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Now I'll Tell (1934)

Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »

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Virginia Golden
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Al Mossiter
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Tommy Doran
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Freddie Stanton
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Jack Hart
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Tommy Doran Jr.
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George Curtis
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Peppo
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Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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8 June 1934 (USA)  »

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Final film of Alice Calhoun. See more »

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Peggy Warren: I was born in the Virgin Islands.
Murray Golden: You must have left there when you were quite young.
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Fooling with the Other Woman's Man
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Music by Harry Akst
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How can a guy make over $600,000 back during the 1910s, add to it in the 20s and later go broke?!
15 December 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Spencer Tracy stars as Murray Golden, a compulsive gambler who is very good at his craft. Virginia (Helen Twelvetrees) is inexplicably in love with him and agrees to marry him. However, most of their marriage, Murray is gambling or running around with his floozy, Peggy (Alice Faye)...yet still Virginia loves him and listens to his many promises he never keeps. At one point, he promises to stop gambling when he makes $200,000...and doesn't. Then, he amasses nearly $650,000 during the 1910s...and yet he doesn't quit. It's obvious Murray is hooked and can't stop and this will end up being the case until he falls flat on his face...which, ultimately, has to happen. You just can't winning or cheating on your wife forever, can you?

There is a major problem with this film that keeps it from being a really good film. Despite good acting (after all, it stars Spencer Tracy), the main character is despicable...no two ways about it. He is an amoral liar...and how can they expect the audience to care about him in the least?! To make things worse, the ending drags on WAY too long.


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