A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)





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A clever, light-hearted western, which centres on a high stakes poker game. When a gambler is taken ill, his apparently inexperienced wife takes his place, but is up against some of the most ruthless and shrews card-players in the old west.

Rating: G
Genre: Western, Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sidney Carroll
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 6, 2007


as Meredith

as Henry Drummond

as Ballinger

as Benson Tropp

as Doc Scully

as Otto Habershaw

as Dennis Wilcox

as Jesse Buford

as Sam Rhine

as Mrs. Drummond

as Old Man in Saloon

as Mrs. Craig

as Owney Price

as Mr. Stribling

as Sparrow

as Fleeson

as Celie Drummond

as Arthur's Father
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Critic Reviews for A Big Hand for the Little Lady

All Critics (2)

Pleasant but relatively thin western comedy.

Full Review… | October 13, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...the film works despite the handicaps. A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a charmer.

Full Review… | November 21, 2007
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Audience Reviews for A Big Hand for the Little Lady


Joanne Woodward is pretty good as the meek little wife who has to take her husband's (Henry Fonda) place at the poker table after he falls ill. She of course knows nothing about the game and learns as she goes against some obnoxious town moneybags, one of whom is Jason Robards Jr. Saying any more would be spoiling the fun.

Cindy I

Super Reviewer

Charming comedy with wonderful supporting cast.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

As the movie advances, you'll be dying to know how it turns out. DON'T read any spoilers! Trust me!

Bryan B

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