1952 The Gambler and the Lady

The Gambler and the Lady - 1952

A Hammer production released by Exclusive Films (UK) and Lippert Films (USA)
Copyright 1952 by Exclusive Films Ltd.
All characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real person, living or dead
RCA Sound System

Black & White 74 minutes


Casino owner Jim Forster upsets the local mob when he moves into the London gambling scene. At the same time, he longs to be accepted by the English upper classes and even takes lessons in etiquette to improve the impression he gives them, unaware that they are laughing at him behind his back. A square peg in a round hole, he manages to upset everyone and soon he is in danger of losing his friends, his money - and his life! Watch the Trailer on YouTube


Art Director J. Elder Wills
Editor Maurice Rootes
Recordist Bill Salter
Assistant Director Ted Holliday
Production Manager Pinky Green
Continuity Renee Glynne
Make-up Phil Leakey
Hair Stylist Pauline Trent
Casting Michael Carreras
Morning Clothes by N. Kritz Ltd. of Southampton Row
Riding Clothes by Harry Hall Ltd. of Regent Street
Camera Operator Moray Grant
Director of Photography Walter Harvey
Music Composed by Ivor Slaney
Conducted by Marcus Dodds
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Patrick Jenkins


Jim Forster Dane Clark
Pat Kathleen Byron
Susan Willens Naomi Chance
Davies Meredith Edwards
Peter Willens Anthony Forwood
Arturo Colonna Eric Pohlmann
Angelo Colonna Enzo Coticchia
Licasi Julian Somers
Farning Anthony Ireland
Sam Thomas Gallagher
Maxie Max Bacon
Miss Minter Mona Washbourne
Janey Greer Jane Griffiths
Louis Richard Shaw
Jaco Spina George Pastell
Tony Martin Benson
The Boxer Eric Boon
Boxing Promoter Felix Felton
Fred Hal Osmond
Lord Hortland Percy Marmont


Strangely, this film bears no credits at all for the screenwriter or source of material.
 American actor Dane Clark starred in two more Hammer films - "Murder by Proxy (1953) and "Five Days" (1954).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection