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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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Henry Fonda Henry Fonda
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

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Sidney Carroll Sidney Carroll
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6 years, 6 months ago at Apr 9 2:00
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The opening of A Big Hand for the Little Lady has so much frantic build up, the scoping scenery shots as far as the eye can see with a grand western music score and for what? A game of poker; but rightfully so as this may be the best poker movie I’ll ever see. I don’t know how to play poker nor do I have any interest in cards, but it doesn’t stop me from being absorbed in this fascinating an... read more


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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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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!
Release date: 1 July 1966
Tags: Western (4), 1966 (3), Drama (2), Comedy (2), Poker (2), 1960s (1), Card Game (1), Scam (1), Henry Fonda (1), Good Cast (1), Swindle (1), 60's (1)
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