The Cincinnati Kid
Year / Countries: 1965 / USA
Directors: Norman Jewison
Cast: Steve McQueen (Cincinnati Kid), Ann-Margret (Melba), Karl Malden (Shooter), Tuesday Weld (Christian), Edward G. Robinson (Lancey Howard)
The story took place in America in the '30s. The history of young and talented poker player Eric Stoner is in the center of film “Cincinnati Kid”. He was considered the most famous Stud player in New Orleans, but it wasn’t enough for him, and he wanted the fame outside his hometown.
One day, he got a chance to prove his skills. Unbeatable professional player Lancey "Men" Howard came to New Orleans and Cincinnati Kid decided to play against a living legend at any cost. The dealer "Shooter" helped Stoner to organize the duel. “Cincinnati Kid” showed his A-game in order to prove his superiority over the opponent, but whether he could win the fight against an inimitable cheater?
Interesting facts about film:
- The film was based on the cognominal novel of Richard Jessup.
- It was nominated for a prestigious film award in the world “Golden Globe”.