The Lady Gambles

1949, Movie, NR, 98 mins

Nobody suffers as well as Stanwyck can. This is another of her nine films with the word "lady" or "ladies" in the title and is the story of addiction: not to drugs or alcohol, but to the gambling bug. Stanwyck is the happily married wife of Preston, a writer on assignment in Nevada, where he is doing a story on the huge Boulder Dam. She accompanies him and has lots of time on her hands so she tries a little gambling at a casino and soon is hooked. She loses a fortune, hocks some of her goods, and lies about it to Preston. The marriage ends unhappily and she goes to work as a B-girl in the casino to support her habit. She's taken under McNally's wing. He's a tough c...
Released: 1949 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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