Kraft Suspense Theatre: Season 1, Episode 10

The Name of the Game (26 Dec. 1963)

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A professional craps player (who is habitually broke) is offered backing of up to $1,000,000 to play for a wealthy Southerner who has the goal of winning $200,000 from a Las Vegas casino. ... See full summary »

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Pete Braven
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Ed Caldwell
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Melinda Davis
Monica Lewis ...
Mrs. Caldwell
Barry Atwater ...
Karl Hagen (as G.B. Atwater)
Steve Ihnat ...
Pit Boss
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Blonde
Quintin Sondergaard ...
Barman (as Quent Sondergaard)
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Barry (as Calvin Bartlett)
Forrest Lederer ...
Stickman
Irving Burns ...
Jock
Juney Ellis ...
Woman Player (as June Ellis)
Bob Jellison ...
Small Man
Kay Riehl ...
Old Lady
Ford Lile ...
Piano Player
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A professional craps player (who is habitually broke) is offered backing of up to $1,000,000 to play for a wealthy Southerner who has the goal of winning $200,000 from a Las Vegas casino. If successful they will split the winnings evenly. Complications include the craps players' love interest-and her boyfriend. Written by dubchi

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Slick, fast and funny
8 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A veteran Vegas craps shooter (Kelly) down on his luck is enlisted by a wealthy Southerner (Hingle) to help him win $200,000, the winnings to be split down the middle. The veteran at first has misgivings, but agrees as long as the rich man obeys his every rule at the table. Also, he has met a bewitching woman (Kovack) he thinks just might be the right one. The boisterous Hingle and the subdued Kelly, best remembered for "Maverick," are terrific together, and they have a knock-down, drag-out fight later in the episode, with help from their stunt doubles, that is both brutal and comical. The twist ending came completely out of nowhere, at least it did for me. See what you think. Kelly, a gifted actor who died too young, appeared in two other Kraft Suspense Theatre episodes and many other TV shows.


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