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Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1933 Universal film, Don't Bet on Love!!!
Ginger plays Molly Gilbert, a very sweet and levelheaded lass who is engaged to the high-rolling plumber Bill McCafferty (Lew Ayres)... until she gets her fill of Bill's gambling ways and breaks off their wedding... Although depressed about losing Molly, Bill racks up in horse wagering, hoping to win Molly's love again...but knowing that fate may well prove to be fickle in the long run...
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Keep It Gingery, y'all!
Thursday, July 14, 2016
...as for the film itself, it's a neat little low budget deal like most of the early 30's films were, clocking in at just over an hour (62 minutes, which is just under the shortest 'full-length' GingerFilm, Broadway Bad, which clocks in at 61 minutes...) - the plot is very predictable, as dude goes out and gets the 'knack' for winning at the horses, makes a heap, and then proceeds to lose it... kinda like M.C. Hammer, but without the horses...
I also took GOBS of ScreenCaps, as the copy I have is fair-to-middlin'... most of the Gingerfilms prior to this one had poor quality, and/or Ginger just wasn't in them that much... so a good film in that respect.
Well, the story ends well (hopefully not a spoiler, but you'll see the ending about 20 minutes into the film), and almost seems to land on its feet... but the final analysis is this was one of Ginger's "B&B" pics from '33, and not all that much more... but as always, a MUST view for a Gingerologist, if only to see the 'interface' with Ayres.