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5 Card Stud (1968)

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The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.



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Complete credited cast:
Van Morgan
The Rev. Jonathan Rudd
Lily Langford
Nick Evers
Katherine Justice ...
Nora Evers
Marshal Dana
Ruth Springford ...
Mama Malone
Little George
Sig Evers
Bill Fletcher ...
Joe Hurley
Dr. Cooper
Eldon Bates
Don Collier ...
Mace Jones


After a card shark is caught cheating, he is taken out and lynched by the drunkards he was playing against. Soon afterwards, the men who were in the lynch mob start being murdered, one after another; all by hanging. Who will be killed next and who is responsible? Is it one of the original party seeking to cover their accursed deed, or perhaps the mysterious Rev. Jonathan Rudd, who has recently arrived in town? Written by Alfred Jingle

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From the producer of The Sons of Katie Elder, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Last Train from Gunhill. See more »


Western | Mystery


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22 November 1968 (France)  »

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Five Card Stud  »

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Robert Mitchum narrowly escaped being crushed by a falling camera during filming. See more »


When Nick is shot and dumped into the grave there is blood on his upper body, but there is no blood or bullet hole visible on his shirt. See more »


Van Morgan: You've preached a lot of funerals around here lately. You got something new for this one?
The Rev. Jonathan Rudd: The funeral is for the living, Mr. Morgan. I'll say what his folks want to hear: that Nick Evers was a good son, a good brother, a loyal friend and a respected citizen.
Van Morgan: You think you won't gag on all that?
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Mercy's Call
by Howard Doane (as W.H. Doane) and Fanny Crosby (as F.C. Van Al Styne)
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Unusual star-laden western...a bit haggard at times, but the plot is a good one
17 December 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Tightly-wound tale of bitter revenge, with lots of shooting and a high body count. In the gold-mining town of Rincon, Colorado, a tinhorn cheating at cards is lynched by his fellow poker players, who then find themselves at the mercy of a serial killer intent on picking them off one by one. Strong adaptation of a novel by Ray Gaulden provides the perfect opportunity for Robert Mitchum to get back into preacher's garb (following "The Night of the Hunter"), though Dean Martin as a professional gambler looks a bit piqued around the gills. There's some confusion in the final third regarding an important plot-twist, and Roddy McDowall's sniveling lynch-mob leader is wearing, however the salty mood of the piece and the mercurial characters are intriguing and enjoyable. As sagebrush whodunits go, this one stands fairly tall in an uncrowded genre. Yaphet Kotto is excellent as a no-nonsense bartender, while Inger Stevens provides a smart, sophisticated love-interest for Dino playing a barbershop proprietress-cum-madame (another unusual facet). *** from ****

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