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Inside straight (1951)

Inside straight (1951)

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Director Gerry Mayer, nephew of MGM-head Louis B. Mayer, proved that nepotism had nothing to do with his hiring by turning out the first-rate historical melodrama Inside Straight. The film begins in 1870 San Francisco, as the city is threatened with financial disaster due to overspeculation on the Comstock Lode. David Brian stars as local tycoon Rip MacCool, who in a series of flashbacks recalls his rise to prominence. While wheeling and dealing with other people's money, MacCool loves and loses two wives: Lily Douvane (Arlene Dahl) takes him for every penny he's got, while Zoe Carnot (Paula Raymond) dies in childbirth. Back in the present, MacCool is forced to make a fateful decision that will, for once, benefit someone else rather than himself. In a supporting role as town banker Ada Stritch, Mercedes McCambridge figures prominently in the final sequence, in which everything hinges on the titular poker hand.

Cast

David Brian
as Rip MacCool
Arlene Dahl
as Lily Douvane
Barry Sullivan
as Johnny Sanderson
Paula Raymond
as Zoe Carnot
Claude Jarman Jr.
as Rip MacCool (age 16)
Monica Lewis
as Cafe Singer
John Hoyt
as Flutey Johnson
Roland Winters
as Alexander Tomson
Barbara Billingsley
as Miss Meadson
Richard Hale
as Undertaker
Hayden Rorke
as Carlson
Jerry Hartleben
as John MacCool (age 3)
Dale Hartleben
as John MacCool (age 8)
Lou Nova
as Connegan
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Flatly directed by Gerald Mayer, nephew of MGM-head Louis B. Mayer.

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