I recently finished watching Gambling City(Sergio Martino, 1975).
Great little crime/drama/thriller. Its about the card shark, Luca, played by who else? Luc Merenda, in full on smiley mode. He is pitted against Corrado Pani, who plays a great villain, the son of “The President”, a mobster confined to a wheelchair, who runs the underground gambling dens that Luca attends. Luca is romantically involved with Corrado’s girl, who eventually tries to get away from him, with the help of Luca, but their past has a habit of creeping up on them. Plenty of shootings, although it surprised me the Merenda does not kill one person. Most of the deaths are mobsters against other mobsters, plus Corrado kills someone in a very cruel fashion. Nice jazzy soundtrack, but the opening title theme is a bit too jokey, as it sounds like something that should be in a Trinity film. I loved the chase music, combined with a great all around performance by Dayle Haddon, so a fair 8/10 from me.
P.S. I’m selling my Noshame copy of the dvd if anyone is interested.