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The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Western | 5 March 1953 (UK)
In 1854, Mississippi riverboat honest card gambler Mark Fallon wins young Laurent Dureau's diamond necklace family heirloom which, in the end, will bring him happiness and tragedy alike.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writer:

Seton I. Miller
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tyrone Power ... Mark Fallon
Piper Laurie ... Angelique 'Leia' Dureau
Julie Adams ... Ann Conant (as Julia Adams)
John McIntire ... Kansas John Polly
Paul Cavanagh ... Edmond Dureau
John Baer ... Laurent Dureau
Ron Randell ... George Elwood
Ralph Dumke ... F. Montague Caldwell
Robert Warwick ... Gov. Paul Monet
William Reynolds ... Pierre Loyette
Guy Williams ... Andre Brion
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Storyline

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Trivia

Both Tyrone Power and Guy Williams played the role of Zorro/Don Diego de la Vega, in the feature film The Mark of Zorro (1940) and the TV series Zorro (1957), respectively. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Gambler from Natchez (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

HAITIAN DEVIL SONG
Written by LeRoi Antoine; sung by him with chorus
Danced by Gwen Verdon
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User Reviews

 
An enjoyable movie
17 December 2005 | by JimjnxSee all my reviews

Excellent and a bit different action type story line. Great mix, of old world, upper echelon Mississippi River gambling life. Also the rift between "commoners" and the "rich elite" who like to make believe they don't have all the same feelings and faults like us average folk. It has a good supporting cast as well. Tyrone Power was a bit older by this move but we all age and he still looks darn good. He also is still a fine actor and personality and can command the screen too. It's has some excellent sword play and it also provides a bit of a real fencing education. Besides all that it's in color and It's got Julie Adams and Piper Laurie too!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Held vom Mississippi See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$5,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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