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The Lady Pays Off (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | October 1951 (USA)
The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks ... See full summary »

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Douglas Sirk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Darnell ... Evelyn Walsh Warren
Stephen McNally ... Matt Braddock
Gigi Perreau ... Diana Braddock
Virginia Field ... Kay Stoddard
Ann Codee ... Marie
Lynne Hunter Lynne Hunter ... Minnie
Nestor Paiva ... Manuel
James Griffith ... Ronald
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Croupier
Katherine Warren ... Dean Bessie Howell
William Newell ... Bartender (as Billy Newell)
Paul McVey ... Speaker
Tristram Coffin ... Carl
Judd Holdren ... Face
Nolan Leary ... Doctor
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The naive Evelyn Warren, elected shool-teacher of the year by Time Magazine, goes to Las Vegas, where she loses a lot of money. In order to pay her debts, casino-manager Matt Braddock asks her to take care of his sad little daughter Diana. Written by <merlaud@studi.mathematik.hu-berlin.de>

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The Most Beautiful I.O.U. a Gambler Ever Collected...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elena paga il debito See more »

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1.37 : 1
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How could Evelyn have been Teacher of the Year?!
15 January 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the film begins, Evelyn (Linda Darnell) is being recognized nationally at the Teach of the Year...and promptly flips out. Soon she's in Reno...gambling and trying life on the wild side. Her foray doesn't last very long and soon she's accumulated a huge debt to the casino and Matt Braddock (Stephen McNally) proposes a way for her to settle the debt. She'll become the teacher for Mr. Braddock's daughter and soon the daughter finds Evelyn to be the perfect potential mother! This scheme is derailed slightly when Ms. Stoddard shows up...and she has her sights set on Braddock!

This is a nice little romantic film--light, fun and with a cute kid to round out the picture. Not a great romance but just the bill for a date night movie.


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