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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:
This comedy is an ironic and sarcastic film, very fun. 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)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
This film provides the final screen appearance of comedian Chester Conklin, who had appeared in about 300 movies from 1913.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Meredith calls for, and receives a new deck, he has no chips in front of him. When he is shuffling the deck, his chips re-appear on the table.See more »
Quotes:
Harry Tate:[referring to Tropp] Don't he give a damn what people think, him ridin' around the country in a hearse?
Doc Joseph Scully:If you're the richest undertaker in Texas, you're entitled to a fancy rig, but if you spend your days and nights trying to keep people alive, you ride around in the likes of this.
[he shakes the reins of his carriage]
Doc Joseph Scully:Giddy-up!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hello, Ma BabySee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
This comedy is an ironic and sarcastic film, very fun., 2 August 2011
Author: psagray from Spain

This is a film that adds comedy, drama and western, and tells the story of a poker game is considered the most important of the West for the amount of money bet, personality and social highlight of the players, its long tradition (16 years of playing) and they regularly meet once year in the place, date and time agreed. The event raises great expectations and the winner becomes a folk hero of legend.

The script of the film is ironic and sarcastic. It has a good character building. The dialogue is strong, short and accurate, with artful twists free of traps and rich sense of humor, surprise, please and get to make the film a fun and entertaining work. The combination of suspense and humor is well achieved: both factors are complementary.

The film has an excellent cast, manages to recreate a powerful story, told with great austerity of means, but that keeps us interested until the last second. Henry Fonda as a parent who fails to overcome his penchant for gambling, shows modest and emotional, and plunges us into a dramatic character which threatens all our hopes. Joanne Woodward, imposes a strong woman character, ready to defend her rights until the end. And with them, Jason Robards, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton, Burgess Meredith, manage to give the best result to a story that will be well remembered and that will be good to recommend to the great fans of the card game.

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