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5 Card Stud (1968)

PG  |   |  Western, Mystery  |  22 November 1968 (France)
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The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

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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, strangling, or smothering. 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 »

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Western | Mystery

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

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When Van Morgan is playing poker in the opening scene he has a shirt on with two pockets that button down. The next morning after he crawls into town after being hit on the head the night before he has on a shirt with one pocket. See more »

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[explaining why a murdered black man should be allowed to be buried in the graveyard with deceased whites]
The Rev. Jonathan Rudd: Well, they all look alike to the worms.
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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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"When a gambler lets his game wind up in a killing, pretty soon he doesn't have a game."

Despite his attempt to stop the execution, Van Morgan (Dean Martin) was hit by a gun on his head and thrown out, at night, in the streets of Rincon, Colorado and the clumsy crook was lynched…

Feeling uncomfortable, Van Morgan leaves for Denver the next day … In the days of his absence, two of the seven card players have been dead, one being drowned in a flour barrel, the other got it with a twist of wire…

For Little George (Yaphet Kotto) who went to see Van in Denver, it looks to him somebody is out to kill every man at that party which is a real good reason for Van to steer clear of Rincon if he is figuring on coming back…

Meanwhile, a gold rush has brought a bunch of outsiders to the town so, on his return, Morgan finds new faces like Jonathan Rudd (Robert Mitchum), the preacher with a Bible in his hand and a Colt in his belt ; and Lily Langford (Inger Stevens), with her elegant barbershop and her gorgeous lady 'barbers.'

Robert Mitchum plays the man who is looking for the man who is looking for him… Tension mounts when Nick Evers (Roddy McDowall) saves the hunter a long hunt… Dean Martin waits as the gambler who doesn't bank on his cards, because if he does, he winds up broke…


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