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Poker Alice (1987)

Alice Moffit, 'Poker Alice', has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with her cousin, John, when she wins a house ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Alice Moffit
Tom Skerritt ... Jeremy Collins
George Hamilton ... Cousin John Moffit
Richard Mulligan ... Sears
David Wayne ... Amos
Susan Tyrrell ... Mad Mary
Pat Corley ... McCarthy
Paul Drake Paul Drake ... Baker
Annabella Price Annabella Price ... Miss Tuttwiler
Mews Small ... Baby Doe (as Merrya Small)
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig ... Gilmore
Liz Torres ... Big Erma
Gary Grubbs ... Marshal
John Bennett Perry ... Frank Hartwell
Ed Adams Ed Adams ... Harris
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Alice Moffit, 'Poker Alice', has been disowned by her Boston family because of her incurable penchant for gambling. She is travelling the West with her cousin, John, when she wins a house in a poker game on a train. The 'house' turns out to be a bordello, which she decides to run until she can sell it. She falls for a bounty hunter, Jeremy Collins, who is about to settle down in California. Marrying him would mean ending the life-long relationship between the two cousins. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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The Wild West is about to get wilder!

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Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rainha do Poquer See more »

Filming Locations:

Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last film project for David Wayne. See more »

Quotes

Cousin John Moffit: We'd like to go to New Orleans.
Amos: From here?
Cousin John Moffit: Well, we got to here from there. You do have trains going East don't you? They don't just all go West and disappear, do they?
Amos: We got just as many going East as going West. That's kinda the way it works out.
Cousin John Moffit: When is the, er, next one?
Amos: Four days.
Cousin John Moffit: Four days?
Amos: Well now, there's a westbound going through tomorrow morning. You can take that as far as Cake City, if you've a mind to, and lay over there for the eastbound.
Cousin John Moffit: Is there nothing at all until tomorrow ...
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fun and rollicking western
11 May 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

'Poker Alice' is a fun film featuring Elizabeth Taylor as a poker player extraordinaire who delights in taking money off unsuspecting men in the the Wild West.

There's not much more to say about this film. It's funny, it's fun, it has brawls, guns, derring-do, a bounty hunter (Tom Skerritt), a Bible-bashing Puritan (George Hamilton), and a brothel full of prostitutes who can't read and who are scared of picking up the Good Book on a Sunday.

Taylor does well in a film that hardly stretches her, but gives her a chance to use that dimpled smile and little girl voice she's had at her disposal since childhood.

Amongst the support cast is Richard Mulligan (Burt from 'Soap') and Susan Tyrell; plus David Wayne, who had been a charming foil to bigger stars in 1940s films like 'Adam's Rib'.


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