5 Card Stud
|5 Card Stud|
US Film Poster
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Produced by||Joseph H. Hazen|
|Written by||Marguerite Roberts|
|Music by||D.H. Doane
F.C. Van Al Styne
|Cinematography||Daniel L. Fapp|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$3,500,000 (US/ Canada)|
5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western 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.
In the 1880 town of Rincon, Colorado, a gambler is caught cheating at a five-card stud poker game. 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 been murdered.
The town has a new resident, a stern 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.
- Dean Martin as Van Morgan
- Robert Mitchum as The Rev. Jonathan Rudd
- Inger Stevens as Lily Langford
- Roddy McDowall as Nick Evers
- Katherine Justice as Nora Evers
- John Anderson as U.S. Marshal Al Dana
- Ruth Springford as Mama Malone
- Yaphet Kotto as Little George
- Denver Pyle as Sig Evers
- Bill Fletcher as Joe Hurley
- Whit Bissell as Dr. Cooper
- Ted de Corsia as Eldon Bates
- Don Collier as Rowan
- Roy Jenson as Mace Jones
- "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.
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