With Jewison replacing Peckinpah as director, nowhere near as strong as it might have been, but Ring Lardner and Terry Southern's script, taken from Richard Jessup's novel about poker-sharks meeting for a big game in '30s New Orleans, is a vivid character study in the tradition of the not dissimilar The Hustler. Marvellous performances throughout ensure interest.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Ring Lardner Jr, Terry Southern|
Edward G Robinson