5 Card Stud

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5 Card Stud
5CardStyd1968Poster.jpg
US Film Poster
Directed byHenry Hathaway
Produced byJoseph H. Hazen
Written byMarguerite Roberts
StarringDean Martin
Robert Mitchum
Inger Stevens
Music byD.H. Doane
Maurice Jarre
F.C. Van Al Styne
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
Edited byWarren Low
Release date(s)
  • July 31, 1968 (1968-07-31)
Running time103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$3,500,000 (US/ Canada)[1]
 
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This article is about the 1968 Western film. For the 2002 romance film, see 5 Card Stud (2002 film). For the poker game, see Five-card stud.
5 Card Stud
5CardStyd1968Poster.jpg
US Film Poster
Directed byHenry Hathaway
Produced byJoseph H. Hazen
Written byMarguerite Roberts
StarringDean Martin
Robert Mitchum
Inger Stevens
Music byD.H. Doane
Maurice Jarre
F.C. Van Al Styne
CinematographyDaniel L. Fapp
Edited byWarren Low
Release date(s)
  • July 31, 1968 (1968-07-31)
Running time103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$3,500,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

5 Card Stud is a 1968 Western, released by Paramount Pictures. Directed by Henry Hathaway, 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. The film features Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

This film marked the last appearance of Inger Stevens. Two years after she did both this film and another Western Hang 'Em High, Stevens committed suicide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1968", Variety, 8 January 1969 p 15. Please note this figure is a rental accruing to distributors.

External links[edit]

5 Card Stud at the Internet Movie Database

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