Despite the men's protests, she leaves the room to borrow additional funds. Welcome to Hard Times, based on a novel by E. L. Doctorow, the author of Ragtime, was one of several non-traditional Westerns that Henry Fonda made during the mid-sixties, the others being The Rounders (1965), A Big Hand For the Little Lady (1966), and Once Upon a Time in the West (1969). A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) has the feel of a TV Western upgraded with a spiffy big-name cast. A Big Hand for a Little Lady ( 273 ) IMDb 7.3 1h 35min 1966 13+ Academy Award-winners Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robardsstar in this sly comedy about a fateful poker game in the Old West thatresults in A Big Hand For The Little Lady. The newcomer buys into the game, eventually staking all of the family savings, meant to pay for a home. Full Frame, Manufactured on Demand, Dolby, Mono Sound. Drummond is so touched that, when he returns home to the waiting wedding ceremony, he talks privately to his weak-willed, prospective son-in-law, gives him some money, and orders him to run away and find himself a better wife than his daughter. Miscellaneous notes and facts about A Big Hand for the Little Lady, 1966, directed by Fielder Cook, with Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards Jr., A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) - Misc Notes - TCM.com Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robards headline this sly, sassy Old West caper about a Texas town's humdinger of a poker game. Read TCM's article on A Big Hand for the Little Lady. airing: Mary (Joanne Woodward), trying to play her husband's hand, with gamblers (Kevin McCarthy, Jason Robards Jr., Charles Bickford, Robert Middleton) in tow, makes a pitch to banker Ballinger (Paul Ford) in A Big Hand For The Little Lady, 1966. video formats $5.95. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) The stakes were high and so was the star power in A Big Hand for the Little Lady(1966). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Big_Hand_for_the_Little_Lady Rent $2.99. Straight flush? The original TV play starred Walter Matthau as Meredith.[1]. The review portion of this post will include those mild spoilers. Whatever the beautiful blonde holds, watch out! Meredith, a recovering gambler, learns of the big poker game and begins to feel the excitement once again. A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. Under the strain, he collapses. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. At this, the other players object loudly, but eventually give in. *NOTE: This is another one of those films where I’ve decided to give away less information in my introduction than most of the plot synopses that are around online for the film, including TCM’s one-line summary. The situation is explained to her: if she cannot match the last raise (and any others that may follow), she will be out of the hand. Director Fielder Cook, known mostly for his TV work (Patterns(1956), the 1966 Emmy Award-winning version of Brigadoon), plays out a hand of aces in only his second feature outing, with a cast that includes Henry … A Big Hand for the Little Lady, DVD, Full Frame, Manufactured on Demand, Dolby, Mono Sound, Westerns, 883316722855 Joanne Woodward was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Female Comedy Performance. SEE ALL ARTICLES. A Big Hand for the Little Lady. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (released in the UK as Big Deal at Dodge City) is a 1966 Technicolor western film made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. What happens next offers a full deck of suspense, humor and surprises, many involving an aces-high ensemble (Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ford) and especially the newcomer's wife (Woodward), who says she hasn't a clue about how to play. The action in A Big Hand for the Little Lady centers around a high-stake poker game. The lady's determination earns her the admiration of the men. Available on. Barely conscious, Meredith signals for his wife to play out the hand. A Big Hand for the Little Lady - Topic; About; Home Trending History Get YouTube Premium ... TCM Saturday Matinee - A Big Hand for the Little Lady (Outro) by SonOfASpaceApe. 1966 Press Photo Burgess Meredith stars in "A Big Hand for the Little Lady" This is an original press photo. Cast and crew credits for A Big Hand for the Little Lady, 1966, directed by Fielder Cook, with Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards Jr., at Turner Classic Movies We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. A "reformed" gambler and homesteader (Fonda) sits down at the card table, loses his family's $4000 startup stake - and then is dealt a fantastic hand. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Four aces? Subscribe to the TCM Shop newsletter for discounts and exclusives. A Big Hand for the Little Lady A technicolour classic from 1966, this classic Western is focused around a high stakes poker game hosted by the five richest men in town in a massive event that garners local attention. Kings over queens? TM & © 2020 Turner Classic Movies, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. Burgess Meredith stars in "A Big Hand for the Little Lady," who sneers at the wildest poker game in the West. Directed by Rob Corn. That Touch of Mink DVD $14.96 The Ghost And Mrs. Muir DVD $11.21 Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Ruled the Movies Book $22.95 The film was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a screenplay by Sidney Carroll, adapted from their TV play Big Deal in Laredo which aired on The DuPont Show of the Week in 1962. Big Hand For The Little Lady, A - Homely As A Lemon Jason Robards Jr. (as "Drummond") returning after his card game to find wife (Virginia Gregg), daughter (Louise Glenn) and bridegroom (William Cort), in a tour-de-force scene from A Big Hand For The Little Lady, 1966. Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robards headline this sly, sassy Old West caper about a Texas town's humdinger of a poker game.What's she got? With Christine Lahti, Adam Arkin, Eric Stoltz, Peter Berg. The other players, aware of Ballinger's tightfisted, cautious nature, all reluctantly fold. DirectToU, LLC is the seller of all TCM merchandise and is solely responsible for all aspects of your purchase. Admittedly, (spoiler alert) the nuclear device thing was a little far fetched, but I guess it was plausible in 1955. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (released in the UK as Big Deal at Dodge City) is a 1966 American Comedy Western film made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. A Big Hand for the Little Lady was directed by Fielder Cook. Featured Products TCM Annual Catalog: 2019 Edition. With Jackie and four of the players trailing behind, Mary crosses the street and talks to the owner of the Cattle and Merchants' Bank, C. P. Ballinger (Paul Ford). The five richest men in the territory gather in Laredo for their annual high-stakes poker game. Chicago Hope Season 5 Episode 15 Big Hand For The Little Lady When undertaker Tropp (Charles Bickford) calls for them in his horse-drawn hearse, cattleman Henry Drummond (Jason Robards) forces a postponement of his daughter's wedding, while lawyer Otto Habershaw (Kevin McCarthy) abandons his closing arguments in a trial, with his client's life hanging in the balance. The action centers on a high stakes poker game. The cards are nice, but it is about the bluffing, misdirections, and the “poker face” as one stares down their competition. After she shows him her hand, Ballinger suggests she is playing a practical joke. Also starring, Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford, Charles Bickford, Kevin McCarthy, and Robert Middleton. They wait at Sam's while the local blacksmith repairs it. Meredith, out of cash, is unable to call the latest raise. Somehow I missed A Big Hand For the Little Lady when it hit the theaters in 1966. Big Jim's daughter Marian (Barbara Rush) wants Robbo to rub out the gang that killed her father and gives him fifty thousand dollars. 1986. The title of the film was apt because Henry Fonda was also going through some rough times offscreen with his son … This western has an amazing cast: Joanne Woodward, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Burgess Meredith, Charles Bickford, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton and Paul Ford. The film stars Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Paul Ford, and Jason Robards, with Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Kevin McCarthy, Robert Middleton, and John Qualen. What's she got? The game then breaks up, no one ever having seen the winning hand. Settler Meredith (Henry Fonda), his wife Mary (Joanne Woodward), and their young son Jackie (Gerald Michenaud) are passing through, on their way to purchase a farm near San Antonio, when a wheel on their wagon breaks. 1966 - A Big Hand for the Little Lady - Henry Fonda; Jason Robards. Description. [2], Learn how and when to remove this template message, A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966) - Awards, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. His adversary is Robbo (Frank Sinatra), Big Jim's hand-picked successor. The town physician, Joseph "Doc" Scully (Burgess Meredith), is called to care for the stricken man. A naive couple and a child arrive to the town on the way to San Antonio, Texas to buy a farm there. Later, it is revealed that Meredith, Mary, and even their "son" are confidence tricksters and expert card sharps. Give this clever, all-star comedy a standing ovation! Directed by Fielder Cook. The game builds to a climactic hand; the gamblers raise and re-raise until more than $20,000 is in the pot. The "celebration" ends in a hail of bullets as Big Jim is killed and Guy Gisborne (Peter Falk) tries to take control of the North Side. HoloLens PC Mobile device Xbox 360 Trailer. Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward are the rube couple sucked into a high-stakes poker game in Laredo one day, where the wife must take over the cards when hubby falls ill. Though Otto Habershaw (Kevin McCarthy) will describe poker as a game in which men bet that their cards are the best, A Big Hand for the Little Lady shows it is about far more. "Mary" is actually Ballinger's girlfriend Ruby. Big Hand for the Little Lady, A (DVD) Academy Award-winners Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward and Jason Robardsstar in this sly comedy about a fateful poker game in the Old West thatresults in A Big Hand For The Little Lady.Texas. With Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford. Mary collects her sizable winnings and pays Ballinger back with interest. A big hand? Basil E. Frankweiler, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Big_Hand_for_the_Little_Lady&oldid=967257020, Articles needing additional references from February 2008, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 July 2020, at 05:08. We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. All Rights Reserved. She had promised him she would give up gambling after the caper, but she sits down to another poker game, much to Ballinger's dismay. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. Overview System Requirements Related. Taking his seat, Mary asks, "How do you play this game?" 1:12. The high rollers let nothing get in the way of their yearly showdown. There is a poker game between the richest men in the region. Together with Ballinger and Scully, they have perpetrated a scam on the other poker players, who had swindled the banker in a real estate deal sixteen years before. I liked Ralph Meeker's portrayal of Mike Hammer and it was interesting seeing Jack Elam, Percy Helton, Strother Martin and Cloris Leachman so early in their careers. When he is told otherwise, he loans her $5,500 (at 6% interest) and makes a $5,000 raise for her. As the biggest high-stake poker game in the West begins, compulsive gambler turned homesteader, Meredith, is drawn into the game. The man cannot resist it and though he is a very bad poker player, enters the game betting all the money of his family. They are joined by Wilcox (Robert Middleton) and Buford (John Qualen) in the back room of Sam's saloon, while the curious gather outside for occasional reports. 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