A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ...
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A beautiful female private detective is hired by a wealthy businessman to check up on his stepson--the heir to the family fortune--who has been withdrawing large amounts of money from his bank account.
A beautiful showgirl, nicknamed 'the Canary', is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and soon ends up dead. But who killed 'the Canary'. All the suspects who knew her had ... See full summary »
A driver on a non-stop race from New York to San Francisco gets detoured to Hollywood, where he winds up working as a publicity man for a movie studio and assigned to revive the career of a beautiful but fading star.
Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
William B. Davidson
Finding a deserted cattle ranch, Buck buys it and turns it into a dude ranch. But Buck is quickly in trouble with sheep men who want the ranch and then with outlaws who kidnap the daughter of the wealthy Mr. Grant.
A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. Reporter Lloyd Nolan struggles to get the goods on Tamiroff, but runs up against a stone wall until he meets sexy but tough nightclub singer Claire Trevor (obviously dubbed). Trevor is anxious to avenge the death of her innocent sister (Helen Burgess), who was done in by Tamiroff's henchmen. Though only a "B" picture budget, King of Gamblers was given "A" treatment by director Robert Florey. The film was part of an unofficial Paramount series based on the FBIs J. Edgar Hoover book Persons in Hiding.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
You know, believe it or not, this is the first food that's passed my lips in days - that is, going in this direction.
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Club owner and racketeer Akim Tamiroff wants Claire Trevor, but she doesn't want him. He rents her an expensive apartment, and tells her that she can decide if he's worth the high life. Meanwhile, newspaperman Lloyd Nolan is on her mind. When Claire's former room mate, Helen Burgess, disappears, she calls Nolan, even as the trail begins to run to Tamiroff in this solid drama.
Given the cast and plot, you'd think this was a Fox B, but it's a Paramount programmer directed by Robert Florey, with the sort of gloss that studio can provide. Cinematographer Harry Fishbeck shoots Miss Trevor so she looks like a blonde Myrna Loy, and Tamiroff looks as oily as ever. Evelyn Brent has slid to the bottom of the credited list, and Louise Brooks' scenes were deleted, but this one moves fast once it gets going.
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