New York Film Locations

The Gambler (1974)

Last Updated: Nov 2012

Axel Freed (James Caan) is a New York City English professor with a gambling addiction that begins to spiral out of control. In the classroom, Freed inspires his college students with his interpretations of Dostoevsky's work. In his personal life, Axel has the affection of the beautiful Billie (Lauren Hutton) and the admiration of his family, including his mother Naomi, a doctor, and his grandfather, a wealthy businessman. Unbeknownst to them, Axel's reckless gambling on basketball games has left him with a huge debt.

Bathgate Avenue and East 191st Street, Bronx.


Bandshell, Central Park (from 66th to 72nd Street) Manhattan.


West 30th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.



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