The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The old British musical-hall ditty "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo" provides the title for this lightweight Ronald Colman vehicle. Colman, playing a refugee Russian prince, is the "man" in question, and the owners of the "broken bank"--that is, the proprietors of the Monte Carlo casino where Colman scored the big win--are anxious to get their money back. They dispatch the beautiful Joan Bennett to lure Colman back into the casino. He falls for her and loses his winnings in the process, but she has pangs of remorse when she learns that Colman had been gambling on behalf of his impoverished countrymen. Bennett joins Colman as he merrily heads off to chase another rainbow.

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gambling, lure [tempt], prince, casino, love, aristocracy, refugee, game, heritage, process [procedure], scheme, cab-driver, Russia