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Two Dollar Bettor

1951

New to betting on the horses, a middle-aged man has good fortune at first and thinks that gambling is a good source of income. Then his luck turns. Finding himself in dire financial straits, he is tempted to take money from the vault of the bank where he works. Currently rated 7.1 at the IMDB (here). (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television.


Two Dollar Bettor is a 1951 black-and-white B-movie film noir film.

Plot

A middle-aged man who places a two-dollar bet on a horse at the track and wins. The widower with two teenaged daughters becomes hooked on gambling and within a week he begins cashing in his life savings to pay off his bookie. To make matters worse, he's being grifted by a beautiful con woman and her husband for thousands of dollars. To try to get even, the man begins betting on long shots.

Cast

  • Steve Brodie (actor) as Rick Bowers, alias Rick Slate
  • Marie Windsor as Mary Slate
  • John Litel as John Hewitt alias John Ramsey
Former Little Rascals star Carl Switzer (Alfalfa) is also in the film.

Category:Films directed by Edward Cahn
Category:Jack Broder Productions Inc. films
Category:1951 films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1950s crime drama films

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