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A lady outsmarts the gents
The "gents" are rude, overbearing, and try their damnedest to ignore the other half of the population, but they cannot in Joanne Woodward's case! She worms her way into the BIG poker game in a very clever way. This movie degrades women like every other western, but also shows how women can sometimes triumph. The music is terrific! If you love westerns like I do, (even though the treatment of women in the old west was deplorable), you will enjoy Jason Robard's snideness, Henry Fonda's "illness", and Kevin McCarthy's graciousness. The twist ending is fascinating, and the whole movie addresses problems many people have to deal with in their lifetimes; gambling, and marriage being two huge ones.
- Butch Servoss
It's too bad they couldn't get anyone good to be in their movie! At least four Oscar winners, and a host of some of the greatest character actors. The film offers comedy, suspense, remarkable character development and, to top it all off, a twist at the ending. All this in a film that the whole family could see. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
Poker for Dummies.
- Frank Harris Horn
Academy Award winners, Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robards, Jr. lead an all-star cast in this excellent Comedy-Western, in which Fonda plays a retired gambler, who suffers a heart attack during a high-stakes poker game, and his wife (Woodward) agrees to take over for him, and hopefully bluff her way to come up with the winning hand. An outstanding roster of character actors along with a neat surprise ending, too. Also starring Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Paul Ford, Kevin McCarthy, Virginia Gregg, John Qualen, Robert Middleton, James Kenny, Gerald Michenaud, Jim Boles, Allen Collins, Noah Keen, Mae Clarke, Milton Selzer & Ned Glass. Charles Bickford died on November 9, 1967.
Excellent con movie! If you liked The Sting you'll like this one!
This is an excellent "entertainment" movie. Loved it - just wish I could find available. Worth having in personal library.