5 Card Stud

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5 Card Stud
5CardStyd1968Poster.jpg
US Film Poster
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Produced by Hall Wallis
Written by Marguerite Roberts
Starring Dean Martin
Robert Mitchum
Inger Stevens
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Daniel L. Fapp
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 31, 1968 (1968-07-31)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $3,500,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western mystery film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum. The script, based on a novel by Ray Gaulden, was written by Marguerite Roberts, who also wrote the screenplay of True Grit for Hathaway the following year.

Plot

In 1880, a gambler in the small town of Rincon, 100 miles from Denver, Colorado is caught cheating at a five-card stud poker game. The players, led by the volatile Nick Evers, take the cheating gambler to hang him. One of the players, Van Morgan, tries to prevent the others from administering frontier justice, but is unable to stop the man's lynching. Morgan leaves town, but later returns when he hears that a couple of the other players from that ill-fated game have become victims of grisly murders.

The town has a new resident, a stern and somewhat edgy Colt .45-carrying Baptist preacher named Reverend Rudd. As more members of the lynch mob are killed off one by one, it becomes clear that someone is taking revenge, and it is up to Morgan to solve the mystery. Finally, only he is left. He discovers the identity of the killer just in time.

Cast

Production notes

The song led by Rudd at his first service in Rincon is "Mercy's Call," a late-19th-century Baptist hymn written by W.H. Doane.

This film marked one of the last appearances of Inger Stevens, and the second time Mitchum played an unorthodox preacher (the first being 1955's The Night of the Hunter). This film brought together director Henry Hathaway and Dean Martin for a second time. The first was the 1965 film The Sons of Katie Elder. Martin plays a gunslinger and performs the title song.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.

External links

DVD reviews

  • DVD Savant review by Glenn Erickson
  • DVD Verdict review by Eric Profancik
  • digitallyOBSESSED! review by Mark Zimmer
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