Don’t Bet on Love. 1933. USA. Directed by Murray Roth. Screenplay by Roth, Howard E. Rogers, Ben Ryan. 62 min.
Multitalented Murray Roth had a resume that included writing lyrics for George Gershwin, writing scripts for Fox and Warners (including the first “all-talking” picture, Lights of New York), and several years as the “Director in Chief” of Warner Bros.’s Brooklyn studios, where he directed countless Vitaphone shorts starring Broadway headliners. Promoted to features by Carl Laemmle, Jr., Roth debuted with this tough-minded romantic drama, with Lew Ayres as a Manhattan plumber’s son addicted to horse racing, and Ginger Rogers, still fighting her way out of the chorus, as his perennially disappointed fiancée.
Saturday, May 13,2:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1
Wednesday, May 10,5:00 p.m.T1, Theater 1