The Mississippi Gambler (1929)

57 mins | Romance | 3 November 1929

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
3 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
28 Oct 1929
p. 20.
Variety
30 Oct 1929
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"Father Mississippi," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Harry Akst.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 November 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 26 October 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP778
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,025 ft.
Duration(in mins):
57
Length(in feet):
5,432
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Morgan, a handsome gentleman who works the Mississippi riverboats, wins a large sum of money, entrusted to Junius Blackburn, in a poker game; and while Blackburn retires to his cabin, his daughter, Lucy, shows Morgan a locket that she will give only to the man she loves. Suzette, consumed with jealousy, denounces Morgan to Lucy, saying he took her father's money; and after preventing her father's suicide, Lucy demands that Morgan return the winnings, but he refuses. Morgan gives her the chance, however, to win back the money in a card game or lose herself to him, and in desperation she agrees. He pretends to lose, but Lucy, finding that he held the winning hand, sends the locket to him via a Negro ... +


Morgan, a handsome gentleman who works the Mississippi riverboats, wins a large sum of money, entrusted to Junius Blackburn, in a poker game; and while Blackburn retires to his cabin, his daughter, Lucy, shows Morgan a locket that she will give only to the man she loves. Suzette, consumed with jealousy, denounces Morgan to Lucy, saying he took her father's money; and after preventing her father's suicide, Lucy demands that Morgan return the winnings, but he refuses. Morgan gives her the chance, however, to win back the money in a card game or lose herself to him, and in desperation she agrees. He pretends to lose, but Lucy, finding that he held the winning hand, sends the locket to him via a Negro servant. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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