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Very first time a pinball was shown in a film

December 5, 2011

“The Women in his Life” (1933).  It is the oldest film I’ve heard of which has a pinball in it.

In the opening scene of the film, the character played by Otto Kruger makes a bet with the woman that if he beats her score, well, basically, that she’ll shack up with him!  It appears that Kruger’s character, a hotshot lawyer with questionable morals, is using some sort of cheating device on the plunger.

So now the question is, what game is it?  It looks vaguely like Contact, but clearly it isn’t.  If you know, please reply in the Comments section.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jonny 0 permalink*
    December 19, 2011 8:13 am

    Thanks for posting that. Looks like I will have to track that one down. I will link on the front page. :-)

  2. Mr pinballfan permalink
    December 19, 2011 4:10 am

    hi!
    or maybe another pinball history here from the movie : bullets or ballots http://youtu.be/q2gMCidGwc0

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