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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

In Norman Jewison's Hustler-like high-stakes poker-gambling film:

  • the scene of the climactic and suspenseful showdown 5-card stud poker game between young poker player The Cincinnati Kid or Eric Stoner (Steve McQueen) and legendary champion card player Lancey Howard or "The Man" (Edward G. Robinson) - in which the Kid's full-house (with Aces and tens) was beaten by "The Man's" straight flush (when he turned over a Jack of Diamonds) - accentuated by closeups
  • the "Kid" admitted: "I'm through" although Lancey complimented him on a good game: ("You're good, kid, but as long as I'm around, you're second best. You might as well learn to live with it")

"The Man"
(Edward G. Robinson)

The Poker Hands

The Cincinnati Kid


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