The Cincinnati Kid

  • 1965
  • 1 HR 42 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

An attempt to do for poker what THE HUSTLER did for pool, THE CINCINNATI KID succeeds on its own, but it might have been a classic with some more attention paid to the script and, perhaps, a little humor sandwiched in to relieve the suspense. McQueen is The Kid, a formidable gambler who has built a strong reputation among those in the know. He's in New...read more

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Oscar-nominees and Golden Globe-winners Steve McQueen ("Bullit," "The Great Escape") and Ann-Margret ("Grumpy Old Men") and Oscar-honoree Edward G. Robinson ("Double Indemnity," "Little Caesar") star in this suspenseful drama about a brash new poker player who takes on a hardcore veteran in a high stakes game in New Orleans. Co-starring Oscar-winner Karl Malden ("Streetcar Named Desire," "On the Waterfront"), Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner Rip Torn ("The Larry Sanders Show," "Men in Black"), and Oscar-nominees Joan Blondell ("Grease") and Tuesday Weld ("Looking for Mr. Goodbar"). Blondell received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Directed by Academy Award-winner Norman Jewison ("Moonstruck").

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