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The Big Boodle (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 14 June 1957 (Finland)
In pre-Castro Cuba, Ned Sherwood is caught between police and counterfeiters.


Richard Wilson


Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Robert Sylvester (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Ned Sherwood
Pedro Armendáriz ... Colonel Mastegui (as Pedro Armendariz)
Rossana Rory ... 'Fina' Ferrer
Gia Scala ... Anita Ferrer
Jacques Aubuchon ... Miguel Collada
Sandro Giglio Sandro Giglio ... Armando Ferrer
Charles Todd Charles Todd ... U.S. Treasury Agent Griswold
Carlos Mas Carlos Mas ... Chuchu
Guillermo Álvarez Guedes Guillermo Álvarez Guedes ... Casino Manager (as Guillermo Alvarez G.)
Velia Martinez Velia Martinez ... Salcito's Secretary
Aurora Pita Aurora Pita ... Linen Shop Girl
Rogelio Hernández Rogelio Hernández ... Miguel Salcito (as Rogelio Hernandez)
Francisco Canero Francisco Canero ... Police Doctor
Louis Oquendo Louis Oquendo ... Detective (as Luis Oquendo)
Enrique Cruz Álvarez Enrique Cruz Álvarez ... Police Lieutenant (as Enrique Cruz Alvarez)


Ned Sherwood, dealer in a Havana casino (pre-Castro), gets 500 counterfeit pesos from an anonymous, attractive blonde. Then he's beaten and wounded by two thugs trying to retrieve the bills. Then the police suspect him of being the counterfeiter. Then the real counterfeiter suspects him of having the missing plates. And someone is trying to kill Ned, who has little choice but to pursue the case himself, through a Cuban underworld where no one is what they seem. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FLYNN'S RED-HOT IN HELL-HOT HAVANA! (original ad-all caps) See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

14 June 1957 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jagd durch Havanna See more »

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Monteflor Inc. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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This film was directed by Richard Wilson who first met Flynn when he and Orson Welles hired Flynn's yacht for The Lady from Shanghai. See more »


'Fina' Ferrer: [raising her glass] Will I be able to finish this one? We left the other four places so suddenly.
Ned Sherwood: When I go, I go. The story of my life.
'Fina' Ferrer: I think I would be afraid to hear the story of your life.
Ned Sherwood: You're dead right!
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Written by Evaristo Tafoya (instrumental)
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A very tired film featuring an even more tired Errol Flynn
3 June 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

For fans of Errol Flynn, this is a rather tough film to watch. That's because after a lifetime of wild living and booze, the once handsome actor looks pretty lousy for a 48 year-old. He's puffy, flat and lacks the spark and charm that made him a matinée favorite in previous decades. Here, he's just "phoning it in" in a low-budget and rather dull film and it's only of much interest to fans with morbid curiosity or who want to see every film this star made.

The story has Flynn playing a lowly blackjack dealer in a Cuban casino--quite a comedown compared to other characters he'd played in the past. While it is interesting to see street scenes of pre-Castro Cuba, the rest of the film is a dull affair concerning Errol being tossed, quite innocently, into a bunch of murderous counterfeiters. Because he was no longer the glamorous hero, he spends most of the film being beaten up and hassled. The best fight for him is at the end when he barely manages to beat up a doughboy-like villain. Not exactly CAPTAIN BLOOD or ROBIN HOOD--it's really a shame Flynn's final films are generally of this low quality.

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