Who's Got the Action?


1h 33m 1962

Brief Synopsis

When Steve Flood's marriage is threatened by his gambling ways, his desperate wife concocts a scheme whereby she becomes his bookie. Suddenly he goes on a winning streak and the mob goes after her to eliminate their competition.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 19 Dec 1962
Production Company
Amro Productions; Claude Productions; Mea Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Four Horse-players Are Missing by Alexander Rose (New York, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Melanie Flood learns that her husband Steve's lack of attention is attributable to his heavy losses in racetrack betting, and she persuades his law partner, Clint Morgan, to help her become Steve's bookie. (Under that arrangement the money will at least remain in the family.) The plan backfires, however, when Steve's luck changes; and Melanie is forced to sell her diamonds and antiques in order to pay his winnings. Steve then persuades his friends to place their bets through him, and Melanie's losses mount. The mysterious appearance of this new bookie arouses the curiosity of both Steve and his pals and also of Tony Gagoots, the syndicate boss. All trails lead to the Floods' apartment, and Melanie is forced to confess. When Steve discovers that Tony's singer girl friend, Saturday Knight, could turn the gangster over to the authorities, Steve suggests that Tony marry her to prevent her from testifying against him. Tony agrees, and Steve charges him $18,000 for legal advice--the exact amount needed to cover Melanie's bookie debts.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 19 Dec 1962
Production Company
Amro Productions; Claude Productions; Mea Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Four Horse-players Are Missing by Alexander Rose (New York, 1960).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in southern California.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1962

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1962