The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Poster

Edward G. Robinson: Lancey Howard



  • Lancey Howard : Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the wrong move at the right time.

    Cincinnati Kid : Is that what it's all about?

    Lancey Howard : Like life, I guess. You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around you're second best. You might as well learn to live with it.

  • Lancey Howard : [to Cincinnati Kid]  You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around, you're only second best.

  • Shooter : Well, Lancey, are we all set for Monday night?

    Lancey Howard : Uh-huh.

    Shooter : I can get Lady Fingers to come.

    Lancey Howard : Lady Fingers? I haven't seen that old bitch - oh, it must be at least ten years;long enough to think of her almost fondly.

  • Slade : How the hell did you know I didn't have the king or the ace?

    Lancey Howard : I recollect a young man putting the same question to Eddie the Dude. "Son," Eddie told him, "all you paid was the looking price. Lessons are extra."

  • Slade : Six stacks, is that right, Shooter?

    Shooter : Six.

    Slade : Well, we've been playing 30 hours... uh, that rate, six thousand, that makes roughly, uh, $200 an hour. Thank you for the entertainment, gentlemen. I am particularly grateful to Lancey, here; it's been a rewarding experience to watch a great artist at work. Thank you for the privilege, sir.

    Lancey Howard : Well now, you're quite welcome, son. It's a pleasure to meet someone who understands that to the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, it's simply a tool, as a language is to thought. Good evening, uh... Mr. Slade.

    Slade : Good evening, Mr. Howard.

  • Lady Fingers : How you holdin' up, Lancey?

    Lancey Howard : Lady Fingers, that young man is a stud poker playing son of a...

    Lady Fingers : He's gettin' to you, ain't he?

    Lancey Howard : No, Lady, he hasn't gotten to me.

  • Lancey Howard : [thinking on what he said to Lady Fingers]  No, Lady; he hasn't gotten to me. Not yet; but he might, he just might.

  • Lancey Howard : Women are a universal problem in our business. Of course, uh, it's purely an academic question wuth me now, but, looking back, I think it's best not to look for a fixed thing. Just tie into something nice when you're away from the action and let it wear itself out.

  • Shooter : You've been the man for a long time...

    Lancey Howard : That is undoubtedly true but don't let that fool you. I'm not ready to retire yet.

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