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Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 22 June 1946 (USA)
Two card sharks, pretending to be brother and sister, clean out a small-town banker, then take over a crooked gambling joint.


William Beaudine




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane Richmond ... Mike Samo
Bernadene Hayes ... Fay Benton
Peter Cookson ... Bob Randall
Gloria Warren ... Ruth Hamilfon
Charles Trowbridge ... Warren Creighton
Frank Dae ... John Randall
Anthony Caruso ... Pinky Luiz (as Tony Caruso)
Philip Van Zandt ... Morelli (as Phil Van Zandt)
Harold Goodwin ... John Sanders
Leonard Mudie ... Robert Elliot
Bill Kennedy ... Harry Amold
Addison Richards ... Police Chief Broderick
Ferris Taylor ... Michael Larson
Mary Field ... Mrs. Arnold
Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Fielding - Swedish Maid


Two card sharks, pretending to be brother and sister, clean out a small-town banker, then take over a crooked gambling joint.

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Release Date:

22 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finório do Pano Verde See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Don't gamble on this film…
10 May 2017 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

…as being good because it isn't. It has an interesting opening credits sequence with a deck of cards and then we meet Bernadette Hayes (Fay) as she fleeces some innocents at a poker game. Kane Richmond (Mike) is watching and twigs what is going on. These two then team up as a brother/sister combo to rip people off on cruises, casinos and the like.

I only watched this film about a week ago and can't remember much about it apart from the story not being very good. The fact that it is unmemorable speaks volumes. It's not memorable for a reason.

It zips along but falls short of any grabbing storyline – the usual man/woman love thing goes on and Richmond falls for another woman other than his pretend sister which obviously gets to her. There is a gangster set-up and nightclub wrong-doings but when the film finishes, nothing really sticks in the mind.

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