Overly predictable yarn about gambling on a steamboat on the Mississippi has Schildkraut as the card shark who underneath it all is not such a bad guy. He played this part just after the success he had with SHOW BOAT, which shares the same subject matter with MISSISSIPPI GAMBLER. Bennett is
the object of Schildkraut's affections. She is the daughter of Francis, the man Schildkraut just demolished at the table. But Schildkraut throws a game to Bennett to allow her to get her father's money back, the stakes of the game being Bennett's honor against her father's money. Bennett and
Schildkraut look nice, but that is about it, as they plod their way through this one.