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Director  George Archainbaud
Music director  Max Steiner
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Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Producer  William LeBaron
Country  United States
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Release date  January 8, 1932 (1932-01-08)
Writer  Louis Weitzenkorn (by), Louis Stevens (adaptation), Louis Stevens (dialogue), Eddie Welch (additional dialogue)
Cast  Ricardo Cortez (Johnny Silk), Mary Astor (Marthe), John Halliday (Dorval), Ralph Ince (Farley), Kitty Kelly (Gertie), James Donlan (Clark)
Similar movies  Related George Archainbaud movies

Men of Chance is a 1931 American pre-Code drama film directed by George Archainbaud, starring Ricardo Cortez, Mary Astor, and John Halliday.

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Plot summary

A destitute Marthe Preston is in dire straits in Paris until gambler Richard Dorval comes to her aid. In gratitude, she agrees to a scheme of Dorval's to seduce and wed his rival, "Diamond Johnny" Silk, then help ruin Johnny's horse-racing business interests.

Marthe's inside information enables Dorval and an accomplice, bookie Joe Farley, to bribe Johnny's jockeys to deliberately lose races or to help them influence the odds. Johnny learns the truth and demands she leave. Martha has fallen in love with her husband, however, so she pretends to go along with a plot to poison Johnny's horse, double-crossing Dorval and rejoicing in Johnny's triumph.

Cast

  • Ricardo Cortez as Johnny Silk
  • Mary Astor as Marthe Preston Silk
  • John Halliday as Richard Dorval
  • Ralph Ince as Joe Farley
  • Kitty Kelly as Gertie Robbins
  • James Donlan as Clark
  • George Davis as The Frenchman
  • Uncredited:

  • Herman Bing as Fritz Tannenbaum
  • AndrĂ© Cheron as French Detective
  • Jean De Briac as Hotel Manager
  • Tom Herbert as One of Johnny's Bookies
  • John Larkin as Black Horse Handler
  • Tom McGuire as Race Track Bookie
  • Frank Mills as Tony - One of Johnny's Bookies
  • References

    Men of Chance Wikipedia
    Men of Chance IMDb Men of Chance themoviedb.org


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