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Director:
Writer:
Sidney Carroll (written by)
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Release Date:
1 July 1966 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rule of the game: you must sit in from the beginning! And it's the wildest poker game in the west! See more »
Plot:
Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Delightful little treasure See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Fonda ... Meredith

Joanne Woodward ... Mary

Jason Robards ... Henry Drummond

Paul Ford ... C.P. Ballinger

Charles Bickford ... Benson Tropp

Burgess Meredith ... Doc Scully (as Burgess Meridith)

Kevin McCarthy ... Otto Habershaw
Robert Middleton ... Dennis Wilcox

John Qualen ... Jesse Buford
Jean-Michel Michenaud ... Jackie (as Gerald Michenaud)
James Berwick ... Sam Rhine (as James Kenny)
Allen Collins ... Toby
Jim Boles ... Pete

Virginia Gregg ... Mrs. Drummond

Chester Conklin ... Old Man in Saloon

Mae Clarke ... Mrs. Craig

Ned Glass ... Owney Price

James Griffith ... Mr. Stribling
Noah Keen ... Sparrow
Milton Selzer ... Fleeson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Barfly Doc Talks To (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Barfly (uncredited)
Richard Alexander ... Barfly (uncredited)
Mark Allen ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Barfly (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ... Barfly (uncredited)
John Breen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Price (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Cokes ... Barfly (uncredited)
William Cort ... Arthur (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Barfly (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Bartender (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Harry Tate (uncredited)
Tony Giorgio ... Steamboat (uncredited)
Louise Glenn ... Celie Drummond (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Buck Harrington ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chester Hayes ... Barfly (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Kevin McKenzie (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Rt. Rev. Mr. Monckton (uncredited)
Harvey Karels ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Barfly (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Natalie Masters ... Mrs. Stribling (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jackie Minty ... Preston Drummond (uncredited)
Gerry Okuneff ... Barfly (uncredited)
Marilyn Powell ... Singer (uncredited)
John Roy ... Barfly (uncredited)
Kenneth Sanborn ... Saloon Bystander (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Henry Slate ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... Casino Patron (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Tracy ... Barfly (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Cashier (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Barfly (uncredited)

Directed by
Fielder Cook 
 
Writing credits
Sidney Carroll (written by)

Produced by
Fielder Cook .... producer
Joel Freeman .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George R. Rohrs  (as George Rohrs)
 
Production Design by
Robert S. Smith  (as Robert Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
 
Production Management
Joel Freeman .... production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
 
Art Department
Joseph Musso .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (as Everett Hughes)
 
Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Raksin .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Norman Stuart .... dialogue supervisor
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Big Deal at Dodge City" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
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Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Big Hand for a Little Lady and The Sting (1973) are both movies about swindling big shot gamblers who were used to swindling unsuspecting players. These two movies are also connected by the actors who starred in them. Joanne Woodward, who starred in 'Big Hand', was married (for 50 years) to Paul Newman, who starred in 'The Sting'.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Sam Rhine says that The five richest men in the territory are in the back room playing for blood. At the time the movie is set, circa 1880, Texas had been a state for about 40 years.See more »
Quotes:
Henry Drummond:Let's play cards.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Ma Blushin' Rosie (Ma Posie Sweet)See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Delightful little treasure, 1 June 2000
Author: John Greenwald (johnedit@bigfoot.com) from Lowell, Mass.

Comedy-drama about annual monster poker game in Texas. Henry Fonda plays a poker player on the wagon, but he gets into the game anyway. His performance is excellent, conveying complicated, conflicting emotions. Joanne Woodward, as Fonda's wife, has grit, with a sweet Virginia accent

The film's visual style revealed the director's TV background: lots of angled two- and three-shots. Lee Garmes was the cinematographer, and he gives the film a deep, rich look.

First rate supporting cast does tend to yell too much. And twist ending isn't that much of a surprise, but it's neat anyway.

This picture is a treasure! Who knew?

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