The Only Game in Town (1970)

113 mins | Comedy-drama | 1970

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HISTORY

Location scenes were filmed in Las Vegas. The Only Game in Town was the last film of long-time director George Stevens ... More Less

Location scenes were filmed in Las Vegas. The Only Game in Town was the last film of long-time director George Stevens (1904--1975). More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A George Stevens-Fred Kohlmar Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Elizabeth Taylor's cost
Elizabeth Taylor's cost
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
Alto saxophone solo
Flugel horn solo
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Miss Taylor's makeup
Mr. Beatty's makeup
Miss Taylor's hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Only Game in Town by Frank D. Gilroy (New York, 23 May 1968).
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 21 January 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 December 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37645
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
113
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

While awaiting her married lover's divorce, Las Vegas chorus girl Fran Walker has sex with compulsive gambler and barroom pianist Joe Grady. Their affair is punctuated by Grady's wins and losses, and complicated by the appearance of Fran's lover, Thomas Lockwood, now free to marry his former mistress. Fran, however, has fallen in love with the gambler. Having finally accumulated the money necessary to reestablish himself in New York, Grady decides instead to gamble on marriage to ... +


While awaiting her married lover's divorce, Las Vegas chorus girl Fran Walker has sex with compulsive gambler and barroom pianist Joe Grady. Their affair is punctuated by Grady's wins and losses, and complicated by the appearance of Fran's lover, Thomas Lockwood, now free to marry his former mistress. Fran, however, has fallen in love with the gambler. Having finally accumulated the money necessary to reestablish himself in New York, Grady decides instead to gamble on marriage to Fran. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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