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Gambling Ship (1933) Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin, Cary Grant, Benita Hume, Jack La Rue, Drama

Gambling Ship (1933)
A professional gambler masquerading as a businessman boards a train and sets off across the country. During the journey he meets a lovely, wealthy young woman. This drama follows what happens after she (also a gambler in disguise) persuades him to buy a financially sinking gambling ship. At first he is reluctant, but when he learns that his enemy is running the rival ship, he purchases the vessel in hopes of getting sweet revenge. But the rival isn’t so easily destroyed and he perpetrates a devastating tragedy on the gambler’s vessel. Fortunately, it all works out for the two secret gamblers and in the end, a romance blooms amongst the ashes.
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The Story of Temple Drake (1933) Stephen Roberts, Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Drama

The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Temple Drake is a Southern belle who leads men on with her sexuality but usually leaves them wanting. She’s loved by lawyer Stephen Benbow, whom she likes but doesn’t love. While out carousing with one of her beaux, she finds herself stranded with a gang of bootleggers, one of whom, Trigger, rapes her and makes her his sex slave. When another man is accused of a murder Trigger committed, Stephen defends him and sets out to find Trigger. But he isn’t prepared for whom he finds with Trigger, or what she’s become.
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