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Best Gambling Comedy Titles!

Mr. Lucky (1943) | All Through the Night (1941) | Du Shen / God of Gamblers (1989)

Mr. Lucky

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Plot: It tells the story of a romance between a shady gambler and a wealthy socialite in the early days of World War II.  Cary Grant plays gambler, Joe Adams, who takes on the identity of a dead gangster in order to avoid the draft. Adams plans to use a war relief charity to get his gambling operation up and running, until he falls in love with Lorraine Day and has a change of heart.

Cast:
Cary Grant    …     Joe Adams / Joe Bascopolous
Laraine Day    …     Dorothy Bryant
Charles Bickford    …     Hard Swede
Gladys Cooper    …     Captain Veronica Steadman
Alan Carney    …     Crunk
Henry Stephenson    …     Mr. Bryant
Paul Stewart    …     Zepp
Kay Johnson    …     Mrs. Mary Ostrander
Erford Gage    …     Henchman
Walter Kingsford    …     Commissioner Hargraves
Florence Bates    …     Mrs. Van Every

All Through the Night

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Plot:
Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty’s partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor

Cast:

Humphrey Bogart    …     Gloves Donahue
Conrad Veidt    …     Ebbing
Kaaren Verne    …     Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell    …     Mrs. Donahue
Frank McHugh    …     Barney

Peter Lorre    …     Pepi
Judith Anderson    …     Madame
William Demarest    …     Sunshine
Jackie Gleason    …     Starchy (as Jackie C. Gleason)

Phil Silvers    …     Waiter
Wallace Ford    …     Spats Hunter (as Wally Ford)
Barton MacLane    …     Marty Callahan
Edward Brophy    …     Joe Denning
Martin Kosleck    …     Steindorff
Jean Ames    …     Annabelle

Du Shen AKA GOD OF GAMBLERS
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Plot:
Do San (the God of gamblers) is a legendary gambler helped by his supernatural abilities. He undertakes to help a friend pay a debt by beating his friend’s advisory at the card table. Despite being assigned a bodyguard Do San has a freak accident which leaves him with partial memory loss and at a mental stage of a child. The small time hustler Knife, his side-kick and his girl friend, being responsible for the accident takes care of the retarded Do San. After some time they discover that he has not lost all of his powers and takes him on a round at the local gambling halls. After being chased by both Knife’s loan-shark and enemies closer to the home of Do San, a final showdown at the card tables may take place.

Cast:
Yun-Fat Chow    …     Ko Chun / ‘The God of Gamblers’ (as Chow Yun Fat)
Andy Lau    …     Michael Chan / Little Knife / Dagger
Joey Wang    …     Jane
Fong Lung    …     Ko Yee (as Lung Fong)
Fui-On Shing    …     Kau
Charles Heung    …     Lung Wu / ‘Dragon’
Sharla Cheung    …     Janet (as Man Cheung)
Man Tat Ng    …     Brother Shing
Hon Lam Bau    …     Chan Kam-Shing
Michael Chow Man-Kin    …     Casino Manager


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