Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Italian Turtles 2019

- The Killing Death 2008

- Dolls 2019

- Double Face 1969

- Terror in the Skies 2019

- Hexing 2017

- Five Minute Rush 2017

- Daisy Derkins vs. the Bloodthirsty Beast of Barren Pines 2019

- Kiss Kiss 2019

- The Chair to Everywhere 2019

- The Surreal Project 2019

- The Affliction Table 2018

- Hallowed Ground 2019

- The Big Clock 1948

- Trash Arts Killers: Volume Two 2019

- Rondo 2018

- Being Without 2018

- Shed 2019

- Clinton Road 2019

- Khrustalyov, My Car! 1998

- A Record of Sweet Murder 2014

- Firstborn 2017

- Das Wundern des jungen Ulysses 2019

- The Incessant Fear of Rape 2018

- The Dragon Unleashed 2018

- Yakuza Law 1969

- Murder Made Easy 2019

- Chasing Shadows 2018

- Jumper 2019

- Bunkheads 2018

- Chase 2019

- Emily's Hands 2018

- Raiders of the Hidden Donald Trump Fetish Doll 2018

- The Grand Duel 1972

- Silencio 2018

- Room for Rent 2019

- Extra Innings 2018

- Keoma 1976

- Blood & Oil 2019

- Eyes and Prize 2018

- On the Trail of Bigfoot 2019

- The Shipment 2018

- Nox 2019

- The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire 1971

- House of Lexi 2019

- Astro 2018

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

The Gambler and the Lady

UK 1952
produced by
Anthony Hinds for Hammer/Exclusive, Lippert Pictures
directed by Paul Jenkins, Sam Newfield
starring Dane Clark, Naomi Chance, Meredith Edwards, Thomas Gallagher, Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Forwood, Kathleen Byron, Martin Benson, George Pastell, Julian Somers, Max Bacon, Mona Washbourne, Jane Griffiths, Anthony Ireland, Enzo Coticchia, Richard Shaw, Percy Marmont, Robert Adair, Mark Singleton, André Mikhelson, Paul Sheridan, Robert Brown, David Keir, Hal Osmond
music by Ivor Slaney

Hammer noir

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

Tony (Dane Clark) is a gangster from the USA who has come over to London to run a line of nightclubs and gambling dens, and both his business sense and his ruthlessness have brought him to the top before long - and being at the top, he can even afford to oppose the Colonna boys (Eric Pohlmann, Enzo Coticchia), a gangster duo from Italy who wants to take over his organisation - using whatever needs necessary.

But Tony has also a softer side, one that makes him want to be a member of British aristocracy, and to that end he tries to learn decent manners and the like - even though in his heart he might always remain a gangster. Then he meets Lady Susan Willens (Naomi Chance), member of a somewhat impoverished noble family who is somewhat tired of aristocrats and who soon falls in love with rather wild but gentle Tony, because he is different from all the aristocrats she knows.

Before long though, Susan's brother Peter (Anthony Forwood) and her dad (Percy Marmont), who have invested in a goldmine, take an interest into gangster Tony - or more precisely his money -, because they want him to further finance the goldmine. With this, Tony sees his chance to go legitimate and to really get involved with aristocracy, & thus he finally does sell all his gambling dens and clubs to the Colonnas after all and invests every last penny into the goldmine - bad idea, because soon the whole goldmine business is uncovered as a hoax, and suddenly Tony finds himself pennyless.

Meanwhile, a former employee of Tony, Jacko (George Pastell), whom Tony fired because he stole some money, plots his revenge on Tony, and blows the whistle on three gambling dens of the Colonnas (for whom he works now), then convinces them that it was Tony who betrayed them.

Furiously, the Colonnas have Tony's best friend (Meredith Edwards) shot, which in turn causes Tony to plot revenge.

It all culminates in a shootout in which the Colonnas and Jacko are all shot, but Tony emerges unharmed - only to be, run over by his former lover Pat (Kathleen Byron) who just couldn't stand losing him when leaving the scene of the crime ...

The film ends with Tony breathing his last in Susan's arms.


In parts, this film isn't uninteresting, but overall, it suffers from a weak and directionless script that introduces way too many narrative threads for the film's relatively short running time (approx 75  minutes), only to have all of them resolved rather suddenly in the finale leaving open way too many questions. Pity.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find The Gambler and the Lady
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find The Gambler and the Lady here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find The Gambler and the Lady at

Thanks for watching !!!



Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.


Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner


Out now from




On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD