The Gambler and the Lady – 1953
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!
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Strangely, this film bears no credits at all for the screenwriter or source of material. A Director credit for Sam Newfield was added to the US version, and he is also believed to be the writer.
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