Gambling House (1950)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Release Date - Jan 20, 1951 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Gambling House is a low-key remake of the 1943 Cary Grant vehicle Mr. Lucky. Victor Mature stars as Marc Fury, a foreign-born gambler who is currently facing deportation. Always looking out for Number One, Fury seeks out a legal loophole so he can sidestep naturalization--and, incidentally, avoid paying his income tax. His civic responsibilities awakened by pretty social worker Lynn Warren (Terry Moore), Fury does an 180-degree turnaround, going so far as to shake down underworld kingpin Joe Farrow (William Bendix) for $50,000, which he promptly donates to a patriotic organization headed by Warren. A surprisingly melodramatic finale caps this easy-to-take yarn.

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acquittal, citizen, courtroom, criminal, deportation, false-accusation, foreign, gambling, help, investigation, justice, mob-boss, murder, organized-crime, secrets, social-worker, threat, trial [courtroom], killing