Street of Chance


1h 16m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 8, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,023ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

John Marsden, a powerful New York gambler, is devoted to his wife, Alma, and his younger brother, "Babe," to whom he sends a wedding gift of $10,000, which Babe may keep on the condition that he does not indulge in gambling. Alma, dismayed by John's ruthless tactics and his obsession with gambling, threatens to leave him unless he takes his winnings and leaves the city with her. He agrees, but that evening Babe insists on playing, and he wins remarkably. John decides to break the gambler's code and cheat in order to teach his brother a lesson, but he is caught by Dorgan and later is mortally wounded, in spite of his wife's attempts to save him.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 8, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,023ft (9 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Writing, Screenplay

1930

Quotes

Trivia

Loosely based on life of Arnold Rothstein, a well-known gambler in New York in the 1920s.