A Big Hand for the Little Lady 1966

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

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When a yearly high-stakes poker game begins between the five richest men in Laredo, Texas, all other activity in the Wild West town comes to a stop as everyone gathers to watch the action. Recovering gambler Meredith (Henry Fonda), passing through town on the way to San Antonio, gets roped into the game by lawyer Otto Habershaw (Kevin McCarthy). When the stress of the game becomes too much to bear, his disapproving wife, Mary (Joanne Woodward), must step in to save the family fortune.

Cast

Henry Fonda
as Meredith
Jason Robards
as Henry Drummond
Paul Ford
as Ballinger
Charles Bickford
as Benson Tropp
Burgess Meredith
as Doc Scully
Kevin McCarthy
as Otto Habershaw
Robert Middleton
as Dennis Wilcox
John Qualen
as Jesse Buford
James Kenney
as Sam Rhine
Virginia Gregg
as Mrs. Drummond
Chester Conklin
as Old Man in Saloon
Mae Clarke
as Mrs. Craig
Ned Glass
as Owney Price
James Griffith
as Mr. Stribling
Noah Keen
as Sparrow
Louise Glenn
as Celie Drummond
Percy Helton
as Arthur's Father
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Audience Reviews for A Big Hand for the Little Lady

  • Jul 07, 2013
    Clever plot with unusual twists, a great cast, excellent dialogue. And funny, really, really funny.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2010
    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
  • Apr 01, 2009
    Charming comedy with wonderful supporting cast.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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