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A Big Hand for the Little Lady (Big Deal At Dodge City) (1966)

A Big Hand for the Little Lady
7.4 Rating
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7.4 IMDB rating

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Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Meredith
Jason Robards

Jason Robards

Henry Drummond
Paul Ford

Paul Ford

C.P. Ballinger
Charles Bickford

Charles Bickford

Benson Tropp
Burgess Meredith

Burgess Meredith

Doc Scully
Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Otto Habershaw
Robert Middleton

Robert Middleton

Dennis Wilcox


Written by
Sidney Carroll

Sidney Carroll

(written by)


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6 Angry Card Players

1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 9 2:00
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'A Big Hand for the Little Lady' is not one of the best films I've seen this year, but it is one of the most unusual and one which has left an impression on me.

A comedy western, the movie follows a family of three, of whom the father of the family, Meredith (Henry Fonda), get's involved in a game of poker against the wishes of his wife (Joanne Woodward), due to an apparent gamblin... read more

A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY

6 years, 3 months ago at Jul 20 11:33
1 vote
This is a most unusual film which on the face of it appears to be a Western but how can this be when there is no gunfight on the town's main street, no saloon fights or bar room brawls, no sheriff to keep order and put the bad guys in jail, no Indians - in fact not much action of any kind that would usually be associated with a Western film. So what is the appeal of this extraordinary film where m... read more
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Description: A high-stake poker game. The participants include some of the wealthiest men in the West. Into this rarefied atmosphere trudges an impoverished farmer who, despite the protests of his wife, plunks down his last dollars to join the game. Halfway through the proceedings, he falls ill. With quiet desperation, his wife sits down daintily ... (more)
Release date: 1 July 1966
Western (4), 1966 (3), Poker (2), Comedy (2), Drama (2), Swindle (1), Good Cast (1), Card Game (1), Henry Fonda (1), 1960s (1), 60's (1), Scam (1)
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" Director: Fielder Cook Starring: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards and Paul Ford A high-stake poker game. The participants include some of the wealthiest men in the West. Into this rarefied atmosphere trudges an impoverished farmer who, despite the protests of his wife, plunks down his last dollars to join the game. Halfway through the proceedings, he falls ill. With quiet desperation, his wife sits down daintily at the table and says in a firm voice "Gentlemen, how do you "


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" Director: Fielder Cook Starring: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford, Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton and John Qualen A high-stake poker game. The participants include some of the wealthiest men in the West. Into this rarefied atmosphere trudges an impoverished farmer who, despite the protests of his wife, plunks down his last dollars to join the game. Halfway through the proceedings, he falls ill. With quiet desperation, his wife sits"


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" Plot: Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. Genre: Comedy | Drama | Western Director: Fielder Cook Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards"


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“'A Big Hand for the Little Lady' is not one of the best films I've seen this year, but it is one of the most unusual and one which has left an impress”

Wow, this is one fascinating review. You say this is a Western, which is one of my least favourite film genres. You say it consists mostly of a poker game - a game towards which I have absolutely no i
Michael M posted a review 1 year, 6 months ago

6 Angry Card Players

“'A Big Hand for the Little Lady' is not one of the best films I've seen this year, but it is one of the most unusual and one which has left an impression on me.

A comedy western, the movie follows a family of three, of whom the father of the family, Meredith (Henry Fonda), get's involved in a game of poker against the wishes of his wife (Joanne Woodward), due to an apparent gambling addiction. Meredith continually loses hand after hand, forcing him to bet on everything his family owns.

There's real inspired genius with this film, the majority of the movie is one long drawn out game of poker which faces many unusual complications. The movie's humor is very subtle, which I find ideal for Henry Fonda, as evident by both this and his performance in the movie 'Mister Robert” read more

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A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY

“This is a most unusual film which on the face of it appears to be a Western but how can this be when there is no gunfight on the town's main street, no saloon fights or bar room brawls, no sheriff to keep order and put the bad guys in jail, no Indians - in fact not much action of any kind that would usually be associated with a Western film. So what is the appeal of this extraordinary film where most of the story takes place during a long drawn out card game in the back room of the town's hotel? The tension mounts as stranger in town Henry Fonda is tempted to get into the high stakes poker game with some wealthy cattlemen after he had promised his wife (Joanne Woodward) that he would give up gambling. Obviously, he does join the game and is convinced that he has been dealt a hand that can'” read more