The Gambler

  • 1958
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Screen adaptation of Dostoyevsky done in an obvious, overblown style that wallows in melodramatics. The story details the sordid life of an aging general who lives high on the hog in 19th-century France while waiting for his elderly, rich aunt to die so he can claim her fortune. In the meantime, he cons a dim-witted French adventurer into providing more

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