The Lady Gambles
A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
—Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>
David Boothe is a desperate man. He hasn't seen his wife Joan for a year as she's been on a gambling spree that has degraded her t to clip-joint B-girl in order to finance her obsession. She's been badly beaten after using loaded dice in a crap game in a sordid Chicago alleyway and lies unconscious in an intensive care trauma unit. Boothe knows that family guilt lies at the core of Joan's compulsive gambling habit, and he begs the cynical trauma physician to recommend suitable rehabilitation for his addicted wife. In an effort to convince the jaded doctor of the severity of her condition, he retells the circumstances of the couple's fateful trip to Las Vegas only a little over a year before.
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