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5 Card Stud (1968)

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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Pancho Villa " s son, Trinidad, appears here. See more »

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When Rev. Rudd opens the cut-out bible before shooting Nick Evers, the left page header shows the chapter is Exodus and the header of right page (the first cut-out page) shows the chapter is Leviticus. Later, when he opens the bible to shoot Van, the left page has a large "Leviticus" chapter title partway down, which it didn't have before. See more »

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Van Morgan: Wanna do me a favor Mama?
Mama Malone: Depends.
Van Morgan: If I'm not back by dark, will you flip that last chair up?
Mama Malone: What if you do get back?
Van Morgan: Well, I'll just sit down and play me some cards - for money.
Mama Malone: About time. A man don't work, he ain't respectable.
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5 Card Stud
Sung by Dean Martin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Maurice Jarre
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Great sleeper western
3 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

The corrosion of any sort of quality in the screenwriting of recent decades makes tight plotting a surprise wherever one finds it. Here it is. The ongoing verbal duel between Martin and Mitchum is Shakespeare compared to the posturing of recent tough-guy flicks. Also see Martin's acting in "Rio Bravo" to find significant talent in an often-overlooked comic actor.


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