The Girl and the Gambler

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The Girl and the Gambler
Directed by Lew Landers
James Anderson (assistant)
Produced by Cliff Reid
Written by Joseph A. Fields
Clarence Upson Young
Based on play The Dove by Willard Mack
Starring Tim Holt
Leo Carillo
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 16, 1939 (1939-06-16)[1]
Country United States
Language English

The Girl and the Gambler is a 1939 Western film starring Tim Holt. It was an early starring Western for Holt who would replace George O'Brien as the studio's main Western star.[2]

The film was based on a play which had been filmed by RKO in 1932 as Girl of the Rio.[3]

It was originally called The Dove.[4]



The New York Times called it "a dead duck".[5]


  1. ^ "The Girl and the Gambler: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Girl and the Gambler at TCMDB
  3. ^ Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p132
  4. ^ R.K.O. Will Release Laurel-Hardy Comedy: Donat Films Named Stevenson Gets Lead Newlywed Series Set Guild Plans Cinema MacMurray Testing Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] May 10, 1939: 19.
  5. ^ THE SCREEN By FRANK S. NUGENT. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] June 28, 1939: 24.

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