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5 Card Stud (1968)

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

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Marguerite Roberts (screenplay), Ray Gaulden (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Van Morgan
Robert Mitchum ... The Rev. Jonathan Rudd
Inger Stevens ... Lily Langford
Roddy McDowall ... Nick Evers
Katherine Justice ... Nora Evers
John Anderson ... Marshal Dana
Ruth Springford ... Mama Malone
Yaphet Kotto ... Little George
Denver Pyle ... Sig Evers
Bill Fletcher Bill Fletcher ... Joe Hurley
Whit Bissell ... Dr. Cooper
Ted de Corsia ... Eldon Bates
Don Collier ... Rowan
Roy Jenson ... Mace Jones
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Five Card Stud See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico City, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The casting of Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum produced no chemistry on screen or off. Martin stayed in his trailer all the time watching television when they were not filming, and the critics felt he had just phoned in his performance. See more »

Goofs

Despite the most of the men during 1880s having facial hair, the film shows surprisingly few men who do. Being clean shaven in eras before running water was difficult and the custom was for most men to have full beards and mustaches. See more »

Quotes

Van Morgan: You mean you came over 100 miles just to tell me that?
Little George: I'd have come farther.
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Soundtracks

5 Card Stud
Sung by Dean Martin
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Maurice Jarre
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Fun, but not deep
9 November 2012 | by danc-26See all my reviews

The musical score was at times interesting, at times odd and out of place. Martin and Mitchum are fun to watch. McDowell as the villain is not the best casting choice, but he does have a sniveling quality that works. It was one of the last westerns with a polished, studio look; at that time, westerns were beginning to take on a gritty, rough-around-the-edges, contemporary feel. Denver Pyle is always a welcome ingredient in any western. The plot is interesting: Who will be the last man standing? Some of the scenes were staged poorly, but some of the dialogue was snappy. There were a few leaps of logic, but I was impressed that ammunition was referred to correctly as "cartridges," not as "bullets."


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