Joan Crawford as Vienna, the casino owner, in the Western, "Johnny Guitar"(1954). The man in the photo is possibly Sterling Hayden, who played Johnny Guitar. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. "A businesslike syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. " "When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David [Robert Preston] to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story.Hayward won a Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal. Publicity shot for "Gilda." Yes, it is from the movie "Gilda." She is wearing the same dress and has the same chips as in my "Gilda" lobby card . Publicity shot for "Destry Rides Again," "The Spoilers,"or "Rancho Notorious"?Ona Munson: Victor Mature and Ona Munson in wonderful scene of the main roulette pit (upper picture) in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1941), the great Josef von Sternberg noir movie about degradation, revenge and addiction.Tallulah Bankhead at baccarat table in "The Cheat" (1931), a pre-code film about an aristocratic married woman who succumbs to a rich man to hide her losses at baccarat and then her charity money in the stock market. Myrna Loy, Asta and William Powell in "Song of the Thin Man" (1947), the 6th and final Thin Man film. Many scenes take place on an off-shore gambling ship.The caption to the still says, "I'll have to give you an I. In the still on the left, Powell is holding chips and a roulette layout is seen in the background.Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman.
I recommend renting it, if only for the mesmerizing, funny and sad, incredible scenes early in the movie with Garry Marshall as the Desert Inn Casino Manager.Ava Gardner: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Melvyn Douglas (l to r) in "The Great Sinner" (1949), a must-see gambling-related movie. ." Marilyn Monroe: Eli Wallach taking bets on Marilyn Monroe's ping pong game in "The Misfits" (1961).Ponderous in many places, but worthwhile because: 100% of the dialogue is about 19th century gambling and gambling addiction and philosophy; "A" production with elaborate scenes of 19th century Prussian gambling casinos and costumes; great supporting cast; Ava Garndner never looked more beautiful. (I'd like some confirmation about that scene.) Wallach is grabbing cash, and Monroe has a ping pong paddle in her right hand.With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight...," per IMDb. "Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives.
She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions.
Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again.