Masterpiece Theatre

Season 1 Episode 33

The Gambler (1)

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 1971 on PBS



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    • Dostoyevsky himself was a compulsive gambler, but he could usually recover his losses by getting down to work. The Gambler was written under pressure from a greedy publisher and with the rights to all of his previous works at stake. Dostoevsky dictated the book in four weeks of the year 1866 to the star pupil of a Moscow short-hand school. And then he married her.

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