Strike It Rich

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Strike It Rich is a 1990 romantic comedy film directed by James Scott and loosely based on the 1955 novella Loser Takes All by Graham Greene. The film stars Robert Lindsay, Molly Ringwald, and John Gielgud. A London accountant on his honeymoon gets swept away by gambling fever…

In the 1950s, a young American woman living in London, Cary Porter (played by Ringwald), starts working in a large multinational company where she meets accountant Ian Bertram (played by Lindsay). He falls in love with her and soon proposes. The head of the company, Herbert Dreuther (played by Gielgud), suggests they get married and to pay for a honeymoon in Monte Carlo, as well as the use of his yacht.

Unfortunately, the well-meaning Herbert quickly forgets about the couple and his promise to send his yacht. When he doesn’t arrive, Ian decides he has a good way to win at roulette to pay their hefty hotel bill. As he gets involved in gambling, he leaves Cary to her own devices. Although his plan works and he wins big, enough to pay their bill, get them home and have plenty of money left over, their marriage is in big trouble.

  • 1990
  • James Scott
  • English