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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

TV-14 | | Drama | 30 October 1965 (Japan)
An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

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Cajun (as Emile Genest)
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Storyline

In 1930s New Orleans, the Cincinnati Kid, a young stud poker player who travels from one big game to the next, stopping along the way up with various girls, is pitted against the legendary champion card-sharp Lancey Howard in a high-stakes poker game. Written by alfiehitchie

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He'd take on anyone, at anything, anytime ....it was only a matter of who came first! See more »

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Drama

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30 October 1965 (Japan)  »

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Cincinnati Kid  »

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Box Office

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$15,260,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was Ring Lardner Jr.'s first major studio work since his 1947 blacklisting as one of The Hollywood Ten. See more »

Goofs

The trailer for this movie ends with the title of the movie and the copyright statement, :(C) MCMXLV BY MERTO-GOLDWYN-MAYER, INC.

The roman numerals are for 1945 not 1965, which is when the movie was released. See more »

Quotes

Cincinnati Kid: Listen, Christian, after the game, I'll be The Man. I'll be the best there is. People will sit down at the table with you, just so they can say they played with The Man. And that's what I'm gonna be, Christian.
Christian: I know.
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Connections

Referenced in Sing si lip yan (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got You Under My Skin
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
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One of the best movies I've ever seen
27 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

The opening scene is riveting. Well cast with Robinson, McQueen and Malden in top form and most supporting roles convincing. The flavor of old New Orleans is undeniable.

The plot line is a familiar one - - the new lion challenging the old king, this time at a poker table. The results are not predictable and the action leading to the climax is gripping.

Subplots support the main story line even though the female characters are just a bit too glamorous to be believable. The novel the movie is based upon is rather spare and a great deal of the dialog and minor actions were added when the screenplay was written.

A most enjoyable and satisfying motion picture!


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