Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Paul Lukas plays a nightclub headwaiter who rises to fame as a bridge expert. He marries hat check girl Loretta Young, likewise a card fanatic. Lukas and Young find themselves vying for the national bridge championship, which results in the expected frictions. All is forgiven in the climactic scenes, in which silver-tongued radio commentator Roscoe Karns gives a play-by-play of the "big game" while director William Dieterle uses freeze frames and slow motion to beef up the tension. Grand Slam is quite an eye-opener for fans of Loretta Young, who displays an unusually generous amount of thigh in her nightclub outfit.
spouse, argument, battle [war], bridge [structure], card-dealer, cards, career, competition, con/scam, couple, expose [revelation], fraud, husband, love, luck, marital-problems, medicine-show, national, performer, play [recreation], player [sports], problems, return, rival, Russia, sports, stars [celebrities], sweetheart, team, tournament, traveling, waiter, wife, writing, youth