The Cincinnati Kid (1965) Poster

Karl Malden: Shooter



  • 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.

  • [Shooter's wife Melba is altering a jigsaw puzzle piece with a nail file] 

    Shooter : Melba, why do you do that?

    Melba : So it'll fit, stupid.

    Shooter : No, I'm not talking about that. What I'm asking is... do you, uh, have to cheat at everything?

    Melba : At everything?

    Shooter : Yes. At... solitaire. I've yet to see you play one game of solitaire without cheating.

    Melba : So what?

    Shooter : Look, you're just cheating yourself, don't you understand? You'll be the loser, no one else but yourself!... You've ruined the puzzle, now, that doesn't go in there.

    [She forces the altered piece into place] 

    Melba : Does now.

  • 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.

  • [Slade blackmails Shooter into cheating on his dealing so the Kid will beat Howard] 

    Shooter : Hey, why are you doing this? It can't be for money.

    Slade : Yes, for my kind of money, gut money. I wanta to see that smug old bastard gutted. Gutted!

    Shooter : Like he gutted you.

    Slade : Yes, that's right, that's right!

  • 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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