The Cincinnati Kid


An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.

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  1. Terry Southern


  2. Ring Lardner, Jr.


  3. Richard Jessup


  4. Norman Jewison


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  1. Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Eric Stoner ("The Cincinnati Kid")

  2. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Lancey Howard

  3. Ann-Margret


    Melba Nile

  4. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden


  5. Tuesday Weld

    Tuesday Weld

    Christian Rudd

  6. Joan Blondell

    Joan Blondell

    Lady Fingers

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 42m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 15, 1965
    NR, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

People will sit down at the table with you, just so they can say they played with The Man

Blah blah blah is the feelings I get when I see comments about this being McQueen's answer to The Hustler, the Newman film is firmly ensconced in the hall of classics and rightly so, but this is a different animal that stands up on its own two feet as a great film regardless of comparisons of leading men or films they respectively delivered.

"It's a pleasure to meet someone who understands that to the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, it's simply a tool, as a language is to thought"

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