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Don't miss this one! The first time you see it,it's absorbing and entertaining,thrilling and unforgetable.But the second time you see it,and you know what's coming,you can sit back and enjoy the performances themselves and appreciate these actors and actress for the savvy pros they are.A complete joy either way.This was originally a tv play which was fleshed out and expanded for cinematic release,but I don't know anybody who saw that original version.Some have said this film drags because of that,but I disagree strongly-I love the way the ending lingers and the characters unwind;we've come to love their company and don't want it to end.
WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE SONG PLAYED IN MOVIE. DO YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN PURCHASE THE SONG, IF IT IS AVAILABLE IN STORES? IT SOUNDED LIKE THE NAME MIGHT BE "ROSIE, YOU ARE MY POSIE."
Big Hand for little lady.
- Nan Volpe
Loved this. Watch it every time it's on. Wondering who woman is that sings "Rosie, you are my posie."
Big Hand For The Little Lady
Big Hand for the entire cast. Great fun ,so many talented performers, Together, who, sadly we will not see there like again. As another viewer has said, a film the entire family can watch. A historical show business legendary side note . The lady with the great voice and gold knobbed walking stick, singing Rosie You Are My Posie, was based on Agie Beeler the lady who took under her wing, a young boy performer named, Asa Yoelson, who in later years sang this hit song, and changed his name to Al Jolson.
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.