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

Joan Crawford as Vienna, the casino owner, in the Western, "Johnny Guitar"(1954).  She's at a chuck-a-luck table.  The man in the photo is possibly Sterling Hayden, who played Johnny Guitar. A must-see movie.  Mercedes McCambridge gives a bravura performance.  The rest of the cast does a swell job too.

Barbara Stanwyck (center, behind biggest pile of chips) and Joel McCrea (left of her) in "Gambling Lady" (1934).

"A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations?," per IMDb.
Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea in "Gambling Lady" (1934).

From the same scene as above!

Barbara Stanwyck  in "Gambling Lady" (1934).

Barbara Stanwyck, playing a compulsive gambler, is frantic here at roulette table in "The Lady Gambles" (1949).

The posters for this movie exclaimed: "What was a the truth about Joan Boothe?"; "Where have I failed you as a husband?"; "You're not even a woman anymore... Just another dame with the 'fever'!"; "I picked her up in an alley... With a pair of loaded dice in her hand!"

"When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David [Robert Preston] to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.," per IMDb.

Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Preston (standing center) in "The Lady Gambles" (1949), this time at faro!

The movie is described above.  Preston played the husband.
Barbara Stanwyck and Stephen McNally (standing) in "The Lady Gambles" (1949).

The movie is described above.
Barbara Stanwyck standing next to  Ray Milland (seated, center) in "California" (1947).  Note the faro layout and case keeper.

""Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire. ," per IMDb.

Susan Hayward smoking at poker game in "I Want To Live" (1958).  Based on the grim true story of Barbara Graham, executed at San Quentin gas chamber in 1953.  Hayward won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal.  Still is for sale, $15.00.

Rita Hayworth (left) with chips, from 8x10 still.  Publicity shot for "Gilda." Yes, it is from the movie "Gilda."  She is wearing the same dress and has the same chips as in my "Gilda" lobby card .

Marlene Dietrich with upright roulette wheel.  Publicity shot for "Destry Rides Again," "The Spoilers,"or "Rancho Notorious"?  The Marlene one for sale at $20.00.  (There is another still of Dietrich (definitely from "Rancho Notorious") much further down this page.)

Yvonne De Carlo, from 8x10 stills.  Left: publicity shots for unnamed movies.  Right: from "The San Francisco Story" (1952).  I own the one on the right (approx. 8x10 still), for sale, $13.00.

 Greta Garbo at gambling table (baccarat ?) in "Mata Hari" (1931).  Ramon Novarro is standing in the center.

Ona Munson:  Victor Mature and Ona Munson in wonderful scene of the main roulette pit (upper picture) in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1941), the great  Josef von Sternberg noir movie about degradation, revenge and addiction.  It also stars  Gene Tierney (in lower picture) 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.


Miriam Hopkins and Donald Meeks (bald fellow on the right) in "Port of Wickedness," a 1954 re-release of the "Barbary Coast" (1935), which also starred Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea and Brian Donlevy.  I show lobby cards from this movie at the top of this page and the bottom of this page

Ava Gardner:  Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas (l to r) 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.

Ida Lupino (very young here) and James Gleason (both in center) in "Yours For The Asking" (1936).

Maureen O'Hara and Macdonald Carey in "Comanche Territory" (1950).

Jane Wyman conferring with Fred MacMurray at the roulette table in "Bon Voyage" (1961).

Jane Caulfield and Wendell Corey mixing it up at the poker table in "Red Tomahawk" (1967).

Tuesday Weld and Eddie Firestone gambling in "Play It As It Lays" (1972).

Claire Trevor in a craps game in "Time Out For Romance" (1937).

Tallulah Bankhead at baccarat table in "The Cheat" (1931), a pre-code film about an aristocratic married woman who succumbs to a rich man to hide her losses at  baccarat and then her charity money in the stock market.  The caption to the still says, "I'll have to give you an I.O.U. until tomorrow night  ... .... ."

Marilyn Monroe:  Eli Wallach taking bets on Marilyn Monroe's ping pong game in "The Misfits" (1961).  (I'd like some confirmation about that scene.)  Wallach is grabbing cash, and Monroe has a ping pong paddle in her right hand.


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.

Piper Laurie (left), Tyrone Power and Julie Adams in "Mississippi Gambler" (1953).  The person who listed this on eBay said, "You are bidding on a 8x10 HIGH QUALITY COPY NEGATIVE FROM THE ORIGINAL STILL as shown - {it has been inverted for the auction }   - the negative is perfect - the light intensity may look brighter than the actual negative - i do not scan these i use a lightboard to take digital images. "

Susan Sarandon:  Michel Piccoli and Susan Sarandon at blackjack table in "Atlantic City" (1980).


Girls playing roulette.
The 'still' on the left:
"Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold" (1975) , starring Tamara Dobson.  Dobson, I am pretty sure, is the black actress, 3rd from the left, sitting at the end of the roulette table.  
The 'still' on the right:  "The Monte Carlo Story" (1957), starring Marlene Dietrich and Vittorio De Sica.  I don't recognize the actors in that still.

Angie Dickinson playing poker in "Rio Bravo" (1959).  Still for sale, $15.00.

Bette Midler playing blackjack in "Jinxed" (1982).  Ken Wahl dealing.
Lindsay Crouse (left) playing poker in "House of Games" (1987).
Tri Garr -- Jackie Gleason (left) and Teri Garr (right) in "The Sting II" (1983).

Julie Hagerty and Albert Brooks at roulette table in the dark, outrageous comedy "Lost In America"  (1985).  I  recommend renting it, if only for the mesmerizing, funny and sad, incredible  scenes early in the movie with Garry Marshall as the Desert Inn Casino Manager.  Still for sale, $20.00.

Wonderful Marie Windsor in "Hellfire" (1949).  For sale, $10.00 (torn and staple holes at corners).

Ann Sothern at roulette and crap tables in "Don't Gamble With Love" (1936).  See the lobby card just below.

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Ella Raines, and Jeff Corey (2nd r at table), in "Singing Guns" (1950).

"Rhiannon [Vaughn Monroe], an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the sheriff, and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment...," per IMDb.
Claire Trevor and Albert Dekker (on left) in "Woman of the Town" (eventual title) (1943).

"Bat Masterson's girl tries to get him to give up gunfighting and become a respectable journalist, but Bat has other problems - his rival is in town gunning for him.," per IMDb.

Marilyn Monroe, Macdonald Carey and Zachary Scott in "Let's Make It Legal" (1951).

"The divorce of Hugh (Carey) and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland (Scott) checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight...," per IMDb.
Greta Garbo (seated) in "Susan Lenox" (1931).

"Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit.," per IMDb.
Jan Sterling and Carleton Carpenter in "Sky Full of Moon" (1952).

"This was really a charming and sweet adventure about a naive cowboy (actor/songwriter Carleton Carpenter)that comes into Las Vegas for the rodeo and has a lucky streak gambling. He comes to attention of a girl Oscar-nominated Jan Sterling (The High and the Mighty) that has been around the block a couple of times and is convinced to participate in a slot machine rigging.," per IMDb user review.
Ruta Lee in "Gun Hawk" (1963).

"Gunslinger Rory Calhoun dispenses his own brand of justice in this action-packed Western adventure costarring Rod Cameron and Ruta Lee. It's been three years since gunfighter Blaine Madden (Calhoun) visited his hometown. So when he warns the Sully brothers to stop harassing the town drunk, they shoot the old man dead, not realizing he's Madden's father. Killing them both, Madden is badly wounded by the sheriff (Cameron) but escapes to an outlaw haven where the law fears to tread and prepares what may be his last stand. Written by Jo Heims (Play Misty for Me), The Gun Hawk was the final film directed by Edward Ludwig, whose nearly 50-year career spanned over 100 shorts, TV episodes and features, including the John Wayne hits The Fighting Seabees, Wake of the Red Witch and Big Jim McLain.," per IMDb.
Glynis Johns and Rossano Brazzi (wearing tie) in "Loser Takes All" (1957).

"Losers Take All is a comedy in which we follow "The Fingers," a fictional punk-pop band stumbling and staggering their way in the opposite direction of mainstream success, circa 1986. Fingers are faced with the unlikely opportunity of committing the ultimate indie rock sin: selling out. Do they stay true to their non-commercial DIY sound and ethos? Do they get in bed with corporate rock? Or do they simply keep getting wasted and implode into oblivion?" per IMDb.

Barbara Stanwyck in "The Great Man's Lady" (1942).

"When the statue of the founder of Hoyt City, Ethan Hoyt [Joel McCrae] is dedicated, the sensationalist reporters and a biographer head to the house of the one hundred year-old Hannah Sempler, where Ethan died, to know the relationship between them. Ms. Hannah sends them all out but the lady. Then she tells her life since she was a teenager and felt in love with the pioneer Ethan. In 1848, in Philadelphia, Ethan dreams on building Hoyt City, but he needs financiers and influential people to change the route of the railroad. Hannah decides to leave her upper-class father and marries with Ethan. Eight years later, she meets the gambler Steely Edwards [Brian Donlevy] and they become close friends. When Ethan discovers silver, Steely lends money to Hannah with the condition that she does not go to the mines with Ethan. Along the years, Ethan becomes rich and far from Hannah that he believes had died in a flood. Years later, they meet each other again in Hoyt City but their love is doomed since Ethan has raised a family of his own.," per IMDb.
Dolores del Rio in Madame Du Barry" (1934).

"King Louis XV (Reginald Owen) of France is dissatisfied with ruling and bored with everyone treating him with kid gloves when Richelieu (Osgood Perkins) sets him up with a common woman with no moral character, Madame DuBarry (Dolores del Rio). His is enthralled and the downfall of the French Aristocracy begins; his son's (the Dauphin, played by Maynard Holmes) marriage to Marie Antoinette (Anita Louise) is forthcoming. It's hard to decide who is lovelier, the racy Ms. del Rio or the outspoken Ms. Louise.," per Classic Film Guide.
Rosalind Russell (left) in "His Girl Friday" (1940) watching the other reporters playing poker.  Great movie, arguably my favorite.

"Walter Burns [Cary Grant], editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson [Russell], to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. The comedy snowballs as William's friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce's mother all get tied up in Walter's web," per IMDb
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.
Ray Milland and Barbara Stanwyck in "California" (1947).

""Wicked" Lily Bishop [Stanwyck] joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo [Milland], but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.," per IMDb.
Nina Foch in candid photo shows film's writer the roulette wheel --   "JOHNNY O'CLOCK" (1946).

Gloria Swanson in "Prodigal Daughters" (1923).

"Story of the Roaring Twenties, with two daughters of a wealthy businessman who discover the "jazz life" in Greenwich Village in New York City, and go to live there; one daughter marries a song writer who soon deserts her; the other gets involved with a pilot who works for her father, and also a professional gambler who cheats her out of a lot of money, and then offers to make one last wager, of everything she owes against her agreeing to marry him, and of course she loses!; but the speakeasy they are in is raided by Prohibition agents, and the pilot helps her escape, and she and her sister return home, sadder but wiser, and she intends to settle down with the pilot.," per eMoviepostr.
(foreground from left to right) JOHN LUND, ANGELA GREENE who is wearing a FUR COAT, and AL RHEIN at a ROULETTE TABLE."Affair in Reno" (1957).

"Gloria Hall, an irresponsible heiress, is in Reno for her second divorce, and falls for Tony Lamarr, 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.
Diana Barrymore in "Frontier Badman" (1943).

"A group of cowboys ending their cattle drive in Abilene find that cattle prices are being kept artificially low, driving down the price they'll get for their beef. They set out to change the situation.," per IMDb.
 FANNY FANNIE WARD in Poker Game Original 1916 Lost Silent movie, "A GUTTER MAGDALENE."
May Robson at craps table in "Grand Old Girl" (1935).

"Grand Old Girl, the 1935 John S. Robertson school teacher romantic melodrama (about a dedicated school teacher in a small town who tries to expose gambling, and she is fired, but fortunately, the President of the United States was once one of her pupils, and he helps her get her job back!) starring May Robson (well known character actress who had a starring role in this movie!), Mary Carlisle, Fred MacMurray (in his first credited role, and he is third billed!), Alan Hale Sr., Ward Bond, and Onest Conley," per eMovieposter.
Clara Bow resting on slot machine, unidentified movie from the 1930s.

"Clara Bow was an actress from the 1920s to the early 1930s. She was the most famous "flapper girl" of the mid to late 1920s (she became known as "The It Girl" after the character she played based on the popular novel by Elinor Glyn). She had a major role in Wings, and was Paramount's biggest star at that time. But she had a notorious private life and seemingly "settled down" when she married cowboy star Rex Bell in 1931 (she had two children and she retired from movies), but sadly in 1949 she went into a mental institution after a failed suicide attempt (she had had psychiatric issues for quite some time) and she was released but never returned to her family, and lived alone until her death in 1965. Some of her movie roles include: It, Wings, Dancing Mothers, Call Her Savage, Hula, Hoopla, as well as 50 more almost forgotten silents!," per eMovieposter.
Ann Sothern and Bruce  Cabot (standing behind her) uncovering gaffed roulette wheel in "Don't Gamble With Love" (1936). See the two lobby cards just above.

"Cabot is the honest owner of an illegal gambling house. He allows no crooked dice or fixed wheels. Even though he is a virtuous crook, his wife, Sothern, wants him out of the racket so their newborn child can grow up with dignity. Cabot sells the house, only to be swindled when he invests the cash in a supposedly legitimate venture.," per TV Guide.
Betty Grable in "The Dolly Sisters" (1945).

"In 1904, Uncle Latsie comes to New York from Hungary with two little nieces, who immediately take to cafe dancing. In 1912 they're still at it, but to pay Uncle's card debts they decide to go into vaudeville. Singer Harry Fox, whom they meet en route, schemes to get them an audition with the great Hammerstein; but their resulting success takes them far out of Harry's league. Lots of songs with a little story.," per IMDb.
Grace Bradley & Arline Judge gambling at roulette in "The McGuerins From Brooklyn" (1942).

Two cab drivers try to make a beat up cab into their ticket to success.

Jeanette Loff,  Robert Armstrong, and Carole Lombard (l to r) in "The Racketeer" (1929).

"Tough mobster Mahlon Keane (Armstrong) practically runs crime in New York City. He meets broke ex-society girl Rhoda Philbrooke (Lombard) at a society fundraiser and helps her cheat her way to some winnings in poker. Rhoda needs the money to help nurse broken alcoholic concert violinist Tony Vaughan back to health. In between his criminal dealings, Keane takes up Rhoda's cause and helps promote Vaughan's return to public performance. Rhoda agrees to marry Keane but still harbors unrequited love for Tony Vaughan. On the eve of her marriage, Vaughan confesses his love to Rhoda. Now how will she handle her mobster fianc�e?," per IMDb.
Frances Farmer (center) in "Toast of New York" (1937).

" The story starts just before the Civil War, showing Fisk [Edward Arnold], Boyd [Cary Grant], and Luke conning Southern townsfolk into buying bars of soap that, might, have a $10 gold piece inside. Found out, they're chased out of town and escape across the Mason-Dixon Line just as the war starts. Fisk hatches a plan for him and Boyd to return to the South and buy cotton then smuggle it to the North where Luke is to sell it to the Northern textile mills. By the end of the war they have made millions, only to find out that Luke had been re-investing their money into Confederate Bonds. This fact-based movie shows Jim Fisk as one of the greatest con-men and entrepreneur's in history. It concludes with his involvement in "Black Friday", the Financial Panic of 1869, with fellow financier Jay Gould (who's not represented in the movie) and their attempt to corner the U.S. gold market. There's a love triangle between Fisk, Boyd and Mansfield [Farmer], which is also based on historical accounts.," per IMDb.
Unidentified silent-era film.
Carole Lombard and John Loder from the film "The Racketeer".

Summary of plot, above.
Joanne Woodward (at poker table, center) in "A Big Hand For the Litle 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 (Henry Fonda) 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 (Woodward) 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.
Mae West with Paul Cavanagh (right) gambling at roulette in "Goin' to Town" (1935).

"Goin' to Town, the 1935 Alexander Hall romantic musical comedy ("She's found a new way of doin' 'em wrong!"; "Streamlined for Speed!"; "West goes modern in a big way as the cattle queen who tires of bad men and muscles into high society to pick herself a good one!"; a wacky story of a dance hall queen whose fiancee dies leaving her great wealth, and she tries to make herself into a "lady") starring Mae West, Paul 1Cavanagh, Ivan Lebedeff, Tito Coral, Fred Kohler, Monroe Owsley, Grant Withers, Marjorie Gateson, and Vladimar Bykoff (billed as "Wladimir Baikoff")," per eMovieposter.
Mae West from the film "I'm No Angel" (1933).

" The bold Tira (West) works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents. Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair. When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue.," per IMDb.
Barbara Streisand and Omar Sharif (2nd right) in "Funny Girl" (1968).

"The life of comedienne Fanny Brice (Streisand), 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 her first husband, Nick Arnstein (Sharif)," per IMDb.
Barbra Streisand and  John Richardson in "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (1970).  Note the plaques and coins.

"Daisy Gamble, an unusual woman who hears phones before they ring, and does wonders with her flowers, wants to quit smoking to please her fianc�, Warren. She goes to a doctor of hypnosis to do it. But once she's under, her doctor finds out that she can regress into past lives and different personalities, and he finds himself falling in love with one of them.," per IMDb.
Virginia Vale with Roger Pryor in "South of Panama" (1941).

"Jan Martin [Vale], sister of government chemist Paul Martin, realizes she is being followed by enemy agents after her brother. She ignores him at the Panama airport and embraces a stranger, Mile Lawrence [Pryor], instead. Enemy agents Lake and Wilton are convinced that Mike is her brother and attempt to trap the pair. They get away but Jan disappears. Disguised with a black wig and new makeup, Jan becomes Dolores and gets a job singing at a cafe. Spotting Jan without her disguise, Mike follows her down an alley where they are trapped by Raynor, another espionage agent. They get away and Jan also gets away from Mike. Later, both Mike and Jan are captured and the agents realize that Mike is not the brother they are after. Paul is also brought to the hideout, but Mike gets the drop on them.," per IMDb.
Anne Baxter with Jeff Chandler in "The Spoilers" (1955).

"During the 1898 gold rush in Nome,Alaska, many miners are faced with claim jumpers bent on stealing their legitimate gold claims.The new gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, assures the miners that judge Stillman is on his way to Nome to review all legal matters concerning the mines.However, the miners grow impatient and want to settle matters the old fashioned way:with a gun.Finally, a ship arrives bringing judge Stillman and his daughter to Nome. On the same boat,local mine owner,Roy Glennister,returns to Nome and is greeted by girlfriend Cherry Malotte who's the owner of the local saloon and gambling house.But Roy is full of gallantry toward fellow boat passenger, Helen Chester,which causes a jealousy scene between Roy and girlfriend Cherry.Following their lovers' quarrel Roy and Cherry discover that judge Stillman and his legal team are phony,the gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, is corrupt and that Roy and his mining partner, Dextry, are about to lose their mine to phony claimants.," per IMDb.



"In a Mexican border town Arthur befriends cantina girl Poll. She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped into thinking Poll is Rosa and marries her. When his vision is surgically restored, he leaves for Siam to find Rosa.," per IMDb.
Rita Hayworth in "Down to Earth" (1947).

"Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he incorporates her changes into the show. Unfortunately, her changes also produce a major flop.," per IMDb.

Clara Kimball Young in "Mother and Son" (1931).

"A woman loses all her money in the 1929 stock market crash, and in order to support her family, goes back to her previous occupation--owner of a gambling house--which her son is dead set against.," per IMDb.
Barbara Lawrence in "The Street With No Name" (1948).

"In Center City, a housewife is murdered in a night-club by a gang of thieves. When a security guard of a bank is killed by the same gun during a heist, the crime becomes a federal offense under FBI jurisdiction. When the prime suspect is released and executed in the same night, FBI Inspector George Briggs recruits the rookie agent Gene Cordell to follow the last paths of the victim undercover in the identity of George Manly. Gene meets the powerful gangster Alec Stiles in a gymnasium, and later he is invited to join his gang. Working with his also undercover liaison Cy Gordon, Gene finds evidences to incriminate Stiles. However, he discovers also that somebody from the precinct is feeding Stiles with classified information.," per IMDb.
Hilary Brooke in "Lucky Losers" (1950).

"Slip Mahoney and Sach are working as runners for a New York brokerage firm owned by David J. Thurston. His daughter,Carol Thurston, is romantically involved with Gabe Moreno, a crusading television producer. David Thurston is found dead and the coroner's ruling is suicide. Slip isn't buying that, snoops around Thurston's office, and discovers a matchbox and pair of dice carrying the insignia, "The High Hat Club." Slip engages a spiel artist,Wellington J. "Buffer" McGee, to teach him, Sach and their friends, Butch, Chuck , and Whitey how to beat all games of chance. Slip, posing as "Slippery" Mahoney, and Sach as Sacramento Sach obtain jobs at the dice table of "The High Hat Club,", operated by Bruce McDermott and "Countess" Margo, and they bring in their friends to operate the card tables. Moreno, aided by information supplied by Mahoney, launches a campaign against McDermott, and has City Councilman John Martin aid him in his fight. Slip discovers a canceled check for $120,000, signed by Thurston, in McDermott's desk. A young millionaire, Andrew Stone, III, is killed in a brawl with McDermott, but the latter is exonerated after making a mysterious call to to a higher-up in the racket. Slip and the Boys, with the aid of assistant District Attorney Tom Whitney, discover the higher-up is......... ?????.," per IMDb.
Veda Ann Borg in "Mississippi Rhythm" (1949).
"What a phenomenon the late Governor Jimmie Davis was. Film was just a small part of his long and successful career. After his somewhat- fictionalized film autobiography "Louisiana" was a hit for Monogram in 1947, the studio created this vehicle for him two years later. After a slow start on a riverboat (reminding me of the studio-bound Riverboat in the Universal serial Mystery of the Riverboat), the film kicks into gear when Davis goes to Montana (!!!) and sets out to take on a crooked town boss and land developer. Except for the musical sequences, of which there are a few including a full show featuring blackface minstrel routines (now you can actually see Lee Lasses White, better known as a western sidekick, doing his minstrel routine, described in Nick Tosches' book about Emmett Miller), the plot could be taken from any Johnny Mack Brown or Whip Wilson monogram western of the time, except that there isn't as much fistfighting and shootouts as you'd see in a western. Davis has an appealing laid-back yet authoritative style, but musical westerns (and this is a western, even if it has a Mississippi River "feel" to it) were on the way out in 1949, and Davis had a political career and business pursuits back home, so this was his last starring role (he appeared in Monogram's SQUARE DANCE KATY the next year, which starred Vera Vague, but the film was not a vehicle for him as this one is). It's an interesting curio and a real slice of Americana in that Davis is surely one 20th Century America's most colorful and interesting characters with a life story much too long and complicated to recite here. Governor Davis lived to be 101 (!!!) and dusting off this film would be a nice way to remember him (although I'd imagine today's networks would have to trim the minstrel show routines before airing).. as well as listening to his late 20s/early 30s double-entendre bluesy- country recordings issued on two Bear Family LPs in the 1980s.," per IMDb.
Rhonda Fleming and Burt Lancaster (black hat) in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" (1957).

"After the long career of lawman that made him a legend, Wyatt Earp (Lancaster) deciedes to quit and join his brothers in Tombstone, Arizona. There he would see them in feud with Clantons, local clan of thugs and cattle thieves. When the showdown becomes inevitable, the help will come from Doc Holliday (Kirk Douglas), terminally-ill gambler who happens to be another Wild West legend.," per IMDb.
Lana Turner with Clark Gable in "Honky Tonk" (1941).

""Candy" Johnson [Gable], a great crook of the Wild West, decides to find a town where he could become a big boss. To achieve this, he will need to conceal his true identity and not only pretend to be an honest man, but lead the struggle against the corrupt sheriff. No one in town realizes that the anti-corruption hero is just a greater crook himself. And there is only one person who is stronger than Johnson - a girl [Turner] he is in love with.," per IMDb.
Sofia Loren adorns roulette table in "Firepower" (1979).

"A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.," per IMDb.
Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien (standing) at poker table in "Torrid Zone" (1940).  Note the wood chip carousel.

"Banana Company executive Steve Case [O'Brien] on a Caribean plantation group tries to convince his former co-worker Nick Butler [James Cagney] to take over the plantation No 7. But he is on his way to Chicago, to take over a job as a manager for another company himself. He has also troubles with US night-club singer Lee Donley [Sheridan], whom he wants aboard a ship back to the US, and rebel Rosario. He is able to get Nick to the plantation, but is he able to keep him there or will he leave it in a few days with Gloria, the wife of the former exectutive of No 7, Mr. Anderson ?," per IMDb
Isabelle Adjani in "The Driver" (1978).

"In Los Angeles, a mysterious driver (Ryan O'Neal) is a sad man of few words that drives getaway car in robberies. One day, he participates of a heist of a casino and a player (Isabelle Adjani) is the main witness. However, she tells to the detective (Bruce Dern) in charge of the investigation that the suspect is not the driver of the getaway car. The detective becomes obsessed to arrest the driver and he seeks out a gang that has robbed a supermarket and promises to "forgive" their heist if they help him to arrest the driver in a bank robbery. But the player helps the driver to exchange the dirty money.," per IMDb.
PARLEY BAER, DEBRA PAGET, KEVIN McCARTHY, unknown and DALE ROBERTSON. in "The Gambler From Natchez" (1954).

"Returning to New Orleans, following four years of army service in Texas in the 1840s, Captain Vance Colby [Robertson] finds his father, a professional gambler, has been killed. The police tell him his father was killed while caught cheating in a card game by Andre Rivage [McCarthy], an arrogant young dilettante. Vance protests that his father was an honest gambler and never used marked cards, but the police inspector tells him there were witnesses. Aided by a riverboat owner, Captain Barbee, and his daughter, Melanie, Vance sets out to clear his father's name and avenge his death.," per IMDb.
Anita Ekberg from the film "Back from Eternity" (1956).

"A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals and must escape before they are found.," per IMDb.
1917 Promotional Photograph from the movie "A Woman's Awakening."  The two people without mustaches are women dressed as men.
Greer Garson playing baccarat in "Law and the Lady" (1951).

"Greer Garson is the lady in question in "The Law and the Lady," a 1951 film also starring Michael Wilding, Marjorie Main and Fernando Lamas. It's a loose remake of "The Last of Mrs. Cheyney." Here, Garson plays a former British household maid at the end of the 19th Century who hooks up with the brother of her ex-employer. They sort of fall into a con game and decide to keep going with it. After being asked to leave several countries when they're discovered cheating at gambling, they travel to America and San Francisco high society. They set their sights on a wealthy woman (Main) and her necklace. Complications arise.," per IMDb
"TAKING OFF:"  8x10 still '71 Milos Forman's first American movie, great poker scene!

"Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.," per IMDb.
BELLA DARVI (toward the right) seated at a GAMBLING TABLE in a CASINO in "The Racers" (1955).

"This film is much better than the soapy, more recent "Grand Prix," though without the high production values of that film. The off-track drama is kept to a minimum, with Kirk Douglas playing an Italian race driver (without an accompanying accent), with co-racers Gilbert Roland (the devil-may-carefree driver and the retiring Cesar Romero) acquitting their roles in fine shape. The racing, both during real races and simulated, is quite well done. The Grand Prix cars of the late '50s are shown in their glory, with races at Monaco, Monza, Nurburgring and sports cars running the thousand-mile Mille Miglia. Certainly worth your time to watch--it comes up on TCM on occasion, or is available on Netflix," per IMDb
Ira von F�rstenberg in "Hello-Goodbye" (1970).

French window lobby card.
"Harry England (Michael Crawford) is a "Pan-European" car wheeler and dealer. On a trip through France he gives a lift to a French girl, Dany (Genevieve Gilles) and begins an affair with her. It turns out that she is the wife of a French Aristo (Curt Jurgens). He, in the full knowledge of Harry England's affair with his wife, draws him in to his family circle and befriends him. Harry is simultaneously guiltily confused and yet excited by this immersion in the jet set life. Ultimately he is discarded and then discovers that Dany has left her husband and may - finally - be available.... ," per IMDb.
Dorothy Malone (in red) and Burgess Meredith (next to her) in "Golden Rendezvous" (1977).

"Aboard the cargo vessel converted into a luxury cruise ship SS Campari somewhere in the Caribbean is lying in port due to a succession of delays. Chief Officer Johnny Carter, who has to put up a moody captain and the unwanted charms of the beautiful young Susan Beresford, realizes these delays are due to sabotage and that there is something seriously wrong. When the Campari finally sails, a member of the crew is suddenly missing. An unsuccessful stem to stem search for the crew member, with violence suddenly erupting endangers the whole ship. The ship is then controlled by a master criminal whose intention is not a simple hijacking and ransoming of the wealthy hostages on board, so what exactly does he have in mind? ," per IMDb.
Ann Margaret in "Lookin 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.
Ann Sheridan and Barton MacLane at roulette table in "Wine, Women and Horses" (1937).

"Gamblers Jim Turner and Valarie part company in Chicago and agree to meet at Saratoga with Jim stopping off at Barrowville en route. There, Jim meets George Mayhew and Eight Ball, a barbershop bootblack, and replenishes his bankroll gambling on pitching horseshoes. George's mother and his sister Marjorie run a boarding house and Jim goes there to live. George and Jim go to Bellport Park and meet "Broadway", owner of "Lady Luck", a thoroughbred race horse. Jim bets on the horse and wins heavily. He falls in love with Marjorie and wins her away from Preston Barrow when he forswears gambling and promises to get a $20-per-week job which represents Peggy's idea of respectability...." per IMDb
Rosalind Russell (3rd left) and Robert Montgomery (2nd left) at roulette table in unknown (to me) movie.  They made five movies together, and I don't know which one this is.  I had narrowed it down to these 3 movies: Live, Love and Learn (1937), don't think so; Trouble for Two (1936), my best guess; and  Forsaking All Others (1934), possible.

But I now think it is from the Fast and Loose (1939) movie.  I have seen another still from that movie where Russell is in the same dress and with the same hair style.  That movie involves gambling debts, and Russell and Montgomery visit an illegal gambling club in the movie.
Joan Bennett and Joseph Schildkraut in "Mississippi Gambler" (1929).

N.Y. Times review: "This film is really an echo of its more illustrious predecessor. The plot, that of a river gambler who fleeces the father of the girl he loves and regrets it, is so frayed a garment that figurative elbows protrude from its sleeves. ...  The story is of the professional card shark who takes the parish funds from Colonel Blackburn.  Miss Lucy [Bennett], Blackburn's daughter, has fallen in love with Morgan and it is with dismay and a dash of smelling salts that she learns of his betrayal of her father. She begs the gambler to return the money. Of course Morgan can hardly be a photoplay hero and a cheat at the same time, so he arranges the cards for the brave little woman to win the stakes."
Helen Mack:  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.)


Helen Mack in "Gambling Ship" (1938).

See row above.
 JULIE HARRIS, RON RANDELL and LAURENCE HARVEY (l to r) at a GAMBLING TABLE in "I Am a Camera" (1955).

"In the early thirties, aspiring writer Christopher Isherwood, living in Berlin, meets the vivacious, penniless singer Sally Bowles. They develop a platonic relationship while Sally has a wild time spending other peoples money.," per IMDb.
Jane Greer and Robert Mitchem in "Out of the Past"(1947) at roulette table. Wow, beautiful girl, beautiful movie, beautiful still! Perhaps the first film noir film ever made. eBay seller walterfilmusa says, " Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas; dir: Jacques Tourneur; RKO. One of the top notch and most collectible noir titles ever. Plenty of chemistry is exhibited in this scene at the gambling tables between femme fatale Jane Greer and tough guy Robert Mitchum."
Ingrid Bergman (center) and Charles Boyer (upper left) in "Arch of Triumph" (1948).

" In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.," per IMDb.
Shelley Winters and Paul Kelly in "Frenchie" (1950).

"Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.," per IMDb.

Marlene Dietrich in "Destry Rides Again" (1939).

"Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers. The mayor, who is in cahoots with Kent appoints the town drunk, Washington Dimsdale, as the new sheriff assuming that he'll be easy to control. But what the mayor doesn't know is that Dimsdale was a deputy under famous lawman, Tom Destry, and is able to call upon the equally formidable Tom Destry Jr (James Stewart) to be his deputy. Featuring a career reviving performance from Marlene Dietrich as bar singer Frenchie, which could well have been the inspiration for Madeline Kahn's "Blazing Saddles" character, Lili Von Schtupp.," per IMDb
Marlene Dietrich, and (from left to rt) Stuart Randall, Arthur Kennedy (standing), Francis McDonald and Jack Elam (reaching for pot). in"Rancho Notorious"(1952).

"A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks out to avenge his fianc�'s death when she is killed during a robbery. His revenge leads him to Chuck-a-luck, Altar Keane's (Dietrich) ranch set up to hide criminals, and he finds more than he bargains for.," per IMDb.
Marlene Dietrich playing chuck-a-luck, also the name of her ranch-casino-hideout, in "Rancho Notorious" (1952).  See the row above.
Marlene Dietrich playing chuck-a-luck, also the name of her ranch-casino-hideout, in "Rancho Notorious" (1952).  See the rows above.
Marlene Dietrich playing craps in "Rancho Notorious" (1952).  See the rows above. movMarlene071516.jpg
Marlene Dietrich watching Victor McLaglen (in WW I military uniform) gambling at roulette in Josef von Sternberg's "Dishonored" (1931).   Dietrich plays a  Viennese prostitute, working as a spy by seducing enemy officers, but when she falls in love with a Russian spy, she lets him go, and is sentenced to be shot by a firing squad.

MARLENE DIETRICH, PLAYING DICE AT THE BAR, "SEVEN SINNERS",  is a 1940 American adventure film starring Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in the first of three films they made together. The film spotlights the controversial life of torch singer Bijou Blanche (Dietrich), who has been kicked off one South Seas island after another. She is accompanied by naval deserter Edward Patrick 'Little Ned' Finnegan (Broderick Crawford) and magician/pickpocket Sasha Mencken (Mischa Auer). Eventually, she meets a handsome, young naval officer, Lt. Dan Brent (Wayne), and the two fall in love. When Brent vows to marry Bijou, his commander and others plead with him to leave her,
per eBay seller.
Ginny Simms and Charles Coburn in "Shady Lady" (1945).

"Coburn plays a card shark, recently released from jail, with a devoted niece in nightclub singer Simms. The two move to Chicago to have a clean go of it. Simms gets a job at a club run by mobster Curtis, while Coburn decides to go behind his niece's back and make a killing at the tables. Investigating attorney Paige is soon involved in a romance with Simms, though his main job is to put her boss behind bars because of illegal gambling activities," per TV Guide.
Pearl Bailey in " All The Fine Young Cannibals" (1960).

"The minister of the town has died and his son Chad has no tears for him. Sarah, who now calls herself Salome, is pregnant with Chad's baby, but Chad has no future, no job and no money. Therefore, she leaves town on the train heading East. On the train she meets Tony who is heading back to Yale. Tony and his sister Catherine have one thing in common; they are both young, rich and bored with their lives. Salome goes to Yale with Tony and they are soon married, but she does not tell him about Chad or the pregnancy. Ruby takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet and makes a name for himself. Catherine leaves school and moves in with Tony and Salome, creating tension between the young couple., per IMDb.
Shirley Temple and Adolphe Menjou (right) in "Little Miss Marker" (1934).

"Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies take to her, reluctantly at first, but their cynical ways start to rub off on her. Will a party set at Camelot bring back her faith in humanity? ," per IMDb.
Virginia Owen in "Thunder Mountain" (1947).

" "Thunder Mountain" is the first of Tim Holt's 29 postwar westerns spread over the five year period from June, 1947 to June, 1952. ... Marvin Hayden [Holt] returns to find his ranch is about to be sold at auction and the Hayden Jorth feud still going strong. Carson wants the Hayden ranch and tries to kill Hayden. When he fails he kills Chick Jorth with a rock. As Hayden does not carry a gun and the two had argued earlier, Hayden is arrested for the murder. With Hayden in jail, his friends Chito, Ginger [Owen], and his Lawyer Gardner now go to work to find the murderer," per IMDb.
Bibi Andersson gambling in "Quintet" (1979).

"In the distant future the world is in the grip of another ice age. A city originally built to house five million people is now in its death throes as the relentlessly advancing glacier is slowly crushing the metropolis's steel infrastructure. The relatively few survivors �.. drift aimlessly in their grim, drab world, awaiting their inevitable fate as they try to survive from day to day with scavenged firewood and a minimal diet. Their only solaces are booza, an alcoholic drink distilled from moss, and Quintet, a seemingly innocuous board game for six players�.Newly arrived from the south is Essex with his pregnant wife Vivia, �. seek shelter in the apartment of Essex's brother, a renowned Quintet player. The new arrivals quickly learn that the game has a more sinister side." per IMDb.
Marg Helgenberger and   Bruce Weitz in "The Gambler," a 1987 episode of the TV series "Matlock."

Weitz plays an Atlanta cop who is shocked to find out that his girlfriend (Helgenberger) is leading a double life in Las Vegas.
"Female Animal" (1970) roulete scene.

"A sultry Latin peasant woman, who has overstayed her welcome in her relatives' home, is run off the road while bicycling by a wealthy aristocrat. Immediately attracted to her, he hires her as his "maid", and introduces her to the good life. She soon finds herself in a bitter power struggle between the man and his spoiled playboy son. After being subjected to an LSD cocktail and a shipboard orgy, and having slept with the man's son, mistress and the stable boy, she grows disgusted with upper class decadence and descends into prostitution, her cat being her only solace. ," per IMDb.
Helen Gilbert and Nat Pendleton (center) at low roulette table in "Death Valley" (1946).

"A dance hall girl is murdered and her body robbed of a quantity of gold obtained illegally. The killer flees into Death Valley and encounters the rightful owner of the gold and her sweetheart.," per IMDb.
Irene Hervey, Minor Watson (left), and  Milburn Stone (better know for playing Doc Adams in TVs classic Gunsmoke) with chuck-a-luck cage in "Frisco Lil" (1942).

"Lil [Hervey] becomes a dealer in a gambling casino in order to get the information she needs to clear her father of a murder charge. She also falls in love with lawyer Brewster," per IMDb.
Dorothy Dalton at roulette table in silent movie "The Flame of the Yukon" (1917).

Irene Rich and Charles Bickford in "Queen of the Yukon" (1940).

"Sadie [Rich] owns a riverboat that gold-miners are using to travel to their claims, while gambling and drinking on the way. The Yukon Mining Company sends Thorne to take over Sadie's boat and then cheat the miners out of their claims. Meanwhile, Sadie has kept her life a secret from her daughter Helen, whom she has sent away to school to live a more refined life, but one day Helen arrives unexpectedly. Her naive boyfriend Bob goes to work for the dishonest Thorne, while Helen enjoys the wild Yukon more than her mother wants her to. Sadie turns to her trusted friend Ace [Bickord] to sort out all the complications.," per IMDb.
Greer Garson in "Julia Misbehaves" (1948).

"English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia never divorced.) When she gets an invitation to her daughter's wedding, she "borrows" some money from a male friend and heads off to the south of France for the nuptuals. While there she manages to establish a mother-daughter relationship, get another man to provide her with a lot of money, provoke her mother-in-law's ire, string along a potential husband and his mother, and rekindle the spark in William, all within a day or two. ," per IMDb.
Elke Sommer and Robert Stack in "The Corrupt Ones' (1967).

"Here's a fun obscurity, a foreign intrigue thriller with great Hong Kong locations, featuring Robert Stack as a poor man's James Bond, in an affable and thrilling adventure set amidst spies, double and triple crosses and crime gangs. Both Nancy Kwan and Elke Sommer are lovely in near-nude scenes. The climax features an attack by the Red Chinese! There's also the great theme song by Dusty Springfield (also a hit single for Dusty!), and some squirmy torture scenes, including "death by acid". Fun.," per IMDb.
Lindsay Crouse and Ricky Jay in "House of Games" (1987).

All about gambling and con racket. "A famous psychologist, Margaret Ford [Crouse], 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," per IMDb.
Janet Gaynor (center) in "The Young at Heart" (1938).

"The Young In Heart, the 1938 Richard Wallace romantic gambling family-of-con-men comedy ("Meet this fascinating family charming to meet - but expensive to know!"; produced by David O. Selznick; about a family of con men and con women who cheat at cards and other gambling games, and they are thrown out of Monte Carlo, and accidentally save the life of a rich old lady, and she has them live with her, and they hope to inherit her money) starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paulette Goddard, Roland Young, Billie Burke, and Richard Carlson (in his film debut!)," per
Gail Davis (of "Annie Oakley" TV fame) with  Russell Hayden (left) and Harry Lauter (right most) in "Valley of Fire" (1951), a Gene Autry oater.

"Mayor Autrey sends for a wagon train of women to settle in his town, but baddies Guilford and Rawlings plot to hijack the train and sell the ladies to love-hungry miners instead. ," per IMDb.
Gladys Valerie, Clay Clement and Barbara Castleton (l to r) in "The Heart of a Girl" (1918).  The story has to do with a congressman's political opponents spreading the (false) "news" that the youthful congressman was caught in a raid at a gambling house.

Margaret Lockwood
in "Hungry Hill" (1947) at roulette table.

Cyd Charisse hugged by Dan Dailey at roulette table in the musical film "Meet Me In Las Vegas" (1956).  Co-star Paul Henreid has red hanky in his jacket pocket. (Note: there is a still of Dailey alone, from the same movie, in the "Other Males Actors" still page.)

 Rancher Chuck Redwell is a gambling cowboy who discovers that he's lucky at the roulette wheel if he holds hands with dancer Marie.  Every time he holds her hand the numbers come up for Chuck--not only at the casino but on his ranch, where the chickens lay a record-breaking number of eggs and an oil well gushes.

Cyd Charisse and Dan Dailey again, here at the blackjack table.  See entry above.

The center of activity is the Sands casino, but they saunter through many other glamorous spots in America's foremost gaming gulch. Between spins of the wheel, lots of great tunes and dance numbers are presented. Among the guest stars who pop up in clever scenes are Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, and Pier Angeli, and the film also offers a wonderful 10-second shot of Peter Lorre sitting at a blackjack table and snapping to dealer Oscar Karlweis, "Hit me, you creep."

Bunny Yeager shooting dice in the movie "Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas" (1964).  Plot: A magazine hires photographer Bunny Yeager to do a pictorial on the showgirls of Las Vegas.

Yvonne DeCarlo in the 1952 Universal movie, probably "Scarlet Angel."

"In 1865 New Orleans, sea captain Truscott goes to the notorious Scarlet Angel saloon, where he meets rapacious Roxy McClanahan [DeCarlo], as rough and tough as he is. Despite his best efforts, Roxy manages to make off with Truscott's bankroll, and flees with war widow Linda Caldwell. Luck favors Roxy with a chance to slip into Linda's identity, and luckier still, Linda proves to have had wealthy in-laws in San Francisco, who are happy to give their new relation a chance to become a "lady." But inevitably, Truscott re-appears...," per IMDb.
Jacqueline Bisset at craps table in "The Grasshopper" (1970).

" Christine Adams [Bisset], at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L.A. There tragedy strikes, and there's no place left for her but Vegas and prostitution. Are redemption and fulfillment possible on the Strip?," per IMDb.
Marie Windsor interrupts a poker game in "Belle Starr" (1954).

Jean Arthur interrupts a poker game in "Arizona" (1940).

Dorothy Dalton and Conrad Nage in Cecil  B. DeMille's "Fool's Paradise" (1921) beside poker slot machine. IMDb summary: "In a Mexican border town Athur (Nagel) befriends cantina girl Poll (Dalton). She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa (Mildred Harris). When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped into thinking Poll is Rosa and marries her. When his vision is surgically restored, he leaves for Siam to find Rosa." Wow, they don't make them like that anymore!

This is an original 1927 print of a scene from Erich von Stroheim's "Foolish Wives" (1922) with Rudolph Christians as Andrew J. Hughes, Miss DuPont as Helen Hughes, his wife, Maude George as Her Highness Olga Petchnikoff, Mae Busch as Princess Vera Petchnikoff, and Erich von Stroheim as their cousin, Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin.  Hard to see, but chips and other monies (plaques, cash) are on the table.

More on the above lobby card.
"A Russian emigre leases a villa near Monte Carlo after WWI, and poses as a count in order to take advantage of women, with the aid of two of his mistresses pretending to be his cousins, attempts to swindle unsuspecting women and citizens in Monte Carlo. They hatch a scheme to ingratiate themselves with the American ambassador and his gullible wife. Mrs. Hughes wants some excitement, and he seduces her. While the Count relates his sob story about needing 90,000 francs to Mrs. Hughes, the maid in jealousy sets the house on fire. Both escape the flames, but the Count does not escape his just desserts" -- per IMDb.
Initially budgeted at $250,000, the film's production soared above $1 million, thanks to Stroheim's [the director's] excesses. [It was advertised as the first million dollar movie.]  ... ... When asked by a studio executive why he couldn't substitute ginger ale and blackberry jam as props for the champagne and caviar, Stroheim replied, "Because my actors will know the difference, I will know the difference, and the camera will know the difference." .. .. ..  After six months in the editing room, Stroheim turned over his cut of the film to Universal Pictures in December, 1921. The film was 32 reels and 8 hours long, but Stroheim insisted it was now "a perfect story." When asked how it would be possible to present thirty-two reels for an evening's entertainment, Stroheim replied, "That's a detail I hadn't time to bother about." (The magazine, "Photoplay," suggested that the movie should be re-titled, "Foolish Directors," and released as a serial.) Universal took over the movie, and edited it down to 14 reels, with a 3 1/2 hour running time. Stroheim hated the shorter version, complaining that all that was left of his masterpiece was "the bones." -- per IMDb.
Merle Oberon (supposedly) in "Over the Moon" (1939).  Neither looks like Oberon to me.  Maybe the woman in the background, though it is pretty odd to make a still with the star of the movie in such an inconsequential place.

Mary Astor and Wendell Corey at slot machines in "Any Number Can Play" (1949).  Note, they signed this still.

Gambling-house owner (Clark Gable) finds himself estranged from his wife and son.  Must-see movie for gambling content, including much gambling paraphernalia.  More than almost any other movie, this one concentrates on gambling philosophy and culture.

"This postwar movie was one of Clark Gable's last for the studio that made him a star--MGM. Gable is older, perhaps wiser, but here fully capable of playing this role with all of the insight into life that his 49 years have earned him. ... Gable was perfect for the world-weary professional gambler that he plays here--the part fits him like a glove. And he's surrounded by great character actors such as Frank Morgan, Lewis Stone, and Mary Astor, to name a few." per IMDb

Lizabeth Scott,  John Hodiak, Mary Astor  and Wendell Corey (left to right beginning with Scott in center) at craps table in "Desert Fury" (1947).

"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.
Lizabeth Scott ready to roll the dice.  See above, "Desert Fury" (1947).
Raquel Welch shooting dice in "Lady In Cement" (1968), a Frank Sinatra detective movie.

"Having come across a blonde with her feet encased in cement while on a diving trip, Miami Private Eye Tony Rome (Sinatra) is helping out his police buddy on the case when he is hired by a very large guy to find a girl who just might be the same one. Rome is soon wanted by both hoods and cops, but help may (or may not) be at hand from the striking Kit (Welch).", per IMDb.

Raquel Welch in "The Lady in Cement" (1968).

"Having come across a blonde with her feet encased in cement while on a diving trip, Miami Private Eye Tony Rome is helping out his police buddy on the case when he is hired by a very large guy to find a girl who just might be the same one. Rome is soon wanted by both hoods and cops, but help may (or may not) be at hand from the striking Kit.," per IMDb.
Bernadene Hayes and Kane Richmond playing poker in "Don't Gamble With Strangers" (1946).

"Two card sharks, pretending to be brother and sister, clean out a small-town banker, then take over a crooked gambling joint," per IMDb.

Bernadene Hayes (5th fr left) and Kane Richmond (4th fr left) playing craps in "Don't Gamble With Strangers" (1946).

See above.

Unknown movie, about 1920's, showing masked girl, dressed as a boy, gambling with a bunch of boys.  From an 8 x 10 still.

Dyan Canon (center) and Janice Rule (w/ cigarette) in "Doctors' Wives" (1971), playing poker.

"The wives of several high-powered doctors feel neglected due to their husbands' focus on their careers, so they embark on a regimen of sex, drugs and booze," per IMDb.

Julie Christie at baccarat table in "Darling" (1965).

Carole Lombard (left) playing cards in "No More Orchids" (1932).

"At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony. ," per IMDb.

Peggie Castle and Randolph Scott (2nd right) in "Tall Man Riding" (1955).

"Still seeking revenge against ranch owner Tuck Ordway for publicly whipping him years earlier and breaking up his relationship with Ordway's daughter, cowboy Larry Madden plans to oust Ordway from his ranch by having his claim to the land declared invalid. Ordway's daughter Corinna [Dorothy Malone], believing Madden to be the cause of the family's recent misfortunes, is unaware that the local saloon owner also has designs upon the Ordway holdings. ," per IMDb.

This is an 8 x 10 still for the low-budget exploitation movie about world-wide prostitution, "Women of Pleasure" (1954).  Casino scene here.

Paulette Goddard and Stanley Clements (sitting next to her) at roulette table in "Hazard" (1948).

"As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. Before he can "collect," she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to track her down so he can collect his "winnings." ," per IMDb.














Lizabeth Scott in "Desert Fury" (1947).

"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.


Glenda Farrell (left) in "Dark Hazard" (1934).  ("In most movies, she only had supporting roles, but she's best remembered as a hard-boiled, fast-talking --she was able to speak 390 words in a minute-- reporter Torchy Blaine in the film series of the same name.")  Her co-star in many of the "Torchy Blaine" movies was Barton MacLane  as Lt. Steve McBride.  
Elizabeth Taylor as "Poker Alice" (made for TV movie, 1987)

Jodie Foster as Mrs. Annabelle Bransford, Mel Gibson as Bret Maverick, Jr., and James Garner as Marshal Zane Cooper in "Maverick" (1994).
Jayne Mansfield in unnamed movie.

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Joan Crawford looking like a million as she gambles in this movie scene from "THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS" (1952).

"A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to have a change of heart. ," per IMDb.
DANIELLE DARRIEUX at roulette table in "The Earrings of Madame de... " (one of the many titles for this movie) (1953).

"In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys the earrings again and gives them to his mistress, Lola, leaving to go to Constantinople. Where an Italian diplomat, Baron Donati, buys them. Back to Paris, Donati meets Louise... So now Louise discovers love and becomes much less frivolous.," per IMDb.
Glenda Farrell (blonde) & Mary Brian gambling at craps table in "Girl Missing" (1933)!

"Golddiggers Kay and June are left stranded in Palm Beach after their latest catch skips without paying the girls' hotel bill. They're also steamed because their rival Daisy has just nailed a handsome heir to a fortune. When Daisy vanishes on her wedding night her husband offers a $25,000 reward. Anxious to land that bankroll, Kay and June turn detective to find Daisy and also to solve a murder that happened at the scene of her disappearance.," per IMDb.
Anne Baxter at chuck-a-luck wheel in "One Desire" (1955).

"The tale of a professional gambler and a bar woman in turn of the century Colorado. Tacey Cromwell (Anne Baxter) and Clint Saunders (Rock Hudson) move to Randsburg for a better life, taking in Clint's little brother and the daughter of a man who was killed in a mine accident. Enter a senator's daughter (Julie Adams) who schemes to win Clint's love and take the two children away from Tacey, going to great lengths to get what she wants...even if it is from beyond the grave!," per IMDb.


Marilyn Monroe in publicity studio photo.
Valerie Bertinelli in "The Seduction of Gina" (1986), a "The CBS Wednesday Night Movies" production.

"Gina is young, recently married and bored. On a trip to Lake Tahoe she discovers the game of blackjack. Increasingly obsessed with gambling, she keeps hoping her lucky streak will last...," per IMDb.
Zsa Zsa Gabor  in publicity shot, holding plaques, for "Arrivederci, Baby!" (1966).

"Nick [Tony Curtis] has married several times, but all his rich wives were "accidently" killed after some time. Now he's married a young Italian widow, but it is not so easy to get rid of her, especially when she learns of his plans and tries to turn the tables.," per IMDb.
Tuesday Weld and Fabian in "Run Till It's Dark" (1962) an entry in "The Dick Powell Theatre" series.
Kay Francis (center) at baccarat table in an illegal gambling den "The House on 56th Street" (1933).

By coincidence I just recorded this movie on my DVR (from Turner Classic Movies channel).  I have not seen it yet.

"Film Description: The House on 56th Street, the 1933 Robert Florey gambling addiction family relationship melodrama (a wacky story of a woman whose life is ruined by her love of gambling, and years later, she sacrifices her life so that her daughter's life won't be ruined in the same way) starring Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Gene Raymond, John Halliday, Hardie Albright, and Margaret Lindsay."
Margaret Lindsay, Phillip Reed, Ricardo Cortez and Kay Francis (left to right) at blackjack table in an illegal gambling den "The House on 56th Street" (1933).

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Margaret Lindsay and Phillip Reed in "The House on 56th Street" (1933).

Movie description is in second row above.
Unknown actors (to me anyway) in "The Savage," 1917 silent movie.  Poker chips and playing cards are on the table, and the Indian woman must have "taken them," what with the smile on her face and the frowns on the men.

"Marie Louise returns home from finishing school,and catches the eye of Julio Sandoval, an emotional half-breed. She is engaged to Captain McKeever of the mounted police, but Sandoval wants her for himself. Finding her alone in the woods, the half-breed carries her to his cabin, but he is taken ill. Marie nurses him back to health, and when a rescue party arrives for her, she protects him. Back in town, Marie discovers McKeever has been taken prisoner by the outlaw Joe Bedotte. Julio goes to the rescue, losing his life in the process.," per Wikipedia.
Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige and Andrew Tombes in"Can't Help Singing" (1944).

"With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost's singing daughter Caroline loves a young army officer; the Senator can't stand him, and has him sent to California. Headstrong Caroline follows him by train, riverboat, and covered wagon, gaining companions en route: a vagrant Russian prince and gambler Johnny Lawlor, who just might take her mind off the army.," per IMDb.
Nancy Carroll entering a gambling room, inside which Louis Calhern and others are gathered around a roulette table, in "Stolen Heaven" (1931).

Leticia Roman and Ken Scott (standing, upper left, I believe) gambling with dice in "Pirates of Tortuga" (1961).


Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr., holding chip boxes, in "The Pick-up Artist" (1987).

"A womanizer meets his match when he falls for the daughter of a mobster.," per IMDb.

Marlene Dietrich in "The Spoilers" (1942), also starring John Wayne and Randolph Scott.

"In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.," per IMDb.

Marlene Dietrich with her cardboard chip boxes
in "Touch of Evil" (1958), directed, co-written and co-starring Orson Welles.

"Mexico's chief narcotics officer, Mike Vargas, is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his American wife. Soon he must testify against Grandi, a drug lord whose brother and sons are tracking him, hoping to scare his wife and back him off the case. When a car bomb kills a rich U.S. developer, Vargas embroils himself in the investigation, putting his wife in harm's way. After Vargas catches local legendary U.S. cop, Hank Quinlan, planting evidence against a Mexican national suspected in the bombing, Quinlan joins forces with the Grandi family to impugn Vargas's character. Local political lackeys, a hard-edged whore, pachucos, and a nervous motel clerk also figure in the plot," per IMDb.
Joan Greenwood in "Moonfleet" (1955).

"Men restrain man who gambled with a woman & lost!"

"Moonfleet, the 1955 Fritz Lang romantic swashbuckling pirate sailor adventure thriller ("Wild and Wonderful As the Thrill-Packed Novel That Inspired It!"; "Based on the Novel by J. Meade Falkner"; "Produced by John Houseman") starring Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors, Jon Whiteley (billed as "Jon Whiteley [Academy Award Winner]"), and Melville Cooper."

Michele Carey at craps table in "The Sweet Ride" (1968).

"An aging tennis hustler (Tony Franciosa), young prot�g� surfer (Michael Sarrazin), and young prot�g� musician (Bob Denver) live the buddy life at Malibu beach pad. Surfer falls in love with starlet (Jacqueline Bisset) who washes up on beach. Starlet is beaten up by her possessive producer/lover/sugar daddy after she has revenge sex with motorcycle gang leader. Motorcycle gang leader is in turn beaten up by Franciosa and Sarrazin. Main characters all grow up a bit. ," per IMDb.


Ginger Rogers (blonde seated, center) and Stanley Baker (standing, left of her) in "Twist of Fate" (1954).

"Ginger Rogers is in love with an international businessman, Stanley Baker, who is actually the head of a syndicate that mints illegal coins for the Continental market. But she soon learns that Baker has been deceiving her and has no intentions of divorcing his wife. So she meets Jacques Bergerac, a potter, and falls for him (onscreen and off).....," per IMDb.

Arlene Dahl in publicity shot for her movie "Inside Straight" (1951), starring David Brian, Barry Sullivan, and Mercedes McCambridge also.

"Rip MacCool has learned early in life that "money talks" (and other stuff walks), as does the audience via flashbacks, and when he arrives in San Francisco, he has no qualms about being ruthless in business, and his first fast-deal bilks Ada Stritch out of her hotel. A combination of shrewd deals and playing the stock market builds him a financial empire. He marries Lily Douvane [Dahl], who presents him with a child, but Lily has some ambitions of her own and leaves him, taking a sizable chuck of his money on the way out. He soon marries Zoe Carnot, his son's nurse, loses and wins a fortune again, but sinks into gloom when Zoe dies giving childbirth. He keeps piling up the money and he soon as most of it in San Francisco, and there is about to be a run on the bank, operated by Ada Stritch (from way back there), and the city and its citizens face ruin. Rip puts up his fortune against the bank and a hand of cards dictates winner-takes-all.," per IMDb.

Margia Dean in poker game in "Last of the Desperados" (1956).

Marjorie Hoshelle offering some chips to Zachary Scott in a gambling casino, as Victor Francen (w/ cigarette holder) looks on, in "THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS" (1944).

Lou Costello standing beside a table, at which Bud Abbott, Marjorie Main and others are playing poker, in "THE WISTFUL WIDOW OF WAGON GAP" (1947).

Yvvonne De Carlo in front of Chuck-a-Luck wheel in "Border River" (1954).

"Zona Libre is a small enclave across the river from America. Despotically ruled by General Calleja, it offers sanctuary to outlaws, at a price. Newly arrived is Clete Mattson [Joel McCrea] who has $2million in gold to buy guns for the Confederacy. But who can he trust with so much money around? Certainly not Calleja, but maybe the eye-catching Carmelita [De Carlo]? The General thinks she's his property but she seems rather to fancy Mattson. Whatever's going on, Mexico wants the place back. ," per IMDb.

Adrian Booth (a/k/a  Lorna Gray) watches soldier and gambler play cards in "Oh! Susanna": (1950).

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Miriam Hopkins handling roulette chips in "Barbary Coast" (1935) .

"Mary Rutledge [Hopkins] arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' [Edward G. Robinson] Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She falls in love with miner Carmichael [Joel McCrae] and takes his gold dust at the wheel. She goes after him, Louis goes after her with intent to harm Carmichael. ," per IMDb.
Adolphe Menjou watches Ginger Rogers rolling dice from cup in "Stage Door" (1937).

Comedy drama of struggling actresses at a NYC hotel for actresses.  Great movie, loaded with talent: Gregory La Cava (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award), nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award,  playwrights EDNA FERBER and GEORGE S. KAUFMAN, director GREGORY LA CAVA, produced by PANDRO S. BERMAN, starring Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, and Andrea Leeds (in her nominated for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award role.
Priscilla Dean, Gustav von Seyffertitz (her left) and     John Bowers (right) in "The Dice Woman" (1926).  Notice she is pointing to a pair of dice on the table.

"Anita Gray is the spoiled daughter of a millionaire. Returning home from a party, her car breaks down and she is picked up by a stranger, who sells her his car for a diamond bracelet. The car has been stolen and the police arrest her, but she escapes and takes refuge on a freighter bound for China. She has no money and has to work her way there. Her father learns of her destination and hires Hamlin to bring her safely home. Meanwhile, she has taken a job as a croupier at the dice table in a casino. Datto recognizes her and kidnaps her for ransom. But Hamlin is looking for her.," per IMDb.

Virginia Gray publicity/glamour photo, c. 1938: "Vintage original Virginia Grey -dice Glamour Photo MGM..  A great numbered � MG 65828 - M.G.M studio photo of the beautiful Virginia Grey wearing a �man tailored suit�as she stands between a pair of large dice.  This stunning photo of Ms. Grey is beautifully staged � has an attached description of Ms. Grey�s career at M.G.M.  The photo measures 8 x 10.

Gray worked steadily in films and TV from the 1930's to 1970. She generally starred in "B" pictures and gave support in "A" pictures. The publicity photo seen here was sent to the newspapers in connection with her supporting role in the Clark Gable-Myrna Loy-Spencer Tracy 1938 film "Test Pilot."

Tuesday Weld and Fabian.

Per seller: "snapshot-like television photo was produced to promote appearances by teen heartthrobs, TUESDAY WELD and FABIAN, on an unidentified television program of the early 1960s. We believe the photo may be; THE DICK POWELL SHOW, from an episode entitled: Run Till It's Dark. ... It features a great shot of TUESDAY WELD and FABIAN at a craps table, in a casino. Fabian is helping Ms. Weld balance the stack of chips she is holding in her hand.."
Whoopi Goldberg in "Sister Act" (1992).

"A Vegas singer witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The mother superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on TV. This alerts the mob to her whereabouts, and the chase is back on. ," per IMDb.

Shelley Winters sitting on roulette table.  Probably a promo still
for "Frenchie" (1950), a western co-starring Joel McCrea. "Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other."


Olga San Juan, Donald O'Connor, Lew Parker and Martha Stewart  (l to r) with Wheel of Fortune in "Are You With It?" (1947).  O'Connor plays an actuary who misplaces a decimal point, which forces his employer into the carnival business.

Carol Mathews in unnamed film, maybe a publicity photo.  Chips on the table, and she is handling chips.

Maureen O'Hara (right) at roulette wheel in a 1954 film, according to the seller.  Film is probably "Malaga" (1954).

IMDb: "Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate among the Tangier policemen. ... ......."

Jane Russell and George Brent  (both in foreground) at blackjack table in "Montana Belle" (1952).  This is an "original lobby card measuring 8x10 inches. This lobby card is from Great Britain. ... ....  The lobby card (also known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK) was created by the film studios to publicise the movie and was intended for display outside the movie theatre in special glass display boxes."

Marlene Dietrich in publicity shot for "Rancho Notorious" (1952), a Fritz Lang "western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell [Arthur Kennedy], a nice rancher, seeks out to avenge his fianc�'s death when she is killed during a robbery. His revenge leads him to Chuck-a-luck, Altar Keane's [Dietrich] ranch set up to hide criminals, and he finds more than he bargains for." per IMDb.

Frances Langford and Guy Standing in "Palm Springs" (1936).

"A notorious gambler who is short of money want his daughter to marry a British young man, who has plenty of money. At first she obeys, but then she falls in love to a poor, young American," per IMDb.

Barbara Hale in "Lady Luck" (1946).  

"Mary now runs a bookstore in L.A. with her grandfather, 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. ," per IMDb.

Maureen O'Hara and MacDonald Carey (sitting, blue jacket) at baccarat table in "Malaga" (1954).  

"Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming business in contraband with counterparts in Spain and Italy, and also contribute to a high death rate among the Tangier policemen.  Most of the action is set in Tangier, with a brief interlude in Spanish Gibraltar, per IMDb.
An 8 x 10 still, known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK.

Jeffrey Hunter,  Mitzi Gaynor and Keefe Brasselle (left to right) in "Three Young Texans" (1954).

"A western about a Texan who robs a train in an effort to prevent his father from committing the crime, a young girl who attempts to help him after learning about the theft, and a cowboy friend who demands a share of the money.," per IMDb.

An 8 x 10 still, known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK.

Scene from "Three Young Texans" (1954).  See above.

An 8 x 10 still, known as Front of House/ FOH card in the UK.

Claire Trevor (or Helen Burgess?) in "King of Gamblers" (1937).

Can anyone ID the coin-op game in the still for me?

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.

Cher on roulette table in publicity for "Good Times" (1966).

"Done in a similar style to the musical duo's TV show "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour", this film is more a series of unconnected skits and parodies than a single running plot. When Sonny gets offered a role in a movie, he talks Cher into giving it a try. The proposed script, however, turns out to be awful, but in order to get out of doing this stinker of a project, Sonny has just ten days to come with his own better script. The rest of the film follows his daydreams as he plots out possible storylines starring him as a Wild West sheriff, a jungle king, and as a private eye.," per IMDb.

9 players left to right: Suzanne Pleshette (#1), James Garner (#2), Dub Taylor (#6) and Jack Elam (#8) in "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971).

"James Garner plays a ladies' man who ends up on the run from a conquest. He has an embarrassing problem that requires a doctor, but that is not immediately disclosed. He and a town barsweep form a plot to impersonate a well known gunfighter so that Garner can pay off his debts and skip town before the soon to come arrival of the real gunfighter. ," per IMDb.

Mae West holds four aces in "I'm No Angel" (1933).

"The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents. Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair. When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue.," per IMDb.

Lana Turner with Clark Gable in an 8 x 10 publicity photo for their movie "Honky Tonk" (1941).

"When gambler Candy Johnson 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 and with the money he won at gambling he opens up a saloon.," per IMDb.

Audrey Totter with Clark Gable in "Any Number Can Play" (1949).

"Although Charley Kying [Gable] has owned a casino for fifteen years, on one rainy night events and people seem to converge and threaten his family home and second home, his gambling house. [He learns has a heart condition.] Later that day he's made to realize that he's been neglecting his faithful wife [and son] for years.  ... Charley's weakling brother-in-law [married to Totter's character] ... agrees to conspire with rival gamblers to cheat Charley out of thousands. Among the others who add stress to what would seem to be Charley's last night in the casino are a rich former girlfriend who proposes they renew their relationship, an old nemesis who's vowing to break the bank at the tables, and an old degenerate gambler and former mentor whose desperation leads him to try to take his own life," per IMDb.
Heddy Lamarr and Peter Lorre (above her) at roulette table in "The Conspirators" (1944).

"Vincent Van Der Lyn (Paul Henreid), a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo Quintanilla (Sydney Greenstreet), knows that one of their number is spying for the Nazis, and needs Van Der Lyn to help identify the traitor.," per IMDb.

Deborah Kerr placing a bet at a roulette table, as Robert Walker and Peter Lawford look on, in "Please Believe Me" (1950).

"Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and is sailing to the United Slates alone to claim her inheritance. Or so she thinks. Three men ... take an interest in Alison, after reading about her," per IMDb.

Coleen Gray in publicity still for "Frontier Gambler" (1956).  (She was in two of my favorite films, John Wayne's "Red River" and Tyrone Power's "Nightmare Alley.")

"A marshal investigating the death of a woman who owned a gambling house finds that he's developing an attraction to the image of the dead woman, and then she shows up very much alive.," per IMDb.

Joanne Woodward at poker table  in "Big Deal at Dodge City"(1966) 8x10 color still showing Charles Bickford / John Qualen / Robert Middleton / Kevin McCarthy / Jason Robards (from left to right). The movie is better known as "A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY."

Famous poker movie-con game.  Henry Fonda "dies" during poker game, and wife Woodward takes over his hand...... . 300 pixels

Ann Blyth (at far left) in "Our Very Own" (1950).  Cards, chips, currency (?) at poker game.

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