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Jennifer Lee, known to her friends as Lady, was a most unusual young person. She was beautiful, she was good, she was absolutely honest and she combined an uncanny “card sense” with a skill that made her master of any situation that might arise around a gaming table.
This skill with cards she: had learned from her father, a straight-shooting gambler who committed suicide as the only way out of trouble with the erooked gambling syndicate.
Lady, left penniless, turns to poker for a livelihood, but like her father, refuses to cheat. The gambling house in which she is playing is raided by the police who find one of Lady’s associates with ecards up his sleeves. Lady is not only taken to jail, but is branded as a “cheat” after Charlie Lang, a race horse tout and old friend of her family, obtains her release.
Consequently, when she meets Peter Madison, aristocratic friend of her father’s at a gambling table, he is skeptical of her, and when his son Garry falls in love with the girl and wants to marry her, Madison tries to stop the marriage by offering Lady $50,000 to release Garry.
Lady, who had refused to consider marriage without Madison’s consent, spurned the money, but offered the young man his freedom. After a talk, Lady and Peter Madison cut cards to see whether or not she should marry Garry. Lady wins, much _ to Peter’s satisfaction, who is now
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‘“‘GAMBLING LADY’’ with Joel McCrea and Pat O’Brien Claire Dodd C. Aubrey Smith — Phillip Reed Directed by Archie Mayo
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convinced that the girl is a thoroughbred straight-shooter. When they are happily mar
ried, Sheila Aiken—an old friend of Garry’s—appears and pretends that she and Garry were once engaged. A strong rivalry develops between the two women. Lady inveigles her into a game of cards and wins all Sheila’s jewelry, which she is forced to pawn. The whole business infuriates Garry and Lady packs to leave but is persuaded to stay by her fatherin-law. Garry goes after Charlie to get the pawn tickets and after Charlie is found dead in an alley, it is learned that the two had a quarrel. As a result, Garry is jailed, refusing steadfastly to account for his whereabouts at the time it is believed Charlie was slain.
Lady smells a rat and believes that Garry, as well as she herself, has been tricked by Sheila. When Lady asks Sheila to confess her plot, the latter agrees to give Garry an alibi if Lady will sue for divorcee and give no explanation to anyone. Lady is forced to consent because it is the only way of saving Garry’s life.
Snubbed by her father-in-law at a gambling table Lady goes to Sheila and threatens to shoot her if she doesn’t phone him immediately and explain. Sheila, frightened, does as Lady commands, after which Lady leaves for Monte Carlo, hoping to put Garry out of her heart. Garry and Peter hunt for and find her. At first Lady refuses to forgive him but her love is too great and they are re-united,
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Pat O’Brien was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and educated at Marquette University, where he studied law and starred in football. He gave up law to join a stock company and_ finally drifted to New York, making his first Broadway appearance in “Gertie.”
This was followed by many other productions, including “Henry Behave,” “You Can’t Win,” “This Man’s Town” and “Coquette.” He was selected as one of the ten best actors on the stage for his performance in “The Up and Up” and “Overture.”
While rehearsing for the lead in “Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” his release was purchased and he was sent to Hollywood to play Hildy Johnson in “The Front Page,” his first picture. He continued in picture work and has to his credit such successes as “Laughter in Hell,” “Air Mail,” “Virtue,” “Hollywood Speaks,” “American Madness” and “Seandal For Sale.”
His most recent pictures are “Pye Got Your Number,” “College Coach,” “Bureau of Missing Persons,” “Destination Unknown,” “The Publie Be Damned” and “Flowing Gold.”
C. Aubrey Smith
C. Aubrey Smith was born in London, Eng., and attended Charter House School and Cambridge University, winning fame in the latter school in cricket. He captained the University team and toured with it through Australia and South Africa.
He made his debut on the London stage in 1892, playing in “The Prisoner of Zenda” and later in “The Wilderness,” “The Man of Forty” and “As You Like It.” He first came to America in 1896, playing on the New York stage in “The Notorious Mrs. Ebbesmith.” He returned to London, but in 1904 came back to New York to appear in a number of plays among them “The Light That Failed,” ‘The Constant Wife” and “The Bachelor Father.”
Smith made his screen debut in England in 1915, coming back to the United States in 1930 to play on the screen the same role he had in his stage play, ‘The Bachelor Father.” His more recent pictures include “No More Orchids,’ “They Just Had To Get Married,” “Love Me Tonight,” “Trouble in Paradise” and “But the Flesh Is Weak.”
Claire Dodd was born in Iowa. The theatre and stage interested her but mildly, but during a vacation visit to California she was seen by a motion picture producer who induced her to make a screen test. This resulted in a contract for an important role in Eddie Cantor’s “Whoopee,” and when Ziegfeld saw her on the screen, he wanted her for the Broadway production, “Smiles.”
Hollywood was fascinated by her work in “Smiles” and soon she was sent back to the west coast under a long term contract. Since her Hollywood debut, she has seored decided hits in each picture in which she has appeared and is rapidly soaring to the top as one of the most capable actresses in the movie ¢apital. Her most recent pictures inelude “Journal of a Crime,” “Massacre,” “The Kennel Murder Case,” ‘“Ex-Lady” and “Footlight Parade.”
Barbara Stanwyck, whose real name is Ruby Stevens, was born in Brooklyn, New York, in July, 1907, of Scotch-Irish parentage. Her earliest ambition was to become a missionary, and for a time she studied industriously for such a career, only to desert it to seek fame as a dancer. In her first position, in the chorus of a New York revue, she attracted attention and was given an important role in the play, “Burlesque,” graduating from that to leading stage roles. She married Frank Fay, an actor, and they settled in California, where Barbara was launched upon her sereen career, speedily rising to
stardom as an_ exceptionally talented emotional actress. Her most recent pictures include
“Hver In My Heart,” “So Big,”
“The Purchase Price,” “Ladies They Talk About” and “Baby Face.”
Robert Barrat was born in New York City and educated. in the public schools there. His: debut in theatrical circles was in stock in Springfield, Mass. ES
Later he appeared in many noteworthy productions — with some of the leading stars of the stage. It was while playing the role of the strong man in the stage play “Lilly Turner” that Warner Bros. engaged him for that identical role with Ruth Chatterton in the picture.
Since then he has played in “Hi, Nellie!”, “Massacre,” “Dark Hazard,” “From Headquarters,” “T Loved A Woman,” “Wild Boys of the Road,” “Heroes For Sale,” “Baby Face,” “The Silk Express,” ‘Picture Snatcher” and “The Mayor of Hell.”
BARBARA STANWYCK—“‘Ever in My Heart,” “Baby Face,”
“Ladies They Talk About,” “The Purchase Price,” “So Big,” “Night Nurse.”
JOEL McCREA — “Chance at Heaven,” “Bed of Roses,” “Rock-a-Bye,”’ “The Silver Cord,” “Sport Parade,’ “The Most Dangerous Game.”
PAT O’BRIEN—“‘I’ve Got Your Number,” College Coach,” “Bureau of Missing Persons,” “American Madness,” “Scandal for Sale.”
CLAIRE DODD — Journal of a Crime,” “Massacre,” “Footlight Parade,” “The Kennel Murder Case,” “Ex-Lady,” “Elmer the Great.”
C. AUBREY SMITH—‘No More Orchids,” “They Just Had To Get Married,’ “Love Me Tonight,” “Trouble in Paradise,” “But the Flesh is Weak.”
PHILLIP REED — “Journal of a Crime,” “Fashions of 1934,” “Bedside,” “The House on 56th Street,’ “Female,” “College Coach.”
PHILIP FAVERSHAM — “Massacre,” “Bedside,’? “The Big
Joel MeCrea was born in South Pasadena, Calif., and attended the Hollywood High School and Pomona College. In his senior year he played in a college theatrical production opposite Jean Wood, a daughter of Sam Wood, the film director.
Wood, who attended the performance to see his daughter play, noted that McCrea showed marked talent, and advised the young man to try pictures. He did and in two years’ time had risen to leading roles, having played opposite Marion Davies and Greta Garbo, the former in “The Five O’Clock Girl’ and the latter in “The Single Standard.”,
Besides his picture work, MeCrea operates his own thousand acre ranch on which he raises cattle and fine horses.
His more recent pictures include “Chance at Heaven,” “Bed of Roses,” ‘“Rock-a-Bye” and “The Silver Cord.”
Philip Faversham was born in New York City and received his education in eastern schools and in Europe. The son of the noted thespians William Faversham and Julie Opp, it was but natural that the young actor should feel and respond to the call of the theatre.
An engagement with a summer stock company brought about Faversham’s debut into his parents’ footsteps, and eventually he landed in Los Angeles with a traveling company. Warner Bros. signed him to a screen contract after his first performance. Already he has appeared in “Massacre,” “Bedside,” ‘House on 56th Street,” “The Big Shakedown,” “Footlight Parade,” ‘College Coach” and “The World Changes.”
Shakedown,” “College Coach,” “The House on 56th Street,” “The World Changes.”
ROBERT BARRAT — “Hi, Nellie!” “Massacre,” “The Mayor ole Eell’25. Dark) = ddazard. “From Headquarters,” ‘The Kennel Murder Case.”
ROBERT ELLIOTT — Killer,” “Heroes for “Phantom of Crestwood,” “White Eagle,’ “Midnight Patrol,” “Behind Stone Walls.”
FERDINAND GOTTSCHALK — “Female,” “Goodbye Again,” “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “The Keyhole,’ “She Had to Say Yes,” “Grand Slam.”
ARTHUR VINTON — “Heroes for Sale,” = tillys4.Parner,2 “Picture Snatcher,” “Son of a Sailor,” “Central Airport,” “Blondie Johnson.”
WILLARD ROBERTSON—“‘Lady Killer Ge. “Dark \icchyean iar ds? “Heroes for Sale,” “The World Changes,” “Tugboat Annie,” “Frisco Jenny.”
ARCHIE MAYO (director) — “Convention City,” “Ever in My Heart,” “The Mayor of Hell,” “The Life of Jimmy Dolan,” “Street of Women.”
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