Gambling Lady (Warner Bros.) (1934)

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Barbara Stanwyck In “Gambling Lady” Coming to___._ __ Barbara Stanwyck has been given an entirely different role from any which she has _ portrayed, in the new Warner Bros. production of “Gambling Lady,” which comes to the......... a Bh OatTe se ON VR roots creme mas for run, in that her character part is both a glamorous and a sympathetic one. In the majority of pictures she has portrayed hard and somewhat loose women such as she did in “Baby Face,” ‘Ladies They Talk About,” “Tllicit” and “Ten Cents a Dance.” In these she made a success by her sheer power of characterization, rather than by winning sympathy for the part. In “Ever In My Heart,” while there was nothing of the play lady about her, she was placed in drab surroundings as also in “The Purchase Price.” These were supreme characterizations but lacked the glamor of her present role. In “Gambling Lady” she is a gambler, but the squarest, straightest shooting poker player that ever shuffled the pasteboards. Not only is she on the level in cards but in the game of love and life. She can take it on the chin and does, by sacrificing her love for her husband in order to save him from the charge of murder when he gets into a mess with another woman. As the gambling lady she plays only in the fashionable night elubs frequented by millionaire men-about-town and in the brilliant Casino of Monte Carlo. Later, wedded to a_ wealthy society man, she is seen in the palaces of the upper world, although she is never adverse to taking a fling at the ponies or putting some society beauty over the hurdles for her jewels or what have you. Miss Stanwyck is supported by two leading men, Joel McCrea in the role of a society man and Pat O’Brien, as a race horse gambler, both of whom are in love with her. Claire Dodd is the other woman, a homewrecker who makes a play for Barbara’s husband. The picture is based on the thrilling story by Doris Malloy which is climaxed by a murder for which McCrea is arrested, and which he can not explain without bringing dishonor on a woman. The story also reveals the grip on city life of the gambling syndicates and the methods they employ to take cash from the suckers. Others in the cast include C. Aubrey Smith, Phillip Reed, Philip Faversham, Robert Elliot, Willard Robertson, Arthur Vinton and Ferdinand Gottschalk. Archie Mayo directed the picture. Miss Stanwyck Stars Son in Home Movies Barbara Stanwyck, now starring in the Warner Bros. picture, “Gambling Lady,” which comes COMPO. ST ee. hea Theatre CA eae eB ier shen ak ape ., has turned producer and is now making her own movies. She purchased a small movie -camera, which she operates herself. The star of all her pictures is her 20-months’ old adopted son, Dion Fay. “He’s getting old enough now to be cute,” she says, “so I bought a 16-millimeter camera outfit and now the youngster is learning what it means to be a movie star.” Page Four Barbara Stanwyck Is Hardest Working of All Hollywood Stars The old saying that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy is altogether inaccurate when applied to Barbara Stanwyck. The Warner Bros. star thrives on hard work, and the more work she has to do, the better she likes it. On completion of the studio’s schedule of productions last year, she requested, and was given, a four months leave of absence. Immediately she joined the theatrical company of her husband, Frank Fay, which toured practically every state in the union. When the show ended its run in New York she boarded a train to return to Hollywood and pictures. Story conferences, tests and wardrobe fittings for her new film, ‘Gambling Lady,” now showINS ube cheers We Yam By Theatre, followed. The twenty-nine costumes she wears were selected from over fifty sketches made by Orry-Kelly, the studio designer. Barbara Stanwyck, star of “Gambling Lady,”’ at the Strand. Mat No. 2 —10c. Unlike Stanwyck prefers to be the model at each fitting, from muslin pattern to the wearing of a costume in the picture. With the production completed, she actively supervised the land many players, Miss scaping of the Fay-Stanwyek estate in Brentwood, from the vegetable garden and fruit trees, to the rare shrubs and _ plants which are now being planted. In her role in “Gambling Lady,” however, Barbara neither toils nor spins, making her livelihood at the gaming table. The picture is a thrilling drama based on an original story by Doris Malloy and adapted for the sereen by Ralph Bloek and Miss Malloy. Others in McCrea, Dodd, C. Reed the cast include Joel Pat O’Brien, Claire Aubrey Smith, Phillip and Philip Faversham. Handsome They’re a happy couple, aren’t they? And why not? Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea make a swell team. They'll be at the Strand Friday in “Gambling Lady.” Mat No. 5—10<. Claire Dodd, Famous Homewrecker Has Never Placed a Bet Claire Dodd, playing a _ featured role with Barbara Stanwyck in “Gambling Lady,’ may not be the most reserved actress in Hollywood but she’s the most reserved who gets attention. Claire doesn’t like Hollywood restaurants — at least not the ones where most movie folk flock. She doesn’t like movie premieres. In spite of her role in “Gambling Lady,” now showing at the nae JC ee See Theatre, with Barbara Stanwyck in the stellar role, she doesn’t like gambling elubs in winter or beach clubs in summer and both receive much notice from. Hollywoodites these days. She doesn’t gamble either, and has never placed a bet in her life. Claire’s theory is that any attention she gets should be confined to the picture theatres — and to her appearances on the sereens thereof. She is one aetress who really believes this. She herself entertains frequently—in her home; and her convictions on the subject of publicity do not interfere with her social life in the least, since she confines her “going out? to the homes of her friends. In “Gambling Lady” Miss Dodd plays the role of a homewrecker, although she is eventually foiled by Miss Stanwyck, the gambling lady, who wins a wealthy society man as her husband. The picture is based on the thrilling romance by Doris Malloy and adapted to the sereen by Miss Malloy and Ralph Block. Others in the cast include Joe! MeCrea, Pat O’Brien, C. Aubrey Smith, Phillip Reed and Robert Barrat. Archie Mayo directed. Card Shark Tricks To Cheat Revealed In ‘Gambling Lady’ Do you really run a chance by engaging in a friendly game of poker with the boys in the backroom, or the amiable fellows you meet on a train or boat? Pat O’Brien, who plays opposite Barbara Stanwyck in the Warner Bros. picture, “Gambling Lady,” which comes to the pre a SERRA ae es Sic Theatre on pha gte Unit oN ieee, , is authority for the statement that you might as well remove all the money from your wallet, put it in a nice brass bowl and touch a match to it. O’Brien, who did quite a bit of research among the _ lightfingered manipulators of cards before starting his job, said: “When just an ordinary run-ofthe-mine gambler can. take a brand new deck of cards which I bought myself, give it a couple of flips and dig any eard you call for from the deck while apparently dealing in a normal manner, I give up. And that’s just what a lot of the boys can doz” A number of slick gambling tricks, such as “hold-outs,” palming, dealing seconds, ete., are exposed in the course of this highly entertaining story of a girl, born to the gambling game, who more than holds her own with the keenest poker players in New York. The story was written by Doris Malloy, who, with Ralph Block, prepared the screen play. Others in the east include Joel McCrea, Claire Dodd, C. Aubrey Smith, Phillip Reed and Robert Barrat. | Clorifying A Gambling Gal Barbara Stanwyck does a swell job with her part of a gambler’s daughter in Warner Bros. “Gambling Lady’’. Others in the cast include Joel McCrea, Pat O’Brien, Claire Dodd and C. Aubrey Smith. Mat No. 10—20c. “Gambling Lady” Uses Replica of MonteGarloGasino The famous Casino of Monte Carlo from which the Prince of Monaeo derives his revenue was reproduced at the Warner Bros. studios to serve as a background for some of the dramatic sequences in “Gambling Lady,” NOW. SMO wee aby PNOremicge audi. =, Theatre, with Barbara Stanwyck in the stellar role. The picture marks Miss Stanwyck’s return to the screen after several months of personal appearances throughout the country. A replica of the noted palace of chance was made from blue prints of the interior of the gaming halls with their bars and restaurants as well as gambling paraphernalia. Practically every known device for gambling will be seen in the Casino from ecard tables for baccarat and the American game of draw poker to roulette wheels and faro outfits Every sort of a game is in prog ress including chemin de fer, blackjack, chuck-a-luck and dice. Although the Casino sequences occupy only a few minutes on the screen, they are immensely important to the plot, first introducing the cause of Miss Stanwyck’s suddenly ruined honeymoon when a friend of her husband with whom she thinks he is too familiar appears on the scene and then winds up with the smashing climax in which she is saved from making a mess of her life. In order to give the proper atmosphere for the action, the entire main salon was ¢con structed on one of the Warner stages, instead of just showing one roulette table where Miss Stanwyck comes near to breaking the bank. The picture is based on the dramatic story by Doris Malloy and adapted to the screen by Miss Malloy and Ralph Block. Joel McCrea and Pat O’Brien share honors as Miss Stanwyck’s leading men while others in the east include Claire Dodd, OC. Aubrey Smith, Phillip Reed, and Philip Faversham. Pat O’Brien Expense Account for Gaming Bounces Back Quick If you ever turned in an expense account with trusting faith, only to have it bounce right back into your face with the boss’s notation in cold finality “nothing doing” scrawled across it, you have an idea of how Pat O’Brien feels. Pat, who with Joel McCrea, is playing opposite Barbara Stanwyek in the Warner Bros. production, “Gambling Lady,” which comes to the Theatre on srr ys , is a gambler in the picture. So he decided to do a little research out of hours to Pat O’Brien appearing in “Gambling Lady,” at the Strand. Mat No.1 —10c. of the make his interpretation role more authentic. He visited one of Hollywood’s popular night resorts where it is possible to have a fling with Dame Fortune. But the dice were colder than last February. His roll had shrunk quite a little when he turned to the roulette table. Trying to guess the right number out of thirty-eight, soon had his wallet looking very anemic. “That’s okay,’ he decided. “TI’ll turn in an expense account. ll call it research.” But studio executives couldn’t see it that way. “Instead of Dame Fortune, I guess I was playing around with Miss Fortune,” said O’Brien sadly. The picture is based on the thrillingly dramatic story by Doris Malloy, which she, with Ralph Block, adapted to the screen. Others in the cast inelude Claire Dodd, C. Aubrey Smith, Phillip Reed, Philip Faversham and Robert Barrat.