The Big Bluff

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For the German film, see The Big Bluff (1933 film).
The Big Bluff
Poster of the movie The Big Bluff.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by W. Lee Wilder
Produced by W. Lee Wilder
Screenplay by Fred Freiberger
Story by Mindret Lord
Starring John Bromfield
Martha Vickers
Robert Hutton
Music by Manuel Compinsky
Cinematography Gordon Avil
Edited by Terry O. Morse
Planet Filmplays
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • June 5, 1955 (1955-06-05) (United States)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Big Bluff is a 1955 film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder and starring John Bromfield, Martha Vickers and Robert Hutton.[1]


The suave Don Juan Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa (John Bromfield) and his married lover Fritzi Darvel would like to take off together, but his lack of money prevents them from doing so. A chance encounter introduces Rick to the young, but terminally ill socialite Valerie Bancroft (Martha Vickers), in whom Rick sees the solution to his predicament. Rick sweeps her off her feet and they soon marry, although Valerie's entourage are suspicious of him. Rick then proceeds to try and bring about Valerie's demise so he can inherit her wealth and live the good life with Fritzi.


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