A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)
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as Henry Drummond
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 Celie Drummond
as Arthur's Father
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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.
It's kind of thin, but very charming. Especially the performance by Paul Ford of the clever, curmudgeonly banker. There are some Hollywood legends in this and it's funny finish is the highlight. However, the poker game that attempts to build suspense, fails to push the right buttons.
As the movie advances, you'll be dying to know how it turns out. DON'T read any spoilers! Trust me!
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