The Great Gambini (1937)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Akim Tamiroff plays the Great Gambini, a famous magician mixed up in a murder case. In addition to his card tricks and onstage illusions, Gambini is something of a mystic, and has predicted the death of the murder victim. Suspects breed like rabbits, but the actual culprit turns out to be the only person Gambini truly loves (It's not hard to figure out who done it; only in the last reel do we find out why). Genevieve Tobin shows up as a scatterbrained socialite, while William Demarest is on duty once more as a flustered flatfoot. The Great Gambini was one of the last films of producer B. P. Schulberg, a former Hollywood high-roller on his way down.




psychic, investigation, murder, police, socialite