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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:
How can a film with this cast possibly go wrong? A constant delight. See more (50 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)
John Breen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Claudia Bryar ... Mrs. Price (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)
Chick Hannan ... Poker Spectator at End (uncredited)
Buck Harrington ... Barfly (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Kevin McKenzie (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Rt. Rev. Mr. Monckton (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Barfly (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Townsman (uncredited)
Natalie Masters ... Mrs. Stribling (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jackie Minty ... Preston Drummond (uncredited)
Marilyn Powell ... Singer (uncredited)
Kenneth Sanborn ... Saloon Bystander (uncredited)
Chick Sheridan ... Poker Spectator at End (uncredited)
Henry Slate ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Ted Smile ... Poker Spectator at End (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (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)
 
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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:
Jason Robards plays a character named Henry Drummond. In 1988 he would play a character with the same name in the completely unrelated TV movie version of Inherit the Wind (1960).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:
Jesse Buford:That's a bargain all right, but a bargain ain't a bargain unless it's something you need.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Hello, Ma BabySee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
How can a film with this cast possibly go wrong? A constant delight., 3 May 2007
Author: ozthegreatat42330 from Central City, Kentucky

With Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Charles Bickford, Kevin McCarthy, Burgess Meredith and Paul Ford how can a movie fail? Certainly not this little jewel handsomely directed by Fielder Cook, normally a director of the small screen. But from the very beginning the film announces that it is going to be a lot of fun. Five of the wealthiest men in the territory drop whatever they are doing and gather once a year for a marathon poker game in a winner takes all stake. Into this rides Henry Fonda and his wife and son, on the way to Texas to make a new start. He is an on the wagon ex gambler, who instantly falls off when he finds out about the game and is suckered in by the meanest group of tightfisted sarcastic card players in the west. Just when he finally gets the hand he has been waiting for he has a heart attack, and his wife has to take over for him. What will happen and what hand is she holding? If you want to find out you just have to see this great little film for yourself.

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