Roulette (1924)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Seemingly the only reason for this drama was its proliferation of cameos -- the gambling hall where the action takes place sports the likes of Flora Finch, Henry Hull, Diana Allen and Dagmar Godowsky. The actual star is Edith Roberts. Before he can avenge a crooked card game, Dan Carrington (Montagu Love) suffers heart failure and dies in his chair. John Tralee (Norman Trevor), the cheater, feels a pang of guilt when he discovers that he has taken all of Carrington's money and adopts the dead man's little girl, Lois. The girl grows up (to be played by Roberts) and the gambling hall becomes her second home. A millionaire, Peter Marineaux (Walter Booth), accuses Lois of throwing a roulette game. Lois -- who has fallen in love with Marineaux -- manipulates the wheel so that he wins her. Her gamble pays off and she wins Marineaux as a husband.

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con/scam, fishing-bait, gambling, love, marriage, romance, seduction, wager, ward [hospital]