Gambling Ship (1938 film)

Gambling Ship is a 1938 American mystery film directed by Aubrey Scotto and written by Alex Gottlieb. The film stars Robert Wilcox, Helen Mack, Edward Brophy, Irving Pichel, Joe Sawyer and Selmer Jackson. The film was released on December 16, 1938, by Universal Pictures.

Gambling Ship
Gambling Ship poster.jpg
Directed byAubrey Scotto
Screenplay byAlex Gottlieb[1]
Story by
  • George Carleton Brown
  • Emanuel Manheim[1]
Produced byIrving Starr[1]
Starring
CinematographyGeorge Meehan[1]
Edited byEdward Curtiss[1]
Production
companies
Crime Club Productions, Inc.[1]
Distributed byUniversal Pictures Co.
Release date
  • 16 December 1938 (1938-12-16)
CountryUnited States[1]

PlotEdit

Gambler helps a debt-ridden orphanage that was started by his late wife.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Production began on the film in early November 1938.[1] The film was part of the Crime Club mystery series.[1][2] 11 films were made in the series between 1937 and 1939.[2]

ReleaseEdit

Gambling Ship was distributed by Universal Pictures Company, Inc. on December 16, 1938.[1]

ReceptionEdit

From contemporary reviews, a reviewer in Variety described the film as a "dawdling cheapie with a light cast which topples to the status of a 'C' programmer."[3]

ReferencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gambling Ship". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "The Westland Case". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Weaver, Brunas & Brunas 2007, p. 571.

SourcesEdit

  • Weaver, Tom; Brunas, Michael; Brunas, John (2007) [1990]. Universal Horrors (2 ed.). McFarland & Company. ISBN 978-0-7864-2974-5.

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