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The Cincinnati Kid (1965) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Norman Jewison and produced by John Calley and Martin Ransohoff.

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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 16, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The opening images of The Cincinnati Kid are nearly inexplicable but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. Steve McQueen brushes past a funeral procession of African-Americans complete with a groovin’ brass band. Then there’s a bit of a needless opening gambit where he’s... Read full article


The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

By Beatrice on Aug 24, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Cincinnati Kid Directed by Norman Jewison Written by Ring Lardner Jr. and Terry Southern from a novel by Richard Jessup 1965/USA Filmways Pictures/Solar Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Lancey Howard: I recollect a young man putting the same question to Eddie the Dude. “Son,”... Read full article


The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

By Google profile on Nov 4, 2011 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. "You're just not ready for me yet" - Cincinnati Kid Most classic film enthusiasts consume films at a high rate. I am not one of those people. My slow rate of consumption leaves for a l... Read full article


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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.


[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!


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Spencer Tracy was originally cast as Lancey Howard but poor health forced him to withdraw and he was replaced by Edward G. Robinson.
Mitzi Gaynor campaigned for the role of "Lady Fingers", but it ended up going to Joan Blondell. Rumors are abound as to why Blondell got the role, with the most common being that Gaynor and Ann-Margret did not quite get along.
This is the second movie in which Edward G. Robinson plays a gambler that features a straight flush in diamonds. Smart Money has the final credits superimposed over this hand, which is also the final hand in this movie.
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