The Gamblers (1929 film)

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The Gamblers
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Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written byDe Leon Anthony (titles)
Screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander (& dialogue)
Based onplay by Charles Klein
Starring H.B. Warner
Lois Wilson
Jason Robards Sr.
Cinematography William Reese
Edited by Thomas Pratt
Music by Alois Reiser
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • June 29, 1929 (1929-06-29)(US)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Gamblers is a 1929 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring H.B. Warner, Lois Wilson and Jason Robards Sr. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. [1] It is considered to be a lost film. [2] [3]



Jason Robards Sr. (Carvel Emerson) and George Fawcett (Emerson Jr.) play a father-and-son team of cons who gamble their firm's assets. Emerson Jr. is caught investing money that does not belong to him and is indicted on a swindling charge. The district attorney handling the case is the husband of his former sweetheart. This gives the district attorney an opportunity to prosecute his romantic rival.


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