The Cincinnati Kid

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.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 113 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Jewison
Screenwriter: Ring Lardner Jr, Terry Southern
Cast: Steve McQueen
Edward G Robinson
Karl Malden
Tuesday Weld
Joan Blondell
Rip Torn
Jack Weston
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