The Gambler (1974)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1974 Wide
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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James Toback made his screenwriting debut with this taut drama, loosely adapted from the story by Dostoevsky. Axel Freed (James Caan) is an intelligent and well-respected professor of literature at a noted New York university, who uses great writing as a springboard for examining moral and philosophical issues in his class. But when he's not in front of the chalkboard, Axel has a serious problem -- he's hopelessly addicted to gambling. Axel will bet on almost anything, and while he lives for the
Jan 1, 1974 Wide
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Fairly good dramatics topped by strong James Caan.
James Caan is unforgettable in this tense examination of a college professor who can't stop gambling. One of the many overlooked gems of the 1970s.
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