5 Card Stud

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  • PG
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 6.4  (4,359)

"5 Card Stud" is a 1968 western film that tells the story of a poker game that turns deadly. The movie features an all-star cast including Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, and Inger Stevens, among others. The film begins with a poker game in a Wild West town, where a group of men is playing against one another. One of the players is caught cheating, and the rest of the group decides to punish him by lynching him. Dean Martin plays the main character, a gambler named Van Morgan, who tries to prevent the lynching from happening but is unsuccessful.

Shortly after the lynching, the players start getting killed off one by one. Van Morgan teams up with a local sheriff, played by Robert Mitchum, to try and solve the murders. They soon discover that each of the players had a connection to the man who was lynched, and that someone is seeking revenge for his death. The rest of the movie follows their investigation into the murders and their attempts to stay alive.

In addition to the main plotline, there are several subplots that add depth to the characters and their relationships. One of the poker players, played by Roddy McDowall, is in love with a local woman, Lily, played by Inger Stevens. Their storyline provides a romantic subplot that contrasts with the violence and danger of the main plot.

The film features a lot of action and suspense, as the characters are constantly on the run from the killer. There are several intense chase scenes and shootouts, as well as scenes of characters sneaking around and trying to stay hidden.

The performances by the cast are excellent, with Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum in particular standing out. Martin brings his trademark charm and swagger to the role of Van Morgan, while Mitchum plays the straight-laced sheriff with a sense of world-weariness. Inger Stevens also gives a strong performance as Lily, the woman who becomes caught up in the violence surrounding the poker game.

The film's cinematography is also noteworthy, with sweeping shots of the Western landscape and close-ups of characters' faces conveying the tension and danger of the situation. In addition, the film's score, composed by Maurice Jarre, adds to the suspense and excitement of the movie.

Overall, "5 Card Stud" is an enjoyable Western that combines action, suspense, and drama. The film's talented cast and well-paced plot make it a must-see for fans of the genre, and its themes of revenge and justice are still relevant today.

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    6.4  (4,359)