Saturday, November 9, 2013
DON'T GAMBLE WITH STRANGERS (1946)
There isn't much action, but the 67 minute runtime flies by watching the unscrupulous Kane running over whoever he has to to make money. Fast story, interesting ways to get around an obviously low budget, a young lady who singing voice sounds like a tea kettle whistling, solid direction by the workhorse William Beaudine (who also directed the previous year's BLACK MARKET BABIES as well as 70 other movies between 1942 and 1953!!!) and good performances by a number of familiar faces including Addison Richard, Charles Trowbridge, Anthony Caruso, Philip Van Zandt, Edith Evanson, Harold Goodwin, Mary Field, Leonard Mudie and more. Recommended.
Posted by Dymon Enlow