Grand Slam (1933 film)

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Grand Slam
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Directed by William Dieterle
Alfred E. Green
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Written byErwin S. Gelsey
David Boehm
B. Russell Herts(novel)
Starring Paul Lukas
Loretta Young
Frank McHugh
Music by Bernhard Kaun
Cinematography Sidney Hickox
Edited by Jack Killifer
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
March 18, 1933
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

Grand Slam is a 1933 American comedy film directed by William Dieterle and Alfred E. Green, starring Paul Lukas, Loretta Young, and Frank McHugh. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 18, 1933. [1] [2] [3] A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.



A waiter, Peter Stanislavsky (Lukas), learns the game of bridge as a favor to his new bride Marcia (Young), whose entire family excels at that card game. When he gets lucky and defeats a bridge champion, Cedric Van Dorn (Gottschalk), he jokingly claims "the Stanislavsky method" is how he was victorious, and soon becomes world-famous as a bridge expert.

Trouble ensues when Peter and Marcia form a team to play in bridge tournaments, whereupon know-nothing Peter suddenly begins behaving like a know-it-all, questioning Marcia's play and causing tempers to flare. She brings him back to his senses just in time.


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