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The Cincinnati Kid Details

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Steve McQueen stars as the Cincinnati Kid, a crackerjack New Orleans stud poker player. Tired of chicken feed, the Kid decides to challenge The Man (Edward G. Robinson), the reigning poker champ, who is in town for a private game. The Shooter (Karl Malden), another gambling pro, arranges a game between the Kid and the Man, with the Shooter dealing. The game is compromised by the intervention of Slade (Rip Torn), an old foe of the Man's who tries to fix the outcome. The Kid finds out about this and tells Slade to get lost, preferring to win fair and square. The outcome is in the cagey hands of The Man, who is smart enough to do (as one reviewer put it) the wrong thing at the right time. The Cincinnati Kid was based on the novel by Richard Jessup. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 15, 1965

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joan Blondell Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1965 Nominee

Cast

Steve McQueen
as The Cincinnati Kid
Edward G. Robinson
as Lancey Howard
Ann-Margret
as Melba
Karl Malden
as Shooter
Tuesday Weld
as Christian
Joan Blondell
as Lady Fingers
Rip Torn
as Slade
Jack Weston
as Pig
Cab Calloway
as Yeller
Jeff Corey
as Hoban
Theo Marcuse
as Felix
Milton Selzer
as Sokal
Karl Swenson
as Mr. Rudd
Emile Genest
as Cajun
Ron Soble
as Danny
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Rudd
Midge Ware
as Mrs. Slade
Dub Taylor
as Dealer
Andy Albin
as Referee
Robert DoQui
as Philly
Claude Hall
as Gambler
John Hart
Sandy Kevin
as Poker Player
Gregg Martell
as Danny's Henchman
Burt Mustin
Barry O'Hara
as Eddie
Hal Taggart
as Bettor
Charles Wagenheim
as Old Man
Howard Wendell
as Howard, Poker Player
William Zuckert
Pat McCaffrie
Donald Elson
Hal Taggart
as Bettor
Barry O'Hara
as Eddie
Gregg Martell
as Danny's Henchman
Sandy Kevin
as Poker Player
Robert DoQui
as Philly
Andy Albin
as Referee
Charles Wagenheim
as Old Man
Claude Hall
as Gambler
Howard Wendell
as Howard, Poker Player

Crew

Norman Jewison
Director
John Calley
Producer
Martin Ransohoff
Producer
Richard Jessup
Book Author
Terry Southern
Screenwriter
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Screenwriter
Philip H. Lathrop
Cinematographer
Dorcas Cochran
Songwriter
Lalo Schifrin
Composer (Music Score)
Hal Ashby
Editor
Edward C. Carfagno
Art Director
George W. Davis
Art Director
Henry W. Grace
Set Designer
Hugh Hunt
Set Designer
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