Grand Slam (1933)





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Paul Lukas plays a nightclub headwaiter who rises to fame as a bridge expert. He marries hat check girl Loretta Young, likewise a card fanatic. Lukas and Young find themselves vying for the national bridge championship, which results in the expected frictions. All is forgiven in the climactic scenes, in which silver-tongued radio commentator Roscoe Karns gives a play-by-play of the "big game" while director William Dieterle uses freeze frames and slow motion to beef up the tension. Grand Slam is quite an eye-opener for fans of Loretta Young, who displays an unusually generous amount of thigh in her nightclub outfit.
Classics , Comedy , Romance
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Warner Bros.


Paul Lukas
as Peter Stanislavsky
Loretta Young
as Marcia Stanislavsky
Glenda Farrell
as Blondie
Helen Vinson
as Lola Starr
Frank McHugh
as Philip
Walter Byron
as Barney
Lucien Prival
as Gregory
Tom Dugan
as Artie
Lee Moran
as Harry
Emma Dunn
as Sob Sister
Reginald Barlow
as Theodore
Harry C. Bradley
as Bridge Match Referee
Roscoe Karns
as Contest Radio Announcer
DeWitt Jennings
as Private Detective R.J. Flynn
George Cooper
as Angry Bridge Player
John Sheehan
as Standing Bridge Player
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Full Review… | January 27, 2006
New York Times
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It can't make its opening bid of seven spades.

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
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Full Review… | January 8, 2006
Film Threat

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