parts of the world (it has three dice that are spun in a birdcage, and you bet on what numbers come up). Over time, it was replaced by craps, a much more complicated dice game, in most of the world, although sic bo is still played in some Asian countries (and the only remnant of chuck-a-luck in other casinos is with the Big Six wheel)."


    Robert Mitchum in "Blood on the Moon" (1953).  Very sturdy Western, among the best.

     


     
    William Powell: Myrna Loy, Asta and William Powell  in "Song of the Thin Man" (1947), the 6th and final Thin Man film. All good things must come to an end.  Many scenes take place on an off-shore gambling ship.  In the still on the left, Powell is holding chips and a roulette layout is seen in the background. On the right, Powell and Loy could be playing gin rummy.  Loy has cards in her left hand, and Powell in his right hand.  Asta is kibitzing.


    -- James Bond movies gambling stills --
    Click here for a complete list of James Bond movies.  And click here for a complete list of the actors who played James Bond.
    "Dr. No." (1962) -- Sean Connery  as 007 James Bond gambling in "Dr. No." (1962).

    Thunderball" (1965) --  Sean Connery as James Bond playing baccarat with arch enemy Emilio Largo played by Adolfo Celi in the film "Thunderball" (1965). Claudine Auger as Domino is seated between them.

    "Thunderball" (1965) --  Sean Connery (standing, center)  in "Thunderball" (1965).

    "Thunderball" (1965) --  Sean Connery (center)  in "Thunderball" (1965).  Note, same actors as in above still.
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    "Casino Royale" (1967) --  Orson Welles (with the cigar, at baccarat table) in "Casino Royale" (1967). (Peter Sellers as James Bond was in the movie too -- he is sitting across from Welles, next to the woman.)

    "Casino Royale" (1967) --  Orson Welles (white jacket) in "Casino Royale" (1967).
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    "Casino Royale" (1967) --  George Raft.  (Playing himself.)
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    "Casino Royale" (1967) -- Ursula Andress (with the roulette wheel) in "Casino Royale" (1967).
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    "Casino Royale" (1967) --Peter Sellers as Evelyn Tremble/James Bond/007, Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd and Orson Welles as Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.

    Per seller of the still: "RARE 8X10 FROM THE 1967 SPOOF VERSION OF IAN FLEMING'S "CASINO ROYALE".  WHAT MAKES THIS SHOT RARE IS THAT THERE WAS VERY LITTLE FOOTAGE OF PETER SELLERS AND ORSON WELLES IN THE SAME FRAME. SELLERS WAS INTIMIDATED BY WELLES AND INSISTED THAT THEY SHOOT MOST OF THEIR SCENE IN SEPARATE CLOSE-UPS."
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    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) --  George Lazenby (seated, left) playing baccarat in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Following the decision of Sean Connery to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice, Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby, to play the part of James Bond. During the making of the film, Lazenby decided that he would play the role of Bond only once.

    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) --  George Lazenby and Diana Rigg in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). movLans011515.jpg
    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) --  George Lazenby playing baccarat in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). movGeo062615.jpg
    "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) --  Sean Connery  as Bond, holding onto plaques and Lana Wood as Plenty O'Toole in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971).

    "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) -- Roger Moore as James Bond in this French movie still.
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    "Octopussy" (1983) -- Roger Moore as James Bond.  Playing backgammon for high stakes.
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    "Licence to Kill" (1989) -- Timothy Dalton (right), as James Bond, and Carey Lowell in "License to Kill" (1989).

    "GoldenEye" (1995) --  Pierce Brosnan (left) as James Bond in "GoldenEye" (1995).

    "Casino Royale" (2006) --   Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond with chips and his gun in "Casino Royale" (2006).  I sell prop chips from that movie on this page.

    Casino Royale (2006) --  Mads Mikkelsen as Casino Royale's 'Le Chiffre',  8x10 Photo.
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    "Casino Royale" (2006) --  Jeffrey Wright (at far end of poker table) signed this 8" x 10" "Casino Royale" (2006) still.  Daniel Craig and Mads Mikkelsen  are glaring across the table at each other.
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    "Casino Royale" (2006) --  Ivana Millicevic.


    She played the girlfriend of  'Le Chiffre' (Mads Mikkelsen). 
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    "Casino" cast: Sharon Stone; Robert DeNiro and Don Rickles; and Joe Pesci in "Casino" (1995).  This is an 8 x 10 glossy still.
    "Casino" (1995) Director Martin Scorsese with Robert DeNiro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci.
     



    Comedians in Gambling Scenes
    CHICO, HARPO and GROUCHO MARX at the Roulette Table from the Marx Brothers classic comedy, A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA (1946).  Lots of inlaid Comet roulette chips.
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    BUSTER KEATON and ROSCOE "FATTY" ARBUCKLE in a candid gag photo of a dice game full of tension. They are being observed by SYBIL SEALEY. ... According to an attached paper snipe this took place on the METRO lot.  VINTAGE ORIGINAL 8X10 GLOSSY.
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    Buster Keaton (short guy in center) in "The Saphead" (1920).

    "Nick Van Alstyne owns the Henrietta silver mine and is very rich. His son Bertie is naive and spoiled. His daughter Rose is married to shady investor Mark. Mark wrecks Bertie's wedding plans by making him take the blame for Mark's illegitimate daughter. Mark also nearly ruins the family business by selling off Henrietta stock at too low a price. Bertie, of all people, must come to the rescue on the trading floor.," per IMDb.


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    W C Fields (center) in "My Little Chickadee" (1940).

    Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "respectability." Arrived in Greasewood City with his unkissed bride, Twillie is named sheriff by town boss Jeff Badger...with an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, both stars inimitably display their specialties, as Twillie tends bar and plays cards, and Flower Belle tames the town's rowdy schoolboys... , per IMDb.
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    W C Fields (center w/ top hat) in "The Bank Dick"  (1940).

    "Egbert Souse, "accent grave over the e", henpecked by his whole family, is recruited to replace a drunken film director, then seems to have captured a bank robber and is hired as guard in the Lompoc Bank, where Og Oggilby, his daughter's fiancée, is teller. Souse persuades Og to embezzle $500 to buy phony stock; then the bank examiner shows up. Can Souse keep him occupied for four days? The climax is an extended chase sequence. ," per IMDb.




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    Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall and the Bowery Boys playing craps in "Lucky Losers" (1950). Hall (left) and Gorcey are in the center looking at each other and holding chips.

    Leo Gorcey (right of the girl), Huntz Hall (holding the two cards) and the Bowery Boys playing blackjack in "Here Come the Marines" (1952).  Still for sale, $15.00.

    HUNTZ HALL (with cap), LEO GORCEY and DAVID GORCEY in a scene photo from one of the THE BOWERY BOYS movies, "Crashing Las Vegas" (1956).

    THE EAST SIDE KIDS BUDDY GORMAN, WILLIAM BILLY BENEDICT, HUNTZ HALL and LEO GORCEY getting into a scrap inside a casino in "Come Out Fighting" (1945).

    "The police commissioner asks some local street kids to toughen up his sissy son.," per IMDb.
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    "Laurel and Hardy are involved in a game of dice with disasterous results. A must for all fans of Laurel and Hardy and classic Hollywood movie stills," per seller on eBay.  Unnamed movie.  Where is the dice?  Under the musical instruments?

    Laurel and Hardy cheating at poker in unnamed movie.  Note the cards secreted in pants cuffs and other places.

    Will Rogers (seated in center) at faro game (note the layout board and case keeper and chips) in old silent movie.  I don't know the title or year.

    Bud Abbott (left) and Lou Costello (second from left) playing roulette in "The Naughty Nineties" (1945).  Still is for sale, $15.00.

    "In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.," per IMDb.

    Bud Abbott (center, standing) and Lou Costello (under the table) gambling in "The Naughty Nineties" (1945). movAbAndCost042815.jpg
    Lou Costello  (left, holding a pair of dice) and Bud Abbott in "Buck Privates" (1941).

    "Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in boot camp. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than the cop who was all set to run them off to the hoosegow in the first place! The boys end up having a whale of a time getting under the skin of their humourless nemesis.," per IMDb.
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    Ritz Brothers in "Strait-Jackets"
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    Mickey Rooney (right), 12 years old, shooting dice in movie "Fast Companions" (1932), about fixing horse races.

     
    Mickey Rooney  holding a pair of dice in promotion of "Killer McCoy" (1947).

    Bob Hope at poker table in "Alias Jesse James" (1959).  Still is for sale, $15.00.

    Bob Hope in "The Great Lover" (1949).

    "The French Surete and private eye Higgins are after a killer who uses innocent young Americans in a crooked gambling racket, and who sets sail on an ocean liner that also carries inept scoutmaster Freddie Hunter and his troop of boys. Freddie, who's been a "boy scout" too long, has designs on gorgeous Duchess Alexandria. The boys, far better organized than Freddie, are determined to save him from himself. But who will save Freddie from being the killer's next victim?," per IMDb.
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    Bob Hope, and Jim Davis (r) in "Allias Jesse James" (1959).

    "Inept insurance salesman Milford Farnsworth sells a man a $100,000 policy. When his boss learns the man was Jesse James he sends Milford after him with money to buy back the policy. After a masked Jesse robs Milford of the money, Milford's boss heads out with more money. Jesse learns about it and plans to rob him, have Milford dressed as him get killed in the robbery, and then collect the $100,000. ," per IMDb.

    Jerry Lewis in "Pardners" (1956).

    Red Skelton (center, under light fixture) playing poker in "Texas Carnival" (1951). Glenn Strange is to the right of him.  "A guy and a girl  are working in a carnival's dunk tank. When inebriated Texan comes to the booth he and the guy starts drinking. Eventually the Texan invites him to a function. When they get there he's mistaken for the Texan and she for the man's sister. Eventually he lost a wager and doesn't know how he's going to pay it," per IMDb.

    Danny Kaye in "The Five Pennies" (1959).

    "Loring "Red" Nichols [Kaye] is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. As Dorothy becomes a young teen, she learns of her father's musical past, and he is persuaded to open a small nightclub which is failing until some noted names from his past come to help out. ," per IMDb.
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    Danny Kaye in the "Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1947).

    "In New York the clumsy Walter Mitty is the publisher of pulp fiction at the Pierce Publishing house owned by Bruce Pierce. He lives with his overbearing mother and neither his fiancée Gertrude Griswold and her mother nor his best friend Tubby Wadsworth respects him. Walter is an escapist and daydreams into a world of fantasy many times along the day. When Walter is commuting, he stumbles in the train with the gorgeous Rosalind van Hoorn who uses Walter to escape from her pursuer. Walter unintentionally gets involved with a dangerous ring of spies that are seeking a black book with notes about a hidden treasure.," per IMDb.
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    George Burns in "Oh, God! You Devil" (1984).  "George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige.", per IMDb.
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    Phil Silvers playing Sgt. Bilko.





     

    George M. Cohan in "Gambling" (1934).  "Originally, 'Gambling' was a stage drama, written by, produced and starring Cohan, that flopped on Broadway in 1929. Cohan starred in the low-budget film version five years later. Reportedly, the finished product was so dire that Cohan asked producer Harold Franklin to destroy all prints and the negative. Franklin appears to have complied: the film was previewed and briefly released, yet all prints vanished shortly afterwards." (Cohan, of course, is the famous "American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer, and producer. His many popular songs include "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "The Yankee Doodle Boy." His life and music were depicted in the Academy Award-winning film "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), starring James Cagney")



    Joseph Schildkraut, seated in the center, as Gaylord Ravenal in the first of three film versions of author Edna Ferber's famous musical "SHOW BOAT," produced in 1929 by Universal Pictures and directed by James Whale. I am proud to own an original lobby card from the movie.  The lobby card happens to be based on the exact same scene as in this still.  It can be seen near the top of this page.


     


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