5 Card Stud


1h 43m 1968

Brief Synopsis

A mysterious killer stalks the players from a card game that ended in violence.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 10 Jul 1968
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Durango, Mexico
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Glory Gulch by Ray Gaulden (New York, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

In 1880, a stud-poker game in Rincon, Colorado, ends violently when one of the players, a stranger, is lynched for attempting to cheat. Gambler Van Morgan, who alone tried to prevent the hanging, decides to move on to Denver. After he leaves, a gold rush hits Rincon, bringing with it the self-ordained Rev. Jonathan Rudd, a fire-and-brimstone preacher, and Lily Langford, a madam with a group of lady barbers. After learning that two of the poker players have been murdered, Van returns to Rincon, despite the warning of bartender Little George that someone may be planning to kill every man who played in the game. While Van divides his time between tracking down the killer and diverting himself with both Lily and Nora Evers, two more of the game's participants are murdered. Unknown to Van, the killer is Reverend Rudd, whose brother was the lynch victim; he was supplied with the names of the other players by Nora's brother, Nick, who claims he tried to circumvent the hanging, although he actually instigated it. After killing Little George on Evers' advice, Reverend Rudd discovers that Nick was the ringleader of the lynching and that Van was also in the card game. Rudd outdraws Nick and then goes after his final victim, but the preacher is killed in the final shootout. Van leaves once more for Denver, bidding farewell to both Nora and Lily.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Western
Adaptation
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Chicago opening: 10 Jul 1968
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Durango, Mexico
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Glory Gulch by Ray Gaulden (New York, 1967).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Well, they all look alike to the worms.
- The Rev. Jonathan Rudd
I didn't hear you say amen.
- Van Morgan
I don't believe in it.
- Little George
You mean you came over 100 miles just to tell me that?
- Van Morgan
I'd have come farther.
- Little George

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Durango, Mexico. Copyright claimants: Paramount Pictures, Hal B. Wallis, and Joseph H. Hazen.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States July 12, 1968

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1968

Released in USA on video.

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1968

Released in United States July 12, 1968 (Chicago)