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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 November 1935 (USA)
Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the ... See full summary »

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Stephen Roberts
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Colman ... Paul Gallard
Joan Bennett ... Helen Berkeley
Colin Clive ... Bertrand Berkeley
Nigel Bruce ... Ivan
Montagu Love ... Director
Frank Reicher ... Second Assistant Director
Lionel Pape ... Thid Assistant Director
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Office Man
André Cheron André Cheron ... Dealer (as Andre Cheron)
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Russian prince goes to Monte Carlo just after World War I with money supplied him by Parisian Russians. He wins but the casino operators want him honor the tradition of returning to the tables. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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He had he BAD LUCK to win ten millions. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre que saltó la banca en Montecarlo See more »

Filming Locations:

Monte Carlo, Monaco See more »

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Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Ronald Colman (1962) See more »

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
(1892) (uncredited)
Written by Fred Gilbert
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With an independent air
13 January 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I've said it before that I could watch Ronald Colman on scene reciting the Monte Carlo phone directory. But in a role tailor made for him he's magnificent.

I can't think of anyone else who could have played the part of the gallant Russian exile prince who now drives a taxi in Paris. His fellow exiles chip in some money to him and send him off to Monte Carlo as the song goes with an independent air. And apparently a lot of luck because the becomes the proverbial Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo.

But as tradition demands it the casino wants him to honor the house with a chance to get even. And Colman's not having any of that. So the casino manager Montagu Love sends out an agent and her handler in the persons of Joan Bennett and Colin Clive to get him back by fair means or foul.

I think you can see where this is going, but the devil may care exile prince fits Colman better than that glove fit OJ. Colman fans should appreciate his performance in a film that while not one of his classic roles is one totally suited to him.


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