Friday, March 19, 2010

Any Number Can Play (1949)

Any Number Can Play (1949). Drama. Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Clark Gable, Alexis Smith, Audrey Totter and Mary Astor.

Any Number Can Play, Movie Trailer.
I just saw the movie Any Number Can Win, for the first time. This story will pull at your heart strings. Clark Gable Is wonderful playing a dangerous man playing a dangerous game.

 The story begins when Charley Enley Kyng, the owner of a casino, is diagnosed with heart disease, his doctor advises him to give up his way of life. Charley knows that it is time to quit and reconnect with his wife and son.

Charley takes his doctor's advice and decides to go on a fishing trip. Before leaving, the family enters the Casino just as gambler Jim Kurstyn, who is on a winning streak, is about to bankrupt the casino. Will Charley lose his family and his casino?

Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993), was signed to a contract by Warner Bros. after being discovered by a talent scout while attending college.

Her earliest film roles were uncredited parts, and it took several years for her career to gain momentum. Her first credited role was in the feature film, Dive Bomber (1941), playing the female lead opposite Errol Flynn.

Her appearance in,The Constant Nymph (1943) led to bigger parts.

During the 1940s she appeared alongside Errol Flynn in, Gentleman Jim (1942) and San Antonio (1945) (in which she sang a special version of the popular ballad "Some Sunday Morning"), Humphrey Bogart in The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947), Cary Grant in a  fictionalized version of the life of Cole and Linda Porter in Night and Day (1946), and Bing Crosby in Here Comes the Groom (1951).

Among Smith's other films are: Rhapsody In Blue (1945), Of Human Bondage (1946) and The Young Philadelphians (1959).

Smith had a recurring role on the television series Dallas as Clayton Farlow's sister Jessica Montford in 1984 and again in 1990.

She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the sitcom Cheers in 1990.

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