The Gamblers


1h 33m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Nashville, Tennessee, opening: 17 Apr 1970
Production Company
Sidney Glazier Productions
Distribution Company
U-M Film Distributors
Country
United States
Location
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Igroki" by Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol in Sochineniya Nikolaya Gogolya; Tom Chetvyortyy (1842).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

During a cruise from Trieste to Dubrovnik, professional cardsharp Rooney and his accomplice Goldy fleece a pair of professional gamblers, Broadfoot and Cozzier. The four gamblers then agree to join forces to swindle a wealthy victim in Dubrovnik, using Candace, a beautiful fellow passenger, as bait. A phony water skiing accident in Dubrovnik enables Rooney to meet their victim, the Italian aristocrat Del Isolla. Rooney and Candace begin a romantic relationship, but Rooney refuses to become too involved for fear of being distracted from the pending swindle. The entire party is invited to the Del Isolla villa where a fight is arranged between Koboyashi, Rooney's Japanese valet, and Nono, the Del Isolla houseboy, in order to warm up Del Isolla's gaming spirits; this is followed by an all-night poker game in which Del Isolla loses heavily. Del Isolla offers Rooney his IOU which Rooney intends to convert to cash in Geneva before joining his new accomplices for another swindle in Warsaw. As security, Rooney gives Broadfoot and Cozzier $50,000 in cash. At the airport, however, Rooney meets Del Isolla and his wife and learns that they are really actors hired by Broadfoot and Cozzier in an elaborate plot to cheat him. Undaunted, Rooney finds Candace at the airport, tells her what has happened, and convinces her to stay with him. The two return to Dubrovnik empty-handed but happy.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Action
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Nashville, Tennessee, opening: 17 Apr 1970
Production Company
Sidney Glazier Productions
Distribution Company
U-M Film Distributors
Country
United States
Location
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Igroki" by Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol in Sochineniya Nikolaya Gogolya; Tom Chetvyortyy (1842).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 1969

Released in United States Fall November 1969