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5 Card Stud (1968)

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Ray Gaulden (from a novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Van Morgan
Robert Mitchum ... Rev. Rudd
Inger Stevens ... Lily Langford
Roddy McDowall ... Nick Evers
Katherine Justice ... Nora Evers
John Anderson ... Marshal Dana
Ruth Springford ... Mama Malone
Yaphet Kotto ... Little George
Denver Pyle ... Sig Evers
Bill Fletcher ... Joe Hurley
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Cooper
Ted de Corsia ... Eldon Bates
Don Collier ... Rowan
Roy Jenson ... Mace Jones
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Storyline

After a card shark is caught cheating, he is taken out and lynched by the drunkards he was playing against. Soon afterwards, the men who were in the lynch mob start being murdered, one after another; all by hanging, strangling, or smothering. Who will be killed next and who is responsible? Is it one of the original party seeking to cover their accursed deed, or perhaps the mysterious Rev. Jonathan Rudd, who has recently arrived in town? Written by Alfred Jingle

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Dealing you a hand in the most exciting suspense Western ever played! See more »


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Trivia

Robert Mitchum narrowly escaped being crushed by a falling camera during filming. See more »

Goofs

Al Dana refers to himself as a "simple town marshal" but the sign outside his office says he is a U.S. Marshal. See more »

Quotes

Van Morgan: I didn't hear you say amen.
Little George: I don't believe in it.
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Soundtracks

Hymn:
Mercy's Call"
by Howard Doane (as W. H. Doane) and Fanny Crosby (as F. C. Van Al Styne)
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Great sleeper western
3 September 2001 | by occupant-1See all my reviews

The corrosion of any sort of quality in the screenwriting of recent decades makes tight plotting a surprise wherever one finds it. Here it is. The ongoing verbal duel between Martin and Mitchum is Shakespeare compared to the posturing of recent tough-guy flicks. Also see Martin's acting in "Rio Bravo" to find significant talent in an often-overlooked comic actor.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Card Stud See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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