ANTE UP: The Collection of Robert Eisenstadt

We welcome you to take part in Ante Up, the auction of the Robert Eisenstadt's incredible collection. The auction takes place on January 30, 2021 at 10:00AM CT. You can visit the auction website by clicking here.

You can also view the collection that is up for auction as a PDF.

If you have any questions about the auction, please contact Joseph Slabaugh (, 773-472-1442) at Potter & Potter Auctions.

IN MEMORIAM: Robert Eisenstadt 1942 - 2020

On June 5, 2020, Robert Eisenstadt died peacefully at home, in the loving presence of his sister Nancy and his sister's family. He will be dearly missed by all of us who loved and appreciated him. If you would like to leave a story about Robert, write a message, or read what others have written, please click here.

He took pride in his collection and loved sharing it with fellow enthusiasts; please have a look and enjoy.


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Stills of Other Male Actors in Gambling Scenes
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I have divided my gambling stills presentation into four web pages so as to avoid over-crowding on any one page:
Male Superstars and Notable Personalities in Gambling Scenes -- click here to see that page.
� Other Male Actors in Gambling Scenes -- this is the page you are looking at now.
Female Stars in Gambling Scenes -- click here to see that page.
Other Western Stars in Gambling Scenes -- click here to see that page.

Yves Montand (second from the left) in "Goodbye Again" (1961) at roulette table.

Peter Lawford (at left) and Robert Wagner (center) in "Deadly Roulette" (1967 TV movie).  UK 8x11 Front (or House) card.  (The American title was "How I Spent My Summer Vacation.")

Charles Coburn (in center, with cigar) in "Has Anyone Seen My Gal"  (1952).



WARREN BEATTY at craps table in "KALEIDOSCOPE" (1966).
MATT DAMON at poker table in "ROUNDERS" (1998).

"The Lone Wolf in Mexico" (1947) roulette scene.  Movie stars Gerald Mohr (2nd on the left?) as the "Lone Wolf," and I  don't recognize anyone else in the still.  I own a lobby card of the same scene.

KEITH ANDES  destroying a roulette table in "DAMN CITIZEN" (1958).  I own the complete set of lobby cards from this movie.

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson handing dice to actor in unnamed movie.  Anderson developed a gravel voice early in life which would become his trademark to fame.  He acted in numerous movies, but is best remembered for this 23-year association with Jack Benny as a regular (playing his personal valet) on Benny's radio and TV shows.

Danny DeVito playing blackjack in "Mars Attacks!" (1996).

James Caan and Lauren Hutton at craps and baccarat tables in "The Gambler" (1974).

David McCallum at roulette table in "Three Bites of the Apple" (1967).  He is in both pictures.  At the left, he --in center-- is reaching for chips.  At the right, he's the blonde-haired man in the upper left of the still.

Michael Crawford (right), next to Elaine Taylor (?), at roulette table in "The Games" (1970).

Walter Matthau (right) playing poker in the comdey "Goodbye Charlie" (1964).  For sale, $15.00.


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John Payne, with chips, in "Tennessee's Partner" (1955).  Ronald Reagan co-starred.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK looks at GIG YOUNG's poker hand. Probably a promotional still.

For episode "A Piece of the Action " (20 September 1962; Season 1, Episode 1) of the TV series "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour." Other stars of the episode are Robert Redford, Gene Evans and Martha Hyer.

Plot: "Professional gambler Duke Marsden (Gig Young) bitterly treads in his father's footsteps, which led to tragedy. Duke's wife is cold and aristocratic, fed up with his habits. Duke's appalled when his younger brother (Robert Redford) a law student, catches the fever too - does he have Duke's ability or their father's luck ?"

George Sanders in "Appointment in Berlin" (1943).

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Dan Dailey in "Meet Me In Las Vegas" (1956) at blackjack table.

(I have a color photo from this movie in the "Female Stars" stills web page.  Co-star Cyd Charisse is included in that photo.)


Warren William and Dolores del Rio at a gambling casino -- William is holding a stack of poker chips, in "THE WIDOW FROM MONTE CARLO" (1935).

"Lovely Dolores Del Rio, in the title role, plays a woman straining under the constraints of nearly a year's mourning for her noble husband. She is at her most vulnerable when she is swept up by sophisticated Warren William, who sees what he likes and goes after it. The two stars, with their very different personas, work well together and give a definite sparkle to the story.," per IMDb.

Warren Beatty gambling at a craps table, while Elizabeth Taylor anxiously looks on, in "The Only Game in Town" (1970).

"While waiting in vain for her married lover to get a divorce, Fran Walker (Taylor), a lonely chorus girl approaching middle age, falls for Joe Grady (Beatty), a frustrated musician and compulsive gambler who dreams of escaping Las Vegas for fame and fortune in New York City," per IMDb.

STEVE BRODIE (standing, toward the left) with SANDRA FRANCIS  (2nd left?)  watching a game of ROULETTE in "Spy in the Sky" (1958).

Spy movie set in Vienna.

Walter Matthau, seated, portrays a compulsive gambler and Zachary Scott is seen as a card shark bent on a quick killing in this scene from "Big Deal in Laredo" (1962) episode shown on "The DuPont Show of the Week" TV series.

 Other cast headliners in the play, which concerns the biggest poker game ever held in Texas, include Teresa Wright and John McGiver. . Photo is 7� x 9� in size.
Carleton Carpenter  (black hat) and Jan Sterling shooting dice in "Sky Full of Moon" (1952).

"Some vintage Las Vegas location photography helps this slight romance of a green rodeo cowboy (Carleton Carpenter, in an understated bid for MGM stardom) and a conniving but warmhearted gambling-den floozy (the always underrated Jan Sterling). Vegas doesn't seem the big soulless megalopolis it grew to be, and Keenan Wynn helps out as the owner of an exceedingly modest casino," per IMDb.

Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley  at Hilton Casino blackjack table
in "Kill Me Again" (1989)

"BOB EUBANKS NEWLYWED GAME  promo photo with LUCKY DICE," per dealer's description in eBay.  This is from an 8 x 10 glossy. Eubanks was the host of the TV show from 1966 to 1974.

Ryan O'Neal (right) playing faro in Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon" (1975). I have the same scene in an 11" x 14" color lobby card.  Click here to see it, near the bottom of the page.

Emlyn Williams (left) plays poker in 1951's "Three Husbands."
Also in the cast:  Eve Arden, Ruth Warrick, Vanessa Brown, Howard Da Silva, Shepperd Strudwick, Robert Karnes, Billie Burke, Louise Erickson, Jonathan Hale, Jane Darwell, Irvin Reis.

Joe Mantegna and Lindsay Crouse in "House of Games" (1987), a movie steeped in gambling and con games: "A famous psychologist, Margaret Ford, decides to try to help one of her patients get out of a gambling debt. She visits the bar where Mike, to whom the debt is owed, runs poker games. He convinces her to help him in a game: her assignment is to look for "tells", or give-away body language. What seems easy to her becomes much more complex. "

Yves Montand (wearing tie) playing cards in "Cesar and Rosalie" (1972).

Ernest Borgnine (2nd from left) at roulette table in "McHale's Navy" (1964), later made into a TV series staring Borgnine.

"The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners. ," per IMDb.

Ernest  Borgnine and Jean Willes from same movie as above in this candid publicity shot.

Akim Tamiroff in "King of Gamblers" (1937).
"A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. ... Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. Reporter Lloyd Nolan struggles to get the goods on Tamiroff, but runs up against a stone wall until he meets sexy but tough nightclub singer Claire Trevor (obviously dubbed). Trevor is anxious to avenge the death of her innocent sister (Helen Burgess), who was done in by Tamiroff's henchmen. ... Based on the FBIs J. Edgar Hoover book Persons in Hiding.," per IMDb.

"Seven Thieves" (1960).
This is a candid Behind the Camera photograph (not signed) of full length shots of the casino and cocktail bar, with studio boom equipment and cast visible.

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.

Starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach and others.

Eli Wallach (center, sitting) and Edward G. Robinson (center, standing) in "Seven Thieves," same movie as still above.
Sidney Poitier (left) with Beau Bridges, who is holding dice, in "For love of Ivy" (1968).

"A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a change and begins searching for a man to wine her, dine her, but who won't marry her thinking that this will turn her aside from her plans. The man he finds doesn't entirely cooperate.," per IMDb.

Jack Webb (left, w/ cigarette) watching poker game in "Dragnet" (1951).

""The story you are about to see is true", "Just the facts, ma'am", "We were working the day watch" - phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody - set the realistic tone of this early police drama. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen's professional and personal lives.," per IMDb.

Burt Young, Jon Voight, and Bert Remsen (l to r), and Voight being socked in lower picture, in "Looking To Get Out" (1982).

"Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.," per IMDb.
Michael Rennie in "Stoney" (1969).

"Criminals in search of a lost treasure, double and triple cross each other and they are not above murdering anyone, who gets in their way."

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"Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo," the 1937 Eugene Forde Asian detective mystery crime gambling casino thriller ("Based on the character 'Charlie Chan' created by Earl Derr Biggers") starring Warner Oland [2nd right] (as Charlie Chan), Keye Luke [center] (one of the first Asian Americans to achieve success in mainstream American movies; as Lee Chan), Virginia Field, Sidney Blackmer [right], Harold Huber, Kay Linaker, and Robert Kent.
Lee Tracy in "You Belong to Me" (1934).

"A sturdy tearjerker with 8-year-old Holt being put into a military academy when his father dies and his vaudevillian mother remarries. The boy is at odds with his new stepdad, who also has become his mother's stage partner. He's not much of a husband, however, and soon packs his bags to romance another. The finale has the boy's mother dying during her act after an argument with her philandering mate.," per TV Guide.
Dan Dailey in publicity photo for "Meet Me In Las Vegas" (1956).

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

The young student is 3 year-old Farina, and the older student is Sunshine Sammy, shooting dice, and the teacher is Sammy's father, Ernie Morrison Sr.!, in "Lodge Night" (1923).

"African-American teacher catching two of his students gambling and shooting craps, and the younger student has all the money! ..."Lodge Night," the 1923 Robert F. McGowan silent Our Gang Little Rascals family juvenile kids comedy short (produced by Hal Roach) starring Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, Allen 'Farina' Hoskins (one of the first black African-American actors to achieve success in mainstream sound movies), Mary Kornman, Sunshine Sammy Morrison (one of the first black African-American actors to achieve success in mainstream sound movies), and Ernie Morrison Sr. (father of Sunshine Sammy, who appeared in a few movies, mostly with his son)."
John Drew Barrymore (stnding center) in "Never Love a Stranger" (1958).

"Frankie Kane [Barrymore] is brought up in a Catholic orphanage and befriends Martin Cabell, a Jewish law student whose sister Julie becomes Frankie's sweetheart. At sixteen, Frankie learns that he is himself Jewish and therefore has to be moved to a Jewish home. That prospect proves so awful that he runs away - and goes bad. Years later, he returns to the district and gets involved with a crime syndicate that his old pal Martin, now assistant district attorney, has pledged to clean up. Frankie however, bumps in to Julie again and, finding he still loves her, decides to help the straight-shooting Martin smash the syndicate," per IMDb.
Eddie Albert (center) and Audie Murphy (rt.) at craps table in "Gun Runners" (1958).

"Remake of "To Have and Have Not" based on Hemingway short story. Plot reset to early days of Cuban revolution. A charter boat skipper gets entangled in gunrunning scheme to get money to pay off debts. Sort of a sea-going film noir with bad girl, smarmy villain, and the "innocent" drawn into wrong side of law by circumstances.," per IMDb.
Charles Bickford handing some papers to a guy in a gambling casino, as Harold Huber, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom and others look on in "Gangs of New York' (1938).

"The undercover cop Rocky Thorpe [Bickford] infiltrates a crime syndicate being run by the incarcerated mob boss John Franklin. Franklin conducts his business via a short-wave radio concealed in his cell. One day Franklin is caught and placed in solitary confinement. Thorpe, Franklin's physical double, takes his place. Soon changes in the gang's activities are subtly made. Thorpe orders the mob to keep careful records of their activities, to gather enough evidence to convict them all. Trouble ensues when Franklin escapes from jail.." per IMDb
Marjorie Hoshelle is offering some chips to Zachary Scott in a gambling casino, as Victor Francen (with cigarette holder in mouth) looks on, in "MASK OF DIMITRIOS," Original 1944.

"A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation.," per IMDb.
Frances Farmer and Edward Arnold (center) from the film "Come and Get It" (1936).

"In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard.,"per IMDb.
Arthur Askey (right) in "Ramsbottom Rides Again," (1956).

"A Yorkshire publican [pub owner] comes into an inheritance, but when he goes to Canada to claim it, he runs into trouble.," per IMDb.
George Dolenz and Bella Darvi in "The Racers" (1955).

"For The Racers, Kirk Douglas dusts off his character from Champion and gives it a new home in the European Auto Racing Circuit. He also decides, wisely I believe, not to adopt any kind of phony Italian accent in his portrayal of Gino Borgesa, a race car driver who is ruthless in his drive to reach the top of his profession.," per IMDb.
Dick Van Dyke in "Lt. Robin Crusoe" (1966).

"Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of gadgets that he can use, and also finds a marooned chimp from the US Space program and a native girl named Wednesday who was exiled by her father. Wednesday thinks Crusoe wants to marry her, and when her father arrives on the island to collect her and Crusoe refused to marry her, chaos ensues. ," per IMDb.
Barry Sullivan, Mike Conners, and Bo Hopkins (?) around craps table in made-for-TV movie "Casino" (1980).

"Mike Connors is a suave gambler who owns a floating hotel/casino which takes a turn when the passengers are stalked by a saboteur during the casino ship's maiden voyage.," per IMDb.

Huge cast; it looks liked a failed pilot episode for a possible TV series.
GERARD PHILIPE in "The Gambler" (a/k/a  "Le joueur") (1958 ).

""Le joueur" has a splendid cast ,but I've rarely seen all these actors worse.Bernard Blier and Fran�oise Rosay overplay whereas Gerard Philipe and Liselote Pulver do not seem to care about their characters. ....One can, at a pinch, save the scene when grandma plays for high stakes and gambles away her fortune cause she does not want the nephew to inherit her pile. One of Rosay's lines is terribly prophetic :"you're so nervous,you'll die young!" Philipe would die two years later.,"per IMDb user review.
Adolphe Menjou (center w/ cigarette) in "Cafe Metropole" (1937).

" Victor Lobard (Menjou), the smooth and nimble owner of the Caf� Metropole in Paris, has only ten days to replace a small fortune he embezzled from the business; he and a clerk face prison if he fails. He thinks he's won the money at a casino then learns he's in possession of a rubber check written by Alexander Brown (Tyrone Power), a well-mannered but penniless Yank. Lobard cooks up a scheme: to have Brown pretend to be a Russian prince, woo a visiting American, and get her rich father to give Brown the money Lobard needs. Several problems: Brown's not a very good impostor, a real Russian prince presents himself, and the two young people fall in love. Does prison await or do wild strawberries?," per IMDb.
Akim Tamiroff putting some chips down on a roulette table in "King of Chinatown" (1939).

"Violence and death stalk the Chinese faction of a large American city, but one man, Dr. Chang Ling, and his daughter, Dr. Mary Ling, defy the racketeers who are responsible and, against terrific odds, bring peace to their oppressed neighbors. Gangland overlord Frank Baturin is shot and only the intervention and operation by Mary Ling saves his life. She performs the operation because it is her duty as a doctor, but she also thinks Baturin was shot by her father following a quarrel with Baturin. The racketeer then sets out for vengeance against the man who had actually tried to kill him in order to take over the Chinatown rackets.," per IMDb.
Keenan Wynn reaching for chips on roulette table in "King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein" (1961).

"Moving from one scam to another Arnold Rothstein quickly becomes rich, and settles into the life of owning big-town gambling joints. Along the way he falls in loves and marries, makes a life-long enemy of a cop on the take, and gradually becomes hardened even to his closest friends.," per IMDb.
Craps scene from the movie "Roadhouse Nights" (1930), starring Helen Morgan, Charles Ruggles and Jimmy Durante.
"24 Hours to Kill" (1965).

"A plane to Athens develops engine trouble and is forced to land in Beirut. Rooney, a purser, is hiding out from gold smugglers headed by Slezak. Rooney gains the confidence of the pilot, Barker, as well as the plane's crew members, who thought that Rooney was a mobster. The smugglers try twice to kill Rooney and then they go after stewardess Sommerfeld, Barker's girl friend. She evades them and Barker learns that Rooney really is a smuggler on the run, having stolen a large sum of gold bullion from the gang. Sommerfeld is finally captured by the smugglers who offer to exchange her for Rooney. However, she's rescued by the crew after a fight, and Rooney is grabbed by Slezak. He is momentarily saved, but as the plane takes off, one of Slezak's men kills him. There are some mild suspense thrills in this feature, filmed on location in Lebanon.," per TV Guide.
Ray Sharkey at craps table in TV movie "The Neon Empire" (1989).

This movie is about the New York Jewish mob building the first Vegas casino.," per IMDb.
Matt Damon, Edward Norton,  Damon with Gretchen Mol, and John Malkovich (clockwise from upper left) in "Rounders" (1998).

"A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.," per IMDb.
YUL BRYNNER  (bald) and CHARLES GRAY in  "The File Of The Golden Goose"  (1969).

"Policemen Novak & Thompson go undercover to infiltrate a gang of counterfeiters. Standard cross and double-cross crime story with plenty of London location work.," per IMDb.
Warren Beatty, fingering plaques, and Susannah York in "Kaleidoscope" (1966).

"Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. ... A Scotland Yard Inspector  enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin'" per IMDb.
"By Candlelight" (1933).
Actors unknown to me.

"Josef is the valet for Count von Rommer and well trained in the philandering ways of his master. Mistaken for the Count by a maid, Marie, whom he thinks is an aristocrat, Josef shows her a merry time in the Count's Monte Carlo villa. Meanwhile, the Count escapes a situation with Countess von Rischenheim, when her husband Count von Rischenheim makes an unscheduled appearance, by posing as the butler., " per IMDb.
Cliff Robertson in "The Man Who Came Home Late" (1963), an anthology show on TV's "The Eleventh Hour."

Robertson plays a man who jeopardizes his job because of his compulsive gambling.
Raymond Hatton (center) is grabbing the poker pot in "Fashions For Women" (1927). Later in his career, Hatton became famous playing the sidekick in many Western movies.


Jean Hersholt holds 4 Aces in the silent film "ALIAS THE DEACON" (1927).

"Jean Hersholt gives a deft performance as a card-sharp nicknamed the Deacon, who wears clerical garb and affects a priestly manner. (The intertitles give him some very pious dialogue.) Annoyingly and implausibly, the Deacon is an embodiment of the 'good thief' stereotype that occurs so often in fiction and so seldom in reality. The Deacon only robs people who 'deserve' it, and he gives most of the money to unfortunates. This is an obvious ploy to make a dishonest protagonist sympathetic.," per IMDb.

Anthony Quinn (center) shaking dice in "The Long Wait" (1954).

Ryan O'Neal (center) and Catherine Hicks  at craps table in "Fever Pitch" (1985).  Giancarlo Giannini also co-starred (not in the still though).

A lot of gambling talk and scenes in this anti-gambling picture about a writer (O'Neal) getting addicted to gambling as he writes a story about it. Ridiculous ending, which defeats the theme of the movie, when O'Neal recoups with a big winning streak!

Looks like the three on the left are Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland and Sally Kellerman.  In "Mash" (1970), the movie, which the TV series was based on.

"Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one of the leading figures of Hollywood's 1970s generation of innovative and irreverent young filmmakers. Scripted by Hollywood veteran Ring Lardner, Jr., this war comedy details the exploits of military doctors and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. ," per IMDb.

Jon Voight throwing dice in "The Champ" (1979).  "Billy Flynn, an ex boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J. over which he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven years ago. T.J. worships The Champ who is now working on his come-back in order to give his boy a better future. But suddenly Annie shows up again. ... ...." per IMDb.

See instead the more famous  1931 Wallace Beery-Jackie Cooper version of "The Champ." That one takes place, in part, at the Agua Caliente Hotel-Casino resort in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.  Some scenes at the gambling Mecca.

Poker game in Fritz Lang movie "Human Desire" (1954).

John Carroll (left),  Frank Fontaine, Grant Withers, Paul Cavanagh and others around a craps table, in a western gambling house, in "HIT PARADE OF 1951" (1950).

Don Castle (in checkered shirt, I believe) and others sitting at a roulette table in "THE INVISIBLE WALL" (1947).

Akim Tamiroff putting some chips down on a roulette table in "KING OF CHINATOWN" (1939).

Guy Stockwell (w/ string tie) and others playing poker in "THE PLAINSMAN" (1966).

Scott Brady and Peggy Dow at a craps table, cheering on their throw of the dice, in "UNDERTOW" (1949).

Jon Hall, Turhan Bey and Thomas Gomez (w/ cigar) in poker game in "White Savage" (1943)

Ben Gazzara (center) and Susan Blakely  at craps table in "Capone" (1975).

"The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone (Gazzara) and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years after Capone was imprisoned.," per IMDb.

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Roland Young (center, wearing tan jacket) handling his plaques at the roulette table in "Topper Takes a Trip" (1938), co-starring Constance Bennett.  "Mrs Topper's (Billie Burke) friend Mrs Parkhurst has convinced Mrs Topper, to file for a divorce from Cosmo (Roland Young), due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby (Constance Bennett). Marion comes back from heaven's door to help Cosmo again, this time only with dog Mr. Atlas. Due to a strange behaviour of Cosmo, the judge refuses to divorce them, so Mrs Parkhurst takes Mrs Topper on a trip to France, where she tries to arrange the final reasons for the divorce, with help of a gold-digging French baron, Marion takes Cosmo to the same hotel, to bring them back together and to get her own final ticket to heaven, but the whole thing turns out to be not too easy"-- per IMDb.
Stars in movie:    Martha Tilton, Ray Eberle, Eddie Milton.  "Sweet Swing" (1943).
IVOR FRANCIS and RICHARD BENJAMIN at a GAMBLING TABLE (center from left to right) in "The Steagle" (1971).

"In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city. ," per IMDb.
RALPH BELLAMY hitting RICHARD ALEXANDER, and LESTER DORR, behind a ROULETTE TABLE in "Wild Brian Kent" (1936).

"Polo player Brian stops in a Kansas town and find a girl and her aunt needing money to keep their ranch. He also finds his new real estate partner is the crook trying to do the women out of their ranch.", per IMDb.
Sidney Toler (white hat) in "White Savage" (1943).

A shark hunter falls in love with the beautiful ruler of a tropical island., per IMDb.  Montez is the ruler of the tropical Temple Island, Thomas Gomez the villain scheming to marry her and get hold of the gold bars lining the submerged floor of the island's temple (about which the innocent islanders remain blissfully unconcerned), and Jon Hall the heroic shark hunter who wins the day and the heart of the princess., per Wikipedia.
Roulette scene from "Monte Carlo" (1930).

"Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara [Jeanette MacDonald] flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count Rudolph Farriere [Jack Buchanan] is taken by her beauty, but she rebuffs him, not even looking at him. Assuming the guise of a hairdresser, he finally succeeds in seeing her, night and morning. Sparks fly, and love ensues - but can she love a lowly hairdresser? As her finances worsen though, the Duke arrives, and his money and social status seem even more enticing. Shunning Rudolph, will her story follow the operatic "unhappy ending", or can she have it all?," per IMDb.
"The Music of Chance" (1993).  Charles Durning on the right.

"Whilst traveling across America living off the money from a large inheritance, ex-fireman Nashe has a chance meeting with Pozzi, a professional gambler and card shark. Nashe agrees to fund the penniless Pozzi in a game of poker against two eccentric millionaires, Flower [Durning] and Stone, in an attempt to regain some of his spent fortune. His gamble has unforeseen and bizarre consequences for both himself and Pozzi. This film is an almost exact translation of the novel by Paul Auster.," per IMDb.
Ryan O'Neal at craps table in "Fever Pitch" (1985).

A lot of gambling talk and scenes in this anti-gambling picture about a writer (O'Neal) getting addicted to gambling as he writes a story about it. Ridiculous ending, which defeats the theme of the movie, when O'Neal recoups with a big winning streak!
Charles Boyer (center) in "Algiers" (1938).

""Pepe Le Moko [Boyer], a thief who escaped from France with a fortune in jewels, has for two years lived in, and virtually ruled, the mazelike, impenetrable Casbah, "native quarter" of Algiers. A French official insists that he be captured, but sly Inspector Slimane knows he need only bide his time. The suave Pepe increasingly regards his stronghold as also his prison, especially when he meets beautiful Parisian visitor Gaby [Hedy Lamarr], who reminds him of the boulevards to which he dare not return...and arouses the mad jealousy of Ines, his Algerian mistress.," per IMDb.
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Unknown actors in 1937 short film.

"Herman and Pat attend a dance at a co-ed school, with Pat dressing as a girl to become Herman's partner in an effort to avoid two homely girls forced upon them by the dean of women. Herman had been counting on his girl to save him but she hasn't arrived. When she does arrive, Herman is in trouble trying to explain his "date," Pat as a girl.," per IMDb.
June Knight and Neil Hamilton (Commissioner Gordon on the Batman TV series) in "Ladies Must Live" (1933).

" When actress Pat Halliday gets out of a jam with the help of farmer Corey Lake, she invites him to come see her sometime in the big city. Corey, who is actually a millionaire who dabbles in farming, shows up, much to Pat's surprise. She hooks Corey up with her brother George, who has business ideas he wants Corey to invest in. But Corey's pals Pig Head and Mary think Pat and her family are only out for Corey's money, and that Pat plans to marry him to get it. Pat's family, on the other hand, thinks Corey's pals are unsophisticated hicks and want him to drop them. When a valuable necklace disappears, the courtship of Pat and Corey seems doomed.," per IMDb.
Lee Tracy (center w/ cigarette) in "The Payoff" (1935).

"Joe is a reporter who is looking for his big break and he gets it when he takes over George Gorman's sports column. Marty is a hood who would fix any sporting event he could and Joe keeps the pressure of the paper on him. His wife Maxine, however, wants only the finer things in life and when Joe is on the road, she becomes Marty's Gal. That and the money that she owes Marty ends Joe's career as a New York Register columnist and starts his new career as a drunk. But Connie, who has had a crush on Joe for years, will try to make him the reporter he once was.," per IMDb.

(center from left to right facing the camera) CONSTANTINE ROMANOFF (cigar), JOE SAWYER, TOM BROWN and DAN WOLHEIM GAMBLING in "The Storm" (1938).

"A passenger ship unexpectedly runs into a typhoon.," per IMDb.
"Mambo" (1954).

"Silvana Mangano (a very lovely & sexy voiced actress) plays a young, poor Venetian woman, Giovanna Masetti. She is struggling with an difficult life as a shop assistant when one day a young count Enrico sees her in the glass shop where she works.," per IMDb.
Laurence Harvey (2nd right) in "Summer and Smoke" (1961).

"Since childhood, spinster Alma Winemiller has loved handsome young Dr. John Buchanan, Jr.. But John has fallen hard for Rosa Zacharias, the town's sultry vamp, and descends into a seamy nightlife while ignoring Alma's dreams of romance and possible marriage.," per IMDb.
Ernest Borgnine (right) in "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (1956).

"Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown [Borgnine] to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.," per IMDb.

"The Mask of Dimitrios" (1944).

"Dutch mystery writer Cornelius Leyden is vacationing in Istanbul when he makes the acquaintance of Turkish Police Colonel Haki, a fan of his books. Haki makes Leyden aware that he is currently investigating the murder of Greek master criminal Dimitrios Makrpouloss, bloated corpse has just washed ashore on a beach in the Bosphorous. Never having seen a murdered body. Leyden accepts Haki's invitation to view it before cremation. Initially repulsed, he becomes fascinated by Haki's tale of Dimitrios sordid career as he rose from petty crime, smuggling and murder to blackmail, espionage, and political assassination. Following Haki's leads, his investigations lead him to such varied cities as Athens, Sofia, Geneva, and Paris, where he interviews Dimitrios' former mistress, who doesn't rise until ten in the evening, and the urbane, aristocratic cat-fancier who hired Dimitrios to steal state secrets. During his travels Leyden becomes friendly with Mr. Peters, an idiosyncratic three hundred pound Englishman, who seems more obsessed with Makropoulos than Leyden. Peters, who was betrayed by Dimitrios years before, is eager to take revenge on his former partner, and he forms a alliance with the writer to track down and blackmail the enigmatic criminal, a very high-risk enterprise.," per IMDb.
Dale Robertson (left) in "O Henry's Full House" (1952).

"John Steinbeck introduces five of O. Henry's most popular short stores in this anthology film. In "The Cop and the Anthem" a homeless alcoholic is increasingly frustrated in numerous attempts to get arrested and jailed for 90 days in a warm cell rather than face the rigors of a New York winter. In "The Clarion Call" a NYPD detective has a crisis of conscience when he is torn between his duty to arrest a childhood friend for a murder only he knows he committed and the debt of honor he still owes to him. In "The Last Leaf" a naive young girl is stricken with pneumonia after being seduced and jilted by venal actor. When she loses her will to live, her devoted sister and an eccentric Greenwich Village artist try to help her to survive. In "The Ransom of Red Chief" two bumbling con men kidnap the son of a rural sheriff for ransom but find they've taken on more than they can handle. Finally, in "The Gift of the Magi" an impoverished but devoted young couple struggle to pay for Christmas gifts worthy of their mutual love., per IMDb.

Chevy Chase (center)  in "Vegas Vacation" (1997).

"When Clark Griswold puts his mind to something, we soon realize he hasn't got one. Still, nothing stops him when the vacation bug hits. This time, he's chosen Las Vegas, the new family entertainment capital of America! Chevy Chase returns as bubbly, bumbling Clark in Vegas Vacation, a jokers-are-wild laugh fest including two other stars from past Vacations. Beverly D'Angelo is back as wife Ellen, doting on the guy she calls "Sparky," and Randy Quaid again delights as grubby goof ball Cousin Eddie. Ethan Embry (That Thing You Do!) and screen-debuting Marisol Nichols are Griswold teens who love the round-the-clock nightlife - as long as they don't share it with Mom and Dad! From Seigfried and Roy's extravaganza to a Hoover Dam tour, from cruising to losing (Wallace Shawn as a shifty blackjack dealer) to amorous crooning (Wayne Newton falls for Ellen): watch Clark try to keep family and wallet together!," per IMDb.

Cantinflas in "Pepe" (1960).

"In Mexico, Pepe is the good-natured ranch foreman of Sr. Rodriguez. Pepe's pride and joy is Don Juan, a magnificent white stud stallion that he raised from a colt for Sr. Rodriguez and that he refers to as his "son". As Sr. Rodriguez has decided to sell Don Juan at auction, Pepe enacts a plan to dissuade any interested buyers so that he can buy Don Juan himself. The plan doesn't work, as Don Juan is sold to washed-up Hollywood movie director Ted Holt - his current Hollywood status due to alcohol over-consumption - who wants to use Don Juan for his comeback project to be shot in Mexico with an all-Mexican cast except for an American female lead. Pepe decides to head to Hollywood and earn lots of money so that he can buy Pepe and bring him back to Mexico. In Hollywood, Pepe gets into one misadventure after another with a cavalcade of Hollywood movie stars, those misadventures based largely on Pepe's limited grasp of the English language, he often taking what is said to him in their literal meaning. Pepe does eventually locate Holt, who hires Pepe "for free" to handle Don Juan. Pepe also meets Suzie Murphy, a coffee house waitress and performer, who believes Hollywood has given her parents a raw deal on their lives, they who worked hard but remained on the lowest rung of the studio food chain for their entire careers. As such, she is an angry young woman with a tough exterior, who has no desire to be in the movie business. Despite Holt realizing that Suzie's exterior is all a front, he does end up hiring her as the lead for the movie, which he is able to get off the ground on a deal made with Edward G. Robinson. As Pepe is required to travel to Las Vegas and back to Mexico for filming, Pepe falls in love with Suzie, the affection which he slowly believes is returned. But Holt may ultimately get in the way of Pepe's dreams with Suzie, and perhaps his permanent reunion with Don Juan.," per IMDb.

Joe Yule (center) in "Jiggs and Maggie In Society" (1947).

"Maggie (Renie Riano) continues her forever-ever efforts to crash Manhattan's top society, while Jiggs (Joe Yule) still mingles with his old construction cronies at the bar of Dinty Moore (Tim Ryan) on 10th Avenue. Van De Graft (Lee Bonnell) notifies Maggie that his company has found the Jiggs family tree and coat of arms, and that he will be able to get the Jiggs family in the social Who's Who Bluebook. Van De Graft suggests that Maggie arrange a bit party for important socialites with his intention being to stage a robbery of the gathering. Maggie engages Dale Carnegie to tutor Jiggs while she takes dancing lessons from Arthur Murray and is interviewed on the radio by Sheila Graham.," per IMDb.
Barry Sullivan at faro table in "Texas Lady" (1955).

" Prudence travels to an isolated Texas town where she has inherited the local paper. She finds the place ruled over by the two men who wrested the area from the Indians twenty-five years before, and it is clear they do not welcome her free-spirited intervention. Support comes in the unexpected shape of the gambler she has just bested in New Orleans for her own family reasons.," per IMDb.
Dan Dailey (lt, standing) in "The Girl Next Door" (1953).

"Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go," per IMDb.
John Cassavetes and  Britt Ekland in "Machine Gun McCain" (1969).

" Tough criminal Hank McCain gets released from prison after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Hank hooks up with his son Jack, who has devised a daring plan to rob a Las Vegas casino. Unbeknownst to Hank, Jack is also involved with volatile and ambitious mob capo Charlie Adamo, who uses Hank as a pawn so he can gain control of Vegas territory that's currently being run by the formidable Don Francesco De Marco.," per IMDb.
Rehearsal of roulette gambling scene in "Yours For the Asking" (1936), starring George Raft and Dolores Costello.

"Casino operator Johnny Lamb [Raft] hires down-on-her-luck socialite Lucille Sutton [Costello] as his casino hostess, in order to help her and to improve casino income. But Lamb's pals fear he may follow Lucille onto the straight-and-narrow path, which would not be good for business. So they hire Gert Malloy and Dictionary McKinney, a pair of con-artists, to manipulate Johnny back off the path of righteousness, per IMDb.
David Janssen (left at head of table) as Arnold Rothstein in "King of the Roaring 20's" (1961).

"Moving from one scam to another Arnold Rothstein quickly becomes rich, and settles into the life of owning big-town gambling joints. Along the way he falls in loves and marries, makes a life-long enemy of a cop on the take, and gradually becomes hardened even to his closest friends. ," per IMDb.
"King of the Roaring 20's - The Story of Arnold Rothstein, the 1961 Joseph M. Newman gambling crime thriller ("The hell-bent years of the jazz-crazed era and the man who ruled it all!!"; "King of gamblers! Overlord to broadway! Big fix of the sporting world! Loved...hated...feared...he was 'King of the Roaring 20s'"; "From Leo Katcher's best-selling novel 'The Big Bankroll'"; "From the red-hot best seller 'The Big Bankroll'"; about the famous gambler who, among many other things, fixed the 1919 World Series, and who was killed after refusing to pay his losses from a very high stakes poker game) starring David Janssen (as Arnold Rothstein), per e movieposter.
Pat O'Brien (center, being grabbed) in "Front Page" (1931), angry men accusing him of cheating at poker

"Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job. The court press room is full of lame reporters who invent stories as much as write them. All are waiting to cover the hanging of Earl Williams. When Williams escapes from the inept Sheriff, Hildy seizes the opportunity by using his $260 honeymoon money to payoff an insider and get the scoop on the escape. However, Walter Burns, the Post's editor, is slow to repay Hildy back, hoping that he will stay on the story. Getting a major scoop looks possible when Hildy stumbles onto the bewildered escapee and hides him in a roll-top desk in the press room. Burns shows up to help. Can they keep Williams' whereabouts secret long enough to get the scoop, especially with the Sheriff and other reporters hovering around? , per IMDb.
Actors unknown to me in "Carnival Queen" (1937).

Note the Big Six-like wheel and layout carnival game.
 Omar Sharif in "Funny Girl" (1968).

"The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from Nick Arnstein [Sharif]. ," per IMDb.
Gerald Mohr (left) and Omar Sharif (2nd left) in "Funny Girl" (1968).

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The Shanghai Gesture (1941).

A young woman, Poppy (Gene Tierney), out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling (Ona Munson), a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy Charteris (Walter Huston), wealthy entrepreneur, has purchased a large area of Shanghai, forcing Gin Sling to vacate by the coming Chinese New Year. Under orders from Gin Sling, who has found out Poppy is Charteris' daughter, the smarmy Doctor Omar (Victor Mature) leads Poppy deeper and deeper into an addiction to gambling and alcohol. Gin Sling, realizing that Charteris was her long-ago husband who she thinks abandoned her, plans her revenge by inviting Charteris to a Chinese New Year dinner party to expose his past indiscretions. Charteris, however, has a suprise of his own to spring on Gin Sling., per IMdb.
Cliff Robertson (left) and Rex Harrison playing poker in "The Honey Pot" (1967).

"In Venice, the millionaire benefactor Cecil Fox (Harrison) watches a Seventeenth Century play 'Volpone' and plots a practical joke to play on his three former greedy mistresses. He hires the unemployed actor William McFly (Robertson) to act as his butler and stage manager and sends letters telling the mistresses he is terminally ill. The prime intention of Rex is to see the reaction of the women after the reading of his will but things do not go as planned.," per IMDb.
Joe Yule (seated, center) in "Jiggs and Maggie in Society" (1947).

"Maggie (Renie Riano) continues her forever-ever efforts to crash Manhattan's top society, while Jiggs (Joe Yule) still mingles with his old construction cronies at the bar of Dinty Moore (Tim Ryan) on 10th Avenue. Van De Graft (Lee Bonnell) notifies Maggie that his company has found the Jiggs family tree and coat of arms, and that he will be able to get the Jiggs family in the social Who's Who Bluebook. Van De Graft suggests that Maggie arrange a bit party for important socialites with his intention being to stage a robbery of the gathering. Maggie engages Dale Carnegie to tutor Jiggs while she takes dancing lessons from Arthur Murray and is interviewed on the radio by Sheila Graham. ," per IMDb.
Jim Brown (center) in "Slaughter" (1972).

"Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.," per IMDb.
Jean Servais & men
gambling at poker, Jules Dassin, in "Rififi" (1956).

" After five years in prison, Tony le St�phanois meets his dearest friends Jo and the Italian Mario Ferrati and they invite Tony to steal a couple of jewels from the show-window of the famous jewelry Mappin & Webb Ltd, but he declines. Tony finds his former girlfriend Mado, who became the lover of the gangster owner of the night-club L' �ge d' Or Louis Grutter, and he humiliates her, beating on her back for being unfaithful. Then he calls Jo and Mario and proposes a burglary of the safe of the jewelry. They invite the Italian specialist in safes and elegant wolf Cesar to join their team and they plot a perfect heist. They are successful in their plan, but the Don Juan Cesar makes things go wrong when he gives a valuable ring to his mistress. ," per IMDb.
JACK LORD, LILYAN CHAUVIN and JAMES SHIGETA  (l to r)  betting on cricket movements in "Walk Like a Dragon" (1960).

"California, 1870s. The cowboy Lincoln 'Linc' Bartlett finds out there's a slave auction of Chinese women in San Francisco and he intervenes and purchases the Chinese Kim Sung from the auction with the intent of setting her free. But it doesn't occur to Linc that setting her free isn't enough. Where is she going to go? Kim doesn't speak English and she's just going to be exploited by somebody else. Linc takes Kim home to serve as a housekeeper. Ma Bartlett Linc's mother, is not happy that a Chinese girl is living in her home, and even less happy when Kim and her son fall in love. Their affair also arouses the jealousy of Cheng Lu, a Chinese immigrant," per IMDb.
Eli Wallach in "Ace High" (1968).

"After Cacopoulos (Eli Wallach) manages to save himself from being hung on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens (Terrence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) of a lot of money and steals their horses. This results in a merry chase and Stevens and Bessy become unwilling allies in Cacopoulus' revenge against the people who deserted him and framed him to get their money back. ," per IMDb.
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Genevi�ve Bujold still in  THIEF OF PARIS (1967) aka Le Voleur.

"In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbor. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the fiance's family jewels, and enjoys the experience so much that he embarks upon a life-time of burglary.," per IMDb.
GEORGE BUCK FLOWER (second from the right) in "Lady Cocoa" (1975).

"The film tells the story of a woman (Lola Falana) who is released from jail for 24 hours prior to testifying against her ex-boyfriend, played by James A. Watson Jr.," per Wikipedia.
Sonny Tufts (center) in "The Crooked Way" (1949).

"A World War II veteran, suffering from amnesia but otherwise healthy, is released from a veteran's hospital, decides to return to Los Angeles to see if he can regain his identity. Trying to retrace his former steps he soon learns that he was a double-crossing gangster, and many people have reasons to wish he wasn't around...and some try to see to it that he isn't around very long...alive, at least.," per IMDb.
"Pistol, Packin' Mama" (1943).

" Westerner Sally Benson is cheated out of her bankroll by Nick Winner, a gambler passing through town. In New York, Nick opens up a combination night club/gambling joint and, while he is away, Sally, using the name of Vicki Norris, gets a job singing there. He tries to fire her when he returns but she cooly pulls a gun and forces him to cut cards for the club he opened using her money. This time, using marked cards herself, she wins but keeps Nick on as the manager. She becomes engaged to to rich, stuffy blueblood, J. Leslie Benton III, until Nick, who has fallen in love with her, wins her away. They plan to marry until Vicki gets the mistaken idea that Nick's real interest is in getting his club back. This complication is coupled with a war waged against the club by Nick's old gambling rival Johnny Rossi.," per IMDb
Unknown actors in "Odds and Evens" (1978).  Also called: "Trinity: Gambling For High Stakes.")

"The navy's detective gets his brother, the ex-gambler to help him liquidate an illegal gaming house on a yacht near Miami.," per IMDb.
"The Human Jungle" (1954).
Policeman reaching into craps table.

"Danforth is assigned to take over the police department in a section of a large city saddled with juvenile delinquency, petty crimes, graft and also a recent unsolved murder of a strip-tease dancer. Recognizing the laxity of the department he implements many changes and soon finds himself under fire by the newspapers, the attorney of a racket leader and the denizens of this human jungle. He calls this a cop's war that is the same as a soldier's war with the difference being that people hate cops. His cause isn't helped when a rookie policeman accidentally kills an innocent bystander. And he has to protect police informer Mary Abbott from Swados, a killer in the hire of the man behind the petty mobsters.," per IMDb.
EDWARD G ROBINSON (aiding) ELI WALLACH (pretending to collapse) at roulette table in "Seven Thieves" �59.  Center right is JONATHAN KIDD.

"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.

"Starring Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger, Joan Collins, Eli Wallach and others.,"per IMDb.
Burt Reynolds at blackjack table in "Heat" (1986).

"Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.," per IMDb.
James Craig (left) and John Carradine (black hat, in front of chips) in "Northwest Rangers" (1942).

"Indians leave two boys orphans who then grow up raised by a Canadian Mountie. The two have vastly different interests. One, Lundigan, wants to be a Mountie while the other, Craig, has a penchant for heavy gambling. After being cheated, Craig vows revenge on the sleazy owner of the town's gambling establishment. He returns a few years later with his pal, now a Mountie in charge of keeping the peace. Craig wins the whole gambling house playing roulette but ends up committing two murders. While Lundigan still loves his "brother," he is forced to carry out his duty and kills Craig in a gun battle. Craig was MGM's hope to take the place of Clark Gable who had joined the Army Air Corps that year soon after the tragic death of his wife, Carole Lombard, in an air crash. Craig had the same muscularity, manner, and voice as Gable. He turned in a robust performance in NORTHWEST RANGERS, but he never rose above being a star of the second magnitude," per TV Guide.
 Cesar Romero (center, next to Faye) & Alice Faye gamble at roulette in casino in "WEEK-END IN HAVANA" (1941).

"One of many lavish south-of-the-border musicals, this pre-Castro tomfoolery features Alice Faye as Macy's salesgirl Nan Spencer, who scrimps and saves for a Caribbean cruise only to have her ship run aground. Refusing to sign a waiver of responsibility document from the shipping company's attorneys, she is given an expense-paid tour of the title city, with shipping-line official Jay Williams (John Payne) as her guide, although he would rather be in New York getting married to his long-time fiancee (Cobina Wright, Jr.). Jay grudgingly shepherds Nan through the local hotspots, where they meet gambler Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero) and his entertainer girl friend, Rosita Rivas (Carmen Miranda). Monte makes a play for Nan, believing her to be an heiress, but after the usual romantic intrigues it's Jay who discovers that Nan is the girl of his dreams. Censors apparently overlooked a production number in which a male dancer can be seen fondling the breast of a chorine, much to the latter's consternation.," per TV Guide.
 Cesar Romero (center, next to Faye) & Alice Faye gamble at roulette in casino in "WEEK-END IN HAVANA" (1941).

See summary in row above.
Boris Karloff (white shirt and vest) in "The House of Rothschild" (1934) at poker game.

"The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews.," per IMDb.
James Coburn shooting dice in "Hard Times" (a/k/a "The Streetfighter") (1975).

"In the depression, Chaney (Charles Bronson), a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed (Coburn), a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.," per IMDb.

REX HARRISON (right) and CLIFF ROBERTSON at GAMBLING TABLE in "The Honey Pot" �67.

"Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox [Harrison] devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. Although the women are wealthy in their own right, all have good reason to covet his fortune. To assist him in his scheme, Fox hires William McFly [Robertson], a gigolo and sometime actor, to act as his secretary/servant. Fox is soon visited at his "deathbed" by the three former mistresses: Merle McGill, a fading Hollywood sex symbol; Princess Dominique, who once took a cruise on Fox's yacht; and Lone Star Crockett, a Texas hypochondriac who travels with an enigmatic nurse/companion. As Fox and McFly act out the charade, things take an unexpected turn from comical farce to full-blown murder mystery.," per IMDb.
James Garner (left) and William Bendix handling dice in "Boy's Night Out" (1962).

"Fred [Garner], George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children and TV-dinners. In secret, they get themselves an apartment with a beautiful young woman, Kathy, for romantic rendezvous. But Kathy does not tell them that she is a sociology student researching the sexual life of the white middle-class male," per IMDb.
Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Diane Lane at craps table in "The Big Town"(1987)."

"It is 1957. J.C. Cullen [Matt Dillon] is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole [[Jones], and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out.," per IMDb.
Unknown actors in "What's Up Tiger Lily (1966).

"So you want Plot? Woody Allen bought a Japanese spy movie, removed the voice track, and replaced it with one of his own. He doesn't seem to have bothered with the original script at all. Typical Joke: "Back off! My secret spy camera has taken pictures of you all through your clothes. Unless you release me, your naked photos will be sold in every school yard in Tokyo within the hour. Unless you are totally comfortable with your body, you must release me." Very funny, but also very unusual.," per IMDb.
Farley Granger (right) in "The Naked Street" (1955).

" Roselle Regalzyk (Anne Bancroft) is the naughty but nice little sister of mobster Phil "Regal" (Anthony Quinn). The unwed Roselle has managed to get herself pregnant by Nick Branda (Farley Granger), another convict who is soon on his way to the electric chair. Phil no sooner has Nick sprung so that he can marry Roselle, then Roselle miscarries, making the shotgun wedding unnecessary.," per IMDb.
 STEVE PENDLETON (on the left) and GREG McCLURE gambling with cards in "Skyliner" (1949).

"There is action aboard a commercial airliner as Travis plays an FBI agent on the trail of a spy who has lifted top secret government documents from a corpse and taken to the air. This taut thriller is developed through the interaction of the various characters upon the westbound airplane, including Slaughter who is seeking fame and fortune on the West Coast and is willing to display her lack of talent to anyone who asks. ," per TV guide.
Sidney Poitier (right) playing craps in "Blackboard Jungle" (1955).  

"Richard Dadier [Glen Ford] earns a teaching assignment at a tough high school, where the teenagers make the rules and the staff meekly accept the fact that they've lost control. When Dadier tries exerting his authority, he receives much hostility from both students and faculty, culminating with his pregnant wife receiving anonymous letters with false accusations that he is romantically involved with another woman at school. In anger, Dadier hurls an accusation at Gregory Miller, a black youth whom he fears is against him. Miller doesn't deny the accusation. Instead he escalates the confrontation, but does that mean that he was the culprit? ," per IMDb.
 5 African-Americans gambling dice on a dirt road from a scene in the great 1930s movie "Public Enemy."

"Friends Tom [James Cagney] and Matt go from small time to big time crime during prohibition. Tom tires of his mistress Kitty (he pushes a grapefruit into her face) and falls for Gwen who resists his advances except when it look as though he might dump her. When Matt is killed, Tom goes after the murderers.," per IMDb.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (cigar) and  Kathryn Harrold in "Raw Deal" (1986).

" Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang.," per IMDb.
"The Crooked Way" (1949).

" A World War II veteran, suffering from amnesia but otherwise healthy, is released from a veteran's hospital, decides to return to Los Angeles to see if he can regain his identity. Trying to retrace his former steps he soon learns that he was a double-crossing gangster, and many people have reasons to wish he wasn't around...and some try to see to it that he isn't around very long...alive, at least.," per IMDb.
FANNY FANNIE WARD in Poker Game -- original 1916 Lost Silent  "A GUTTER MAGDALENE."
Warren Beatty and Susannah York  in �Kaleidoscope�  (1966).

"Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. In his gambling depredation, Barney is spotted by Angel McGinnis, the daughter of a Scotland Yard Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis on the lookout for a man to do a job. The inspector enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin.," per IMDb.
"NEW ORLEANS" '47 Arturo De Cordova, Dorothy Patrick, roulette gambling.

"The Storyville section of New Orleans is notorious in history, and here is a valiant attempt to document its tale. It appears that young wealthy members of New Orleans society are determined to enjoy the influence of ragtime and that oncoming scandalous music called jazz. The elders of society are opposed and it ends up with Storyville being closed down. But that doesn't stop the rage of ragtime and the joy of jazz from spreading nationwide, and after taking Chicago by storm, it does just that.," per eMoviepostr.
" INCIDENT" '48 Jane Frazee,
Joyce Compton & Warren Douglas, poker gambling.

"Stockbroker Joe Downey(Warren Douglas), mistaken in the dark for gangster "Slats" Slattery (Robert Osterloh), is brutally beaten by a rival gangster, "Knuckles" Morgan (Meyer Grace), and Downey winds up in jail on a drunk charge. His sweetheart, Marion Roberts (Jane Frazee), and friend, Bill (Harry Lauter), obtain his release, and then the three set out to find and warn the intended-victim. This pulls them into some violent incidents, including a hijacking and a murder.," per eMoviepostr.
20th Century Fox' "Hello and Goodbye"
BACK STREET '41 Charles Boyer & Margaret Sullavan, casino gambling poker! (That is not Boyer in the picture here.)

"Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The two meet many years later in New York, only now Walter is married. Refusing to be shut out of his life, Rae agrees to be Walter's mistress.," per eMoviepostr.
STEVE PENDLETON (on the left) and GREG McCLURE gambling with cards in "Sky Liner" (1949).

"There is action aboard a commercial airliner as Travis plays an FBI agent on the trail of a spy who has lifted top secret government documents from a corpse and taken to the air. This taut thriller is developed through the interaction of the various characters upon the westbound airplane, including Slaughter who is seeking fame and fortune on the West Coast and is willing to display her lack of talent to anyone who asks. ," per TV Guide.
James Gleason at slot machine in  "Her Man" (1930).

"Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor.." per IMDb.
Brian Donlevy (2nd left)  at Chuck-a-Luck table in "Union Pacific" (1939).

"One of the last bills signed by President Lincoln authorizes pushing the Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California. But financial opportunist Asa Barrows hopes to profit from obstructing it. Chief troubleshooter Jeff Butler [Joel McCrea]has his hands full fighting Barrows' agent, gambler Sid Campeau [Brian Donlevy]; Campeau's partner Dick Allen [Robert Preston] is Jeff's war buddy and rival suitor for engineer's daughter Molly Monahan [Barbara Stanwyck]. Who will survive the effort to push the railroad through at any cost?," per IMDb.
George Sanders (center) in "Bitter Sweet" (1940). Is the woman Jeanette MacDonald?

I"n order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love. They are married. In Vienna, they struggle to make a living by making music. Carl writes an operetta and tries to get it produced. They are helped along by Viennese Baron, but his intentions are not honorable. He kills Carl in a sword fight. A big producer does put on the operetta, with Sari in the lead -- but without her husband, it is a bittersweet victory.," per IMDb.
Unknown actors at  carnival sideshow wheel of fortune in "Carnival Queen" (1937).

"A young woman not only inherits her late father's estate, she also gets control of a carnival on the edge of bankruptcy in this comedy. Intrigued by carnival life, the woman disguises herself and joins up. She hopes to see how she might save it. She has many adventures and even becomes a magician's assistant." ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi"
"Long Lost Father," the 1934 Ernest B. Schoedsack romantic family relationship comedy ("From the novel by G.B. Stern"; about a ne'er-do-well father who meets his long lost daughter while they both work in the same nightclub, and he helps her out of a jam even though she wants nothing to do with him) starring John Barrymore, Helen Chandler, Donald Cook, Alan Mowbray and Claude King," per e Movieposter.
Bruce Dern playing poker with robots in sci fi "Silent Running" (1972).

"The loner crew member of a spaceship harbouring Earth's last nature reserves goes renegade when he is instructed to jettison his beloved forests and return home. Accompanied only by three robots, he ponders the fate of his last pocket of nature and the murders of his fellow crew members in this far-looking speculative film. ... [He] and the two remaining robots chart a course into deep space, far away from the fleet. Alone except for his accompanying drones, Lowell befriends them and renames them Huey, Dewey and (posthumously) Louie. He teaches them to play poker, plant trees, and bury the killed crewmember. ...," per IMDb.
MICHAEL DOREN AS LT. WORF playing poker in "STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION" (TV progran: 1987-1998).

" Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before.," per IMDb.

" Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that the Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions.," per IMDb.
Kent Taylor (w/ cigarette) in "Harbor Lights" (1963).

"Taylor plays an American gambler who arrives in Puerto Rico to visit his brother. He finds him murdered and learns that his involvement with a stolen diamond caused his death. Taylor decides to get to the bottom of the mystery and finds himself hounded by a police detective, Martino, and a gang leader, Morrow (who thinks Taylor has the gem). Taylor locates the killers and the diamond, and turns them over to the police," per TV Guide.
Jeff Chandler (2nd left) in "The Tattered Dress" (1957).

"After a wild night, wealthy Michael Reston's adulterous wife Charleen comes home with her ripe young body barely concealed by a dress in rags; murder results. Top defense lawyer J.G. Blane [Chandler] whose own marriage exists in name only, arrives in Desert View, Nevada to find the townsfolk and politically powerful Sheriff Hoak distinctly hostile to the Restons. In due course, Blane discovers he's been "taken for a ride," and that quiet desert communities can be deadly..," per IMDb.

Jim Blane (JEFF CHANDLER) in  a poker game at Rod Staley's (BILLY SNYDER, extreme right) house, where Jim loses $5,000 to card shark and professional dealer Cal Morrison (FRANK SCANNELL, second from right, partially obscured). The other poker players include VINCENT PERRY (extreme left) and GORDON MOREHOUSE (back to camera).
Matt Dillon (center, shooting dice) in "The Big Town" (1987).

" It is 1957. J.C. Cullen is a young man from a small town, with a talent for winning at craps, who leaves for the big city to work as a professional gambler. While there, he breaks the bank at a private craps game at the Gem Club, owned by George Cole, and falls in love with two women, one of them Cole's wife. Infuriated, Cole wagers everything on the craps table, including the Gem Club itself, and he and Cullen have it out.," per IMDb.
(from left to right at the gambling table) GABRIELLE ANWAR, RICHARD GRIECO, ROGER REES and CAROLE DAVIS  in"Teen Agent" (a/k/a "If Looks Could Kill") (1991).

" When Michael Corben, along with the rest of his high-school French class, set out for a trip to France, he runs headlong into international intrigue: Agent Michael Corbin has just been disposed of by the evil forces of Augustus Steranko. When it's learned that Michael Corbin is alive and well, and still on his way to France, he's beseiged by both the good guys and the bad guys. British Intelligence outfits him with a series of James-Bond-like gizmos, and Steranko sends more would-be assassins after him. Can Michael stop the evil Steranko's plans for European domination?," per IMDb.

"A muddled mess of a picture with Vernon as a mercenary hijacking a ship. He's got an atomic device he'll use to blow up the cruiser (a floating casino that holds every stock movie type available) unless he gets money from the US Treasury. Poor character motivations, gaping plot holes, and TV-movie aesthetics make this a film well worth missing.," per TV Guide.
Warren Stevens trying to separate two fighting ladies over a faro table in "Duel on the Mississippi" (1955).

Jack Palance in "The Mercenary" (a/k/a "A Professional Gun") (1969).

"While a Mexican revolutionary lies low as a U.S. rodeo clown, the cynical Polish mercenary who tutored the idealistic peasant tells how he and a dedicated female radical fought for the soul of the guerrilla general Paco, as Mexicans threw off repressive government and all-powerful landowners in the 1910s. Tracked by the vengeful Curly, Paco liberates villages, but is tempted by social banditry's treasures, which Kowalski revels in.," per IMDb.
Tom Kennedy (standing right) in "The Mutineers" (1949).

"Ship captain Duncan is found murdered, his pockets stuffed with counterfeit money. It is presumed that Duncan was planning to distribute the phony money in Europe, but first mate Nick Shaw believes the captain was innocent of such plans. He sets out to clear his name. The real counterfeiter, gangster Thomas Nagle and his girlfriend Norma Harrison board and with their gang take over the ship, holding the crew hostage. Shaw pretends to go along with the gang, which is running guns and counterfeit currency to Lisbon. But Shaw has no intention of letting them succeed.," per IMDb.
Don Ameche (2nd left) and John Ridgely (3rd right) in "That's My Man" (1947).

"A poor young man is finally able to achieve his dream of running a horse at the track, but when he starts becoming successful, he begins to lose sight of what mattered to him before.," per IMDb.
Jimmy Lloyd and John Calvert gamble with dice in "Ten Cents a Dance" (1945).

Tagline: "Two lady wolves in "chic" clothing... on the prowl for "DOUGH" boys! ," per IMDb. (The small dice are at bottom right margin.)
"Born to Gamble" (1935).

"A wealthy man relates how gambling had tragic consequences for his family.," per IMDb.
Michael Caine (sitting next to Glenne Headly) in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (1988).

Freddy Benson, a con(fidence) man, lives off women by waking their compassion with shocking stories about his fake fate. One day in beautiful Beaumont sur Mer, he meets Lawrence Jamieson, who shares the same passion, works the rich ladies with the same scheme, but in quite a different league. With the knowledge of his profession, Freddy forces Lawrence to teach him high-society behaviour, so that he himself can earn a major living. When time comes to say goodbye, Freddy decides to stay a little longer. As there is no way two con men can work a town that small at the same time, Lawrence and Freddy agree on a settlement: The first one to extract $50.000 from a young female target wins, the other leaves town. The sum is no match for Lawrence, the age of the lady no match for Freddy. Let the games begin! , per IMDb.
Warren Beatty (standing, left) in "Kaleidoscope" (1966).

"Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln (Beatty) and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because he has succeeded in marking the original plates for the backs of all the playing cards manufactured in a plant in Geneva and used in all the gambling joints in Europe. In his gambling depredation, Barney is spotted by Angel McGinnis, the daughter of a Scotland Yard Inspector 'Manny' McGinnis on the lookout for a man to do a job. The inspector enlists Barney's help in playing poker with a shady London character whom Scotland Yard wants to force to financial ruin," per IMDb.
MAX JULIEN pointing a gun during a GAMBLING GAME in "Thomasine And Bushrod (1974).

"A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a 'modern-day') Sheriff of Nottingham. Here's the clincher-- Thomasine and Bushrod steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.," per IMDb.

John Litel (2d left) in "My Dog Rusty" (1948).

"Hugh Mitchell is campaigning for Mayor of Lawtonville against the incumbent, Fulderwilder, but his having trouble with his son, Danny, who persists in telling lies. Trouble starts brewing when Danny, who is "assisting" the town's new doctor, Antonia Cordell, slips his father's campaign handbills into the envelopes containing the doctor's announcement cards. Mayor Fulderwilder accuses Mitchell of complicity in the affair.,
 per IMDb.
PHILLIP TRENT, unknown, MARY GORDON, WILLIAM GARGAN and LLOYD CORRIGAN  (left to right, clockwise) around a GAMBLING TABLE in "Bombay Clipper" (1942).

"An American Foreign Correspodent, Jim Wilson [Gargan], and his wife Frankie, who wishes he would give up his traveling job and settle down in one location, get involved with some foreign spies of an unnamed country (Japan, in this USA pre-WWII film ),who have plans to steal a diamond treasure from the Bombay Clipper," per IMDb.
Sebastion Breaks and Virginia Wetherell in "Strip Poker" (Also known as "The Big Switch") (1968).

"Playboy John Carter is implicated in the murder of a blonde from a discotheque and is forced by gangsters into posing for pornographic photographs.," per IMDb.  

Rated "X." This is a British 8 x 10" Front of the House card.
Mario Adorf (dark hair), Denholm Elliott and Peter Van Eyck (from left to center) in a poker game for high stakes sets the mood of tension in "Station Six Sahara" (1962).

"A beautiful blonde (Carroll Baker) joins a small group of men running an oil station in the Sahara Desert and starts the emotions soaring," per IMDb.

Great scene from the movie "Cimarron," which won for Best Picture for the Academy Awards for 1930-31. It beat out "Little Caesar" and "Public Enemy"!

Note the signs --  how the gambling hall was used as a revival meeting hall on Sundays!

"Yancey Cravat's  handling of the riff-raff in Osage, and in particular the evil Lon Yountis (you gotta love these names!) is priceless. The leading men of the town chose Yancey to give a sermon at the first meeting of the Osage Methodist Church. Since the town hasn�t got a proper house of worship built yet, the meeting is conducted in Grat Gotch�s Hall of Chance, a gambling tent � the only place in town big enough to house the event. Yancey shows up in the guise of a pistol-packin� padre, Bible in one hand and six-shooters firmly holstered. In the middle of his sermon, he must gun down Lon who stands in the back and tries to shoot him first. One watches these scenes with an open jaw�"
Unknown actors in "Desert Fury" (1947) in what is supposed to be a Nevada casino.  Note the chuck-a-luck taqble at lower right, poker or black jack at lower left, craps table at left, and wheel of fortune in rear.

The movie had some cast of leads: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, and Mary Astor.

"Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way," per IMDb.
Lloyd Nolan; Claire Trevor or Helen Burgess; and Akim Tamiroff  in a publicity photo for "King of Gamblers" (1937).

Note the poker chip carousel (next to the roulette wheel!); you rarely see such carousels in movies.

"A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. Reporter Lloyd Nolan struggles to get the goods on Tamiroff, but runs up against a stone wall until he meets sexy but tough nightclub singer Claire Trevor (obviously dubbed). Trevor is anxious to avenge the death of her innocent sister (Helen Burgess), who was done in by Tamiroff's henchmen. Though only a "B" picture budget, King of Gamblers was given "A" treatment by director Robert Florey. The film was part of an unofficial Paramount series based on the FBIs J. Edgar Hoover book Persons in Hiding," per IMDb.
Terence Hill (blond hair) in "Trinity: Gambling for High Stakes" (1978). (Aka: Pari e Dispari [Even and Odd].)

Italian movie.  "This movie is about a navy Leiutenant named Johnny Firpo (Terence Hill) who is ordered to work with the Miami Police force to help stop a gang of crooked card sharks. He needs the help of a pro gambler-now retired named Charlie Firpo.(Bud Spencer)Charlie won't help Johnny, so Johnny steals Charlies transfer truck and he then agrees to help him.They both find out that they are half brothers. Johnny convinces Charlie that thier father is "Blind" and need to raise $ 100,000 for an eye operation. So Charlie becomes a gambler again just to raise the money.," per IMDb.

TOM BROWN (right) is paying off gambling loses to AKIM TAMIROFF in "Her Husband Lies" (1937).

"Cortez is a big-time gambler who wants to go straight. His smart-alec younger brother wants to get into the gambling world and Cortez reluctantly teaches him so he doesn't get duped by one of his gangster cronies. The youth learns all too well and cleans up in a card game with ace gamblers who are convinced he must have set them up. After deciding that he is now too old to change professions, Cortez comes to his brother's rescue. ," per TV Guide.
R Cortez, A Tamiroff and T Brown (l to r) in "Her Husband Lies" (1937).  See above.
AKIM TAMIROFF (left)  and RICARDO CORTEZ at craps table in "Her Husband Lies" (1937).  See above.
Ricardo Cortez in "The House on 56th Street" (1933).

" It is the World War I period, and Peggy Martin, a showgirl and mistress to London Fiske, marries her love, handsome Monte Van Tyle. They move into the house on 56th street and have a baby, Eleanor. Monte enlists in the army and is killed in action. Peggy is revisited by Fiske who wants her back or he'll commit suicide. She refuses his advances and the gun he brought accidentally goes off killing him. Peggy is convicted with murder and jailed. Eleanor is told her mother is dead. Twenty years later, Peggy is released and meets gambler, Bill Blaine [Cortez]. The house on 56th street is now a gambling house owned by politician, Bonelli. Bill and Peggy get jobs there. Eleanor comes to visit them, and goes with Bill into his office. Bill threatens Eleanor, now a huge gambler, that he'll tell her husband about her huge debts. Eleanor kills Bill and Peggy takes the blame. Bonelli believes Peggy is innocent and offers to help her if she only stays at the house on 56th street.," per IMDb.
"Juggernaut" (1936) -- starring Boris Karloff,  baccarat table, unknown (to me) actors.

"Dr. Victor Sartorius, a dedicated but dying medical researcher working in Morocco, becomes frustrated when his funding is cut off and his experiments ended. He is approached by Lady Yvonne Clifford, the young and beautiful wife of wealthy but aging aristocrat Sir Charles Clifford. She has been carrying on an affair with a gold-digging army captain and offers Sartorius the 20,000 pounds he needs to continue his research if he will become her husband's personal physician and covertly murder him. When Sir Charles' son Roger enters the picture, it is clear that he is marked for death too. Only Sartorius' altruistic nurse Joan stands in the way. ," per IMDb.
Frankie Darrow
at roulette table in "Destination Murder" (1950), per the eBay seller, though IMDb does not list him in the credits. He is at the far end of the table, has dark hair.

Darrow played Frankie Baxter in the Gene Autry serial "The Phantom Empire (1935).


KERWIN MATHEWS (left) & ALVY MOORE (right) at
Harold's Club , Reno, casino cage in the 1955 casino heist film noir "5 AGAINST THE HOUSE."

What is the object at the lower right in this movie still? At the left there are stacks of chips, in the center I guess slot machine coin rolls. What is at the lower right?

Essentially, four college age students�two Korean War veterans on the G.I. Bill and two roommates try to steal a million dollars from Harold's Club in Reno during a city-wide celebration.

Kerwin Mathews (white jacket) in "5 Against the House" (1955).

See above.
John Archer (dark suit) in "Affair in Reno" (1957).

"Gloria Hall, an irresponsible heiress, is in Reno for her second divorce, and falls for Tony Lamarr [Archer], a fortune-hunting gambler and casino owner. J. B. Del Monte,her father in New York City, sends his public-relations man, Bill Carter, to buy off the gambler if Carter is not successful in convincing Glaoria that Lamarr is interested only in her money. When Bill is attacked at the Reno airport, Del Monte arranges, sight-unseen, for a bodyguard to go to Reno to look after Carter...and his $100,000. The bodyguard turns out to be Nora Ballard [Singleton], an attractive girl and a Judo expert.," per IMDb.
Slot machines and sports book in "711 Ocean Drive" (1950), a crime-film noir where "A telephone repairman (Edmond O'Brien) in Los Angeles uses his knowledge of electronics to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the greedy technician takes over his business. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the top of the local crime syndicate, but then gangsters from a big East Coast mob show up wanting a piece of his action."

Frank Morgan (center; best known as playing the Wizard of Oz)) handling chips in "Lady Luck" (1946).  Also starred Robert Young and Barbara Hale (the secretary of TV's Perry Mason [Raymond Burr]).  I have some gambling lobby cards from this movie.

IMDb: "Mary now runs a bookstore in L.A. with her grandfather [Morgan], whose past gambling excesses have left her hating everything about the pastime. Unfortunately she falls for Larry, who makes his living in this very line of work. He vows to change but going to Las Vegas to get married may not be the best choice for them. Indeed, Mary's forefathers all had gambling in their blood and if she does ever get to try the tables anything could happen."

Unknown movie, to me.  The seller on eBay called the movie "Crooked Dice" and shows the two stars as  Bob Armstrong on the left, and Ray Thomson on the right, but I can't corroborate any of this.

Note the old-fashioned craps table.

Red Buttons (fingers spread and reaching out) and Richard Beymer (to right of Red, mouth open) playing craps aboard Allied naval ship waiting for the Normandy invasion to begin, in "The Longest Day" (1962).

"The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, the US, Britain, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day. The longest day." , per IMDb.

Adolphe Menjou (w/ black bow tie) at roulette table in "Lost: A Wife" (1925), a silent film directed by William C. de Mille.

George Sanders (left, white jacket) and Virginia Bruce (I think; lady sigtting at baccarat table) in "Action in Arabia" (1944).

"Michael Gordon [Geo. Sanders], a star reporter with a nose for trouble, is heading home after an assignment in Iraq. On a Damascus stopover he gives a tip for a story to a fellow American newsman who quickly ends up with a knife in his back in a local camel market. Everyone, including Matthew Reed of the American legation, seems to want Gordon to leave the country. However, he feels obliged to find his friend's murderer. Among the red herrings in the "World's Oldest City" are a card cheat and informer, a beautiful femme fatale, a mysterious hotel owner, a Frenchman with two aliases, and several sinister Arabs. In short order, Gordon foils a Nazi plot to unite the Arab tribes against the Allies designed to help the Germans seize the Suez Canal." per IMDb.

David Brian (center) in "Flamingo Road" (1949), also starring Joan Crawford and Zachary Scott.

Note the odd poker chip racks, one for each player -- spindles and holed chips (usally made of plastic).

"Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy (Crawford) finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple (Sydney Greenstreet). Lane becomes romantically involved with sheriff Fielding Carlisle (Scott), a weakling whose career is being driven by Titus. Seeing Lane as a liability to his own political ambitions, Titus mounts a campaign to get her driven out of town. She finds she can't get a job and even gets arrested on a trumped-up morals charge. Released from jail, Lane finds work as a "hostess" at Lutie-Mae's road house, where she meets Dan Reynolds (Brian), another member of the town's political machine. They marry and move to a home on Flamingo Road, the town's social pinnacle. Their marriage is soon marked by scandal when a drunken Carlisle visits Lane at home one evening and shoots himself. ," per IMDb

Henry Mollison, Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick, Tala Birell, and  Thurston Hall (left to right) in "The Lone Wolf Returns" (1935).

"Once a jewel thief always a jewel thief? Yes and no. Yes if you consider the fact that Michael Lanyard (Douglass) also known as the Lone Wolf once retired from the "trade" but relapses back into his old habits when he is tempted by the emerald pendant of beautiful socialite Marcia Stewart (Patrick). The trouble (?) is that he falls for the belle and he soon gets more interested in getting the girl than the jewels that adorn her. What he wants now is to return the pendant but a rival gang interfere and force him to take part in a big-time caper. Bad for them, Michael exposes them and hands them over to justice. Michael and Marcia will live happily ever after. Well, all things considered, once a thief...not always a thief!," per IMDb.


"A well-dressed man wakes up on a bench in New York's Central Park, with no idea of who he is, or how he got there. All he can find in his pockets are a train schedule, a couple of drug capsules, and a piece of paper with a phone number on it. On his right hand: a ring with a cracked stone; engraved on the inside of the band is the inscription, "From G.V." Armed with these meager clues, the man, adopting the name "Buddwing" (inspired by a passing Budweiser beer truck and a plane flying overhead), sets out to learn his true identity. Along the way, he encounters a variety of people, including three different women who each reminds him in some way of someone named "Grace." ," per IMDb.

George Segal (table, left) and Elliott Gould (table, ight) playing poker in "California Split" (1974).

"A down on his luck gambler links up with free spirit Elliot Gould at first to have some fun on, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his possessions and goes to Reno for the poker game of a lifetime. A film set mainly in casinos and races, as the two win and lose (but mainly win), get robbed, and get blind drunk.," per IMDb.






































Dennis Morgan (right) in unnamed movie.  I include the 8x10 still on this page because you see a poker chip carousel on the table.

Barton MacLane (on far right) in "Fighting the Racketeers" (1951 release).  Originally it was called "Big Town Czar" (1939).

Robert Wilcox and Helen Mack in "Gambling Ship" (1938).  (Helen Mack appeared in my favorite film of all time, the Cary Grant-Rosalind Russell screwball comedy, "His Girl Friday" (1940).   Mack played Mollie Malloy, the girlfriend of the condemned prisoner.)

Edward Abeles in unnamed movie, circa 1915.  Roulette table dspute.

Sidney Blackman  grabbing plaques at roulette table.  Unnamed movie.

Eddie Dowling (dealer) and Noah Beery (standing 2nd from right) in "Honeymoon Lane" (1931).  Looks like a faro game with case keeper, etc.


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