The Gambler (1938 film)

The Gambler (German: Der Spieler) is a 1938 German drama film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and starring Eugen Klöpfer, Lída Baarová and Hedwig Bleibtreu. It is based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Gambler. Because of the scandal over Baarová's affair with Joseph Goebbels, followed by her return to Czechoslovakia, the film was withdrawn from cinemas three days after its release. It was not given a release again until 1950. A similar fate had befallen another film of hers A Prussian Love Story.[1]

The Gambler
Directed byGerhard Lamprecht
Produced byFranz Vogel
Written by
Starring
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyOtto Baecker
Edited byFritz C. Mauch
Production
company
  • Euphono-Film
  • Kreutzberg-Produktion
Distributed byTobis Film
Release date
  • 1 September 1938 (1938-09-01)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryGermany
LanguageGerman

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert Herlth and Heinrich Weidemann.

A separate French-language version Le Joueur (1938) was also released, with Pierre Blanchar and Viviane Romance.

Cast

References

  1. Kreimeier p. 246

Bibliography

  • Kreimeier, Klaus (1999). The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918–1945. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-22069-0.
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