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|Five Card Stud|
Actors: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Katherine Justice
Director: Henry Hathaway
Genres: Westerns, Classics, Mystery & Suspense
No Description Available. Genre: Westerns Rating: PG Release Date: 2-MAY-2006 Media Type: DVD
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Five Card Dud
Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 03/08/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The idea of teaming Robert Mitchum with Dean Martin certainly had potential, but no one bothered to provide a worthwhile vehicle. "Five Card Stud" (1968) is a ludicrous Western "whodunit" directed by the usually reliable Henry Hathaway. Nothing works here - even Dino's title song falls flat. It's hard to believe Mitchum turned down "The Wild Bunch" in favor of this turkey."
A mystery western
B. W. Fairbanks | Lakewood, OH United States | 05/31/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A poker game ends in a hanging when one of the players is accused of cheating. Shortly thereafter, the players are murdered one by one. A western with a novel mystery angle, "Five Card Stud" is certainly no classic, but it is an easygoing, thoroughly enjoyable oater with Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum well-matched as adversaries. It is Roddy McDowell, however, who steals the show as the bad seed brother of Katherine Justice."
Entertaining Mystery Western.
Michael Serrano | Barkhamsted, Ct USA | 10/10/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fine mystery thiller under the guise of a western.
The movie opens with a card game and one player accused of cheating,this player is hanged. Soon members of the card game
begin to die one by one. Card player Dean Martin attempts to
find out who the killer is before he ends up dead. While there
are a few suspects, most viewers will soon figure out who the
killer is. Why is not revealed till the end. Still this is a
movie that works, this is due to the entertaining cast. DeanMartin retains his easy going style, while Robert Mitchum brings
a performance that is edgy and not as straight forward as he
appears. Roddy McDowall delivers an entertaining performance
as the spoiled rich kid at odds with Dean Martin. Yapphet Kotto
gives a strong performance as the bartender who helps Dean work
out the mystery. I have seen this movie a few times and enjoy
it due to the cast, as well as to the scenery. Attention to detail is well thought out in this western town. So saddle up."
A Missed Opportunity
Peter Kenney | Birmingham, Alabama, USA | 06/06/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"FIVE CARD STUD is a movie which never quite realizes its potential. It basically has a promising screenplay and a solid core of talented actors in Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowell and Inger Stevens. Katherine Justice and Yaphet Kotto aren't bad either. In one way the film looks like a convenient vehicle to utilize the many talents of Dean Martin, especially the opportunity for him to sing the catchy theme song.The script is based on a novel by Ray Gaulden. It reminds me somewhat of THE LEAGUE OF FRIGHTENED MEN by Rex Stout. In FIVE CARD STUD a crooked gambler is lynched by a group of angry poker players. Soon thereafter the lynchers begin to be killed one by one by somebody who is obviously seeking vengeance for the mob action. My chief complaints about the movie are that it drags in too many places and it lacks the proper amount of tension.Henry Hathaway will always be remembered as the director of some great westerns such as THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER and TRUE GRIT. I am afraid that FIVE CARD STUD will be recalled instead as one of his missed opportunities."