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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 play this game?" End of story? Not by a long shot!
Director: Martin Campbell
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Jesper Christensen, Malcolm Sinclair, Paul Bhattacharjee and Crispin Bonham-Carter
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale - but things are not what they seem.
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Rip Torn and Joan Blondell
An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Five Card Stud (1968)
Director: Henry Hathaway
Starring: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Yaphet Kotto and Roddy McDowall
The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.
The Gambler (1974)
Director: Karel Reisz
Starring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton and Morris Carnovsky
Alex Freed is a literature professor and gambling addict. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother and finally some loan sharks, who come after him. Despite of all this, he cannot stop gambling.
Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Paul Newman,, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott
Small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson makes his living playing all-comers for small stakes but he wants to prove himself the best player in the country by beating legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats." After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to beat Fats, but only after paying a terrible personal price.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones and Sting
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw and Charles Durning
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker by creating a scam that will allow their 'mark' to appear to win bets on horse races by past-posting.
Director: Robert Luketic
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey and Aaron Yoo
Fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Director: Paul Bogart
Starring: Shirley Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Groom and Joyce Van Patten
A housewife is secretly addicted to gambling. The story chronicles how her problem is destroying her "ideal" suburban life and that of her family.
A list of my favorite films about all forms of gambling.
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