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 American Comedy Western film made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. 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.
The five richest men in the territory gather in Laredo for their annual high-stakes poker game. The high rollers let nothing get in the way of their yearly showdown. 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. 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.
|editor||George R. Rohrs|
|keywords||card sharp confidence trick gamble game hang nothing pass poker poker game practical joke real estate deal run away scam their way wait wedding ceremony win|
|productionCompany||Eden Productions Inc.|