Grand Slam

Grand Slam is a 1933 American comedy film directed by William Dieterle and Alfred E. Green, starring Paul Lukas, Loretta Young, and Frank McHugh. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 18, 1933. A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.


A waiter, Peter Stanislavsky (Lukas), learns the game of bridge as a favor to his new bride Marcia (Young), whose entire family excels at that card game. When he gets lucky and defeats a bridge champion, Cedric Van Dorn (Gottschalk), he jokingly claims "the Stanislavsky method" is how he was victorious, and soon becomes world-famous as a bridge expert.

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    director William Dieterle
    editor Jack Killifer
    genre comedy
    keywords bridge card game contract bridge game joke question
    musicBy Milton Ager
    producer Hal B. Wallis
    productionCompany First National Pictures
    publisher Warner Bros.