The Gambler


1h 49m 1974

Brief Synopsis

Alex Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some bad guys that chase his. Despite of all this he cannot stop gambling.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gambler
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1974

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Axel Freed is a well-respected professor of literature at a New York university and he has a serious gambling addiction. In spite of a long losing streak, Axel will still bet on anything and is in debt to his bookies for $44,000, far more than he can afford to pay back. After borrowing money from his mother, grandfather, and girlfriend, Axel still owes thousands of dollars to a bookie named Hips who is growing impatient. Finally, Axel wins big again, but instead of paying Hips, he keeps the money, gambles with is, and loses it all. Now in debt to several bookies again, Axel starts getting threatening visits from several "collectors" from the underworld.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gambler
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1974

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1974

Re-released in United States on Video February 21, 1995

Released in United States 1974

Re-released in United States on Video February 21, 1995