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The Big Boodle (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 June 1957 (Finland)
In pre-Castro Cuba, Ned Sherwood is caught between police and counterfeiters.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ned Sherwood
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Colonel Mastegui (as Pedro Armendariz)
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'Fina' Ferrer
Gia Scala ...
Anita Ferrer
Francisco Canero ...
Police Doctor (as Dr. Francisco Canero)
Louis Oquendo ...
Detective (as Luis Oquendo)
Charles Todd ...
U.S. Treasury Agent Griswold
Enrique Cruz Álvarez ...
Police Lieutenant (as Enrique Cruz Alvarez)
Rogelio Hernández ...
Miguel Salcito (as Rogelio Hernandez)
Carlos Mas ...
Chuchu
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Miguel Collada
Guillermo Álvarez Guedes ...
Casino Manager (as Guillermo Alvarez G.)
Aurora Pita ...
Linen Shop Girl
Velia Martinez ...
Salcito's Secretary
Sandro Giglio ...
Armando Ferrer
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Ned Sherwood, dealer in a Havana casino (pre-Castro), gets 500 counterfeit pesos from an anonymous, attractive blonde. Then he's beaten and wounded by two thugs trying to retrieve the bills. Then the police suspect him of being the counterfeiter. Then the real counterfeiter suspects him of having the missing plates. And someone is trying to kill Ned, who has little choice but to pursue the case himself, through a Cuban underworld where no one is what they seem. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FLYNN'S RED-HOT IN HELL-HOT HAVANA! (original ad-all caps) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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14 June 1957 (Finland)  »

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Jagd durch Havanna  »

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Trivia

This film was directed by Richard Wilson who first met Flynn when he and Orson Welles hired Flynn's yacht for The Lady from Shanghai. See more »

Quotes

Ned Sherwood: Just offer up my favorite prayer: good luck or bad, let's get it over fast.
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CHERI'S THEME
Written by Eduardo Heredio (instrumental)
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An entertaining film
3 June 2008 | by (Independence, CA USA) – See all my reviews

I recorded "The Big Boodle" when it played on TCM and expected to see a "train wreck" of a movie based on articles and books I have read. I was most pleasantly surprised to see a very entertaining film. I thought that Errol Flynn and the supporting cast were uniformly good. Errol again showed what a great star and actor he really was. The plot was plausible and the pace of the movie moved right along. I am surprised by the negative reviews. "The Big Boodle" is a more substantial film than many more critically acclaimed films... and,by that,I mean mainstream movies that are supposedly "A" quality. Errol brings a worldly weariness appropriate to his role. I was surprised to see how fit he appeared and how involved he was in his portrayal. I believe that he would have been magnificent as Rhett Butler in "Gone With The Wind" which he lost reportedly, due to Betty Davis' refusal to make that movie with him in the leading role. "The Big Boodle" shows what a serious and outstanding actor he was in even a modestly budgeted film


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