King of Gamblers

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King of Gamblers
King of Gamblers poster.jpg
Directed byRobert Florey
John E. Burch (assistant)
Written byDoris Anderson
CinematographyHarry Fischbeck
Edited byHarvey Johnston
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 1937 (1937-04-23)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

King of Gamblers is a 1937 American low-budget gangster film directed by Robert Florey. Akim Tamiroff takes an unusual featured role as a slot-machine racketeer whose bombing of an uncooperative barber shop leads to a murder charge. (The film was also known as Czar of the Slot Machines.)

By her own account, silent film star Louise Brooks played a bit part in the film for Florey, who "specialised in giving jobs to destitute and sufficiently grateful actresses", referring both to herself and to Evelyn Brent.[1] However, Brooks does not appear in the completed film.



  1. ^ "Louise Brooks, Stardom and Evelyn Brent", Toronto Film Society, January 13, 1975

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