The Gambler

by Karel Reisz 1h51min United States 1974
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The Gambler
by Karel Reisz

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

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  • James Caan : Axel Freed
  • Paul Sorvino : Hips
  • Lauren Hutton : Billie
  • And with: Morris Carnovsky, Jacqueline Brookes


  • Director Karel Reisz
  • Scenario James Toback
  • Photo director Victor J. Kemper
  • Set Design Edward Stewart
  • Costume Design Albert Wolsky
  • Editing Roger Spottiswoode
  • Original music Jerry Fielding
  • Producer Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler
  • Production Compagny Paramount Pictures
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1974
  • Release date for France03/05/1975
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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