A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to San Antonio, Texas to buy a farm there. There is a poker game between the richest men in the region. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family. In the climax of the game he suffers a heart-attack. His wife then takes his place in the table. That's the only way of recovering their savings. But there is a little problem. Can anybody explain her how to play poker? Written by
Miguel A. Andrade <email@example.com>
Rule of the game: you must sit in from the beginning! And it's the wildest poker game in the west!
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Did You Know?
This film provides the final screen appearance of comedian Chester Conklin
, who had appeared in about 300 movies from 1913. See more
The songs in the final scenes, "Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)" and "Hello, Ma Baby" (aka "Telephone Rag") were both written around 1899-1900, whereas the action in the film takes place around 1880. See more
Now look, mister, the first rule of the game of poker, whether you're playing eastern or western rules, or the kind they play at the North Pole, is put up or shut up!
Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)
From the Broadway musical "Fiddle-Dee-Dee" (1900)
Written by Edgar Smith
and John Stromberg
Performed by Marilyn Powell See more