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Play Girl

Play Girl(1932)

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A beautiful but ambitious young woman named Buster Green attends a dance with her boyfriend Elmer, who has agreed to provide a date for Buster's roommate, Georgine Hicks, her co-worker at the Mayfield Department Store. The blind date, Wallie Dennis, turns out to be a handsome, carefree man who immediately falls for Buster. After a whirlwind romance, they marry and travel to Canada, where Buster is impressed by Wallie's generousity, but is unaware that he is getting his money from gambling. Wallie hits a losing streak, and when Buster discovers the truth, he vows to reform. After they return home from their honeymoon, Wallie breaks his promise, and even when he learns that Buster is pregnant, he cannot stop his compulsion. Buster believes Wallie has withdrawn money from their savings account to spend gambling and throws him out, only learning later that he used the money to buy a baby carriage. Forced to return to work at Mayfield's, she uses her meager earnings to bet on a horse named "Baby Mine." The horse wins but the bookie pockets her money and tells her that instead of playing her hunch, he placed her bet on the favorite. By coincidence, Wallie is there and starts a fight with the bookie to get his wife's money. A police raid interrupts them and the couple is arrested. Because Buster is pregnant, the police send her to the hospital and let Wallie off without a charge. Buster, who has been terribly afraid of childbirth because her mother died giving birth to her, is comforted by Wallie's return and they are reconciled. They have a baby girl and Wallie bets that their next child will be a boy.