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''The Cincinnati Kid'' is a 1965 film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Karl Malden, Creator/JoanBlondell, Rip Torn, and Music/CabCalloway.

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''The Cincinnati Kid'' is a 1965 film directed by Norman Jewison and Jewison, starring Creator/SteveMcQueenActor, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, Karl Malden, Creator/JoanBlondell, Rip Torn, and Music/CabCalloway.


** HonorBeforeReason: But then Kid catches on to Shooter's cheating and warns Shooter to stop because he wants to win fair-and-square. It turns out badly for him in the end.



* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Shooter turns down a bribe from Slade. In response, Slade calls in $12,000 worth of Shooter's markers[[labelnote:*]]IOUs[[/labelnote]] and [[{{Blackmail}} threatens to tell "stories" about Melba]].

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Shooter turns down a bribe from Slade. In response, Slade calls in $12,000 worth of Shooter's markers[[labelnote:*]]IOUs[[/labelnote]] markers [=(IOUs)=] and [[{{Blackmail}} threatens to tell "stories" about Melba]].


Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]), is a hot young poker player in 1930s New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.

In his personal life, the Kid is dating a pretty blonde farm girl, Christian (Weld), but has obvious sexual tension with his friend Shooter's vixenish wife Melba (Ann-Margaret). Shooter (Malden) for his part is $12,000 in debt to William Slade (Torn), who hates Howard. Slade strong-arms Shooter into cheating on behalf of the Kid at the climactic poker game.

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Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]), is a hot young poker player in 1930s New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, (Robinson) Howard (Robinson), arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.

In his personal life, the Kid is dating a pretty blonde farm girl, Christian (Weld), but has obvious sexual tension with his friend Shooter's vixenish wife Melba (Ann-Margaret). Shooter (Malden) (Malden), for his part part, is $12,000 in debt to William Slade (Torn), who hates Howard. Slade strong-arms Shooter into cheating on behalf of the Kid at the climactic poker game.


Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]) is a hot young poker player in New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.

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Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]) ([=McQueen=]), is a hot young poker player in 1930s New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.


Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]) is a hot young poker player in New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, aka The Man (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.

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Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]) is a hot young poker player in New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, aka The Man (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.


* CoolOldLady: Lady Fingers, herself once a champion poker player, still an excellent dealer.

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* CoolOldLady: Lady Fingers, herself once a champion poker player, still an excellent dealer.dealer, likes to tell stories about people she knew who are now dead.


Eric Stoner, aka the Cincinnati Kid ([=McQueen=]) is a hot young poker player in New Orleans. When a much older master of poker, Lancey "The Man" Howard, aka The Man (Robinson) arrives in town, the Kid wants to play him.

In his personal life, the Kid is dating a pretty blonde farm girl, Christian (Weld), but has obvious sexual tension with his friend Shooter's vixenish wife Melba (Ann-Margaret). Shooter (Malden) for his part is $12,000 in debt to William Slade (Torn), who hates Howard. Slade strong-arms Shooter into cheating on behalf of the Kid at the climactic poker game.



* BittersweetEnding: The Kid loses the card game, and knows that Howard is better than him, but at least he gets back together with Christian.



%%* CoolOldLady: Lady Fingers.

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%%* * CoolOldLady: Lady Fingers.Fingers, herself once a champion poker player, still an excellent dealer.



%%* {{Jerkass}} / FauxAffablyEvil: Slade



%%* SmugSnake: Slade
%%* TomboyishName: Christian

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%%* SmugSnake: Slade
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* TomboyishName: ChristianChristian, usually a boy's name, here given to the innocent farm girl played by Tuesday Weld.

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* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Melba gets turned on by the cockfighting match; she rubs the Kid's arm and says in a bedroom voice "Let's go to the car."


* TheMagicPokerEquation: The climactic hand features a game of 5-card stud where The Kid (Steve [=McQueen=]) gets dealt a full house only to lose to The Man (Edward G. Robinson) and his straight flush. According to Anthony Holden in his book ''Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player'', the chances of such a final hand are 45,102,781 to 1 against, and the situation in particular would only arise once every 443 years.

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* TheMagicPokerEquation: TheMagicPokerEquation:
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The climactic hand features a game of 5-card stud where The Kid (Steve [=McQueen=]) gets dealt a full house only to lose to The Man (Edward G. Robinson) and his straight flush. According to Anthony Holden in his book ''Big Deal: A Year as a Professional Poker Player'', the chances of such a final hand are 45,102,781 to 1 against, and the situation in particular would only arise once every 443 years.years.
** Averted in an earlier scene where The Man wins a game with nothing more than a queen high.



* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld, of course.[[note]]Joan Blondell, of course, is a MsFanservice Emeritus[[/note]]

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* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld, of course.[[note]]Joan Blondell, of course, Blondell is a MsFanservice Emeritus[[/note]]


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When we first see Melba she is cheating at a jigsaw puzzle, cutting pieces to make them fit.


%%* TheGambler: All of the card sharks.

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%%* * TheGambler: All of the card sharks.sharks, who do this for a living.



* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld, of course.

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* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Weld, of course.[[note]]Joan Blondell, of course, is a MsFanservice Emeritus[[/note]]


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* OrganGrinder: When we first see The Man, he's giving cash to an organ grinder and his monkey.


* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Wield, of course.

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* MsFanservice: Ann-Margret and Tuesday Wield, Weld, of course.


* BettyAndVeronica: The Kid is dating Melba (Betty) who is pretty, sweet, and kind of dull, but he's drawn to the wild and sexy Christian (Veronica), who is married to a friend of his but constantly flirts with him. True to form, Weld is a blonde and Margret is a redhead.

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* BettyAndVeronica: The Kid is dating Melba Christian (Betty) who is pretty, sweet, and kind of dull, but he's drawn to the wild and sexy Christian Melba (Veronica), who is married to a friend of his but constantly flirts with him. True to form, Weld is a blonde and Margret Ann-Margret is a redhead.


* CardSharp: Shooter has the skills, but never utilizes them to uphold his reputation for honesty. Unfortunately, Slade blackmails him into cheating in the Kid's favor

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* CardSharp: Shooter has the skills, but never utilizes them to uphold his reputation for honesty. Unfortunately, Slade blackmails him into cheating in the Kid's favorfavor.



* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: Eric "The Kid" Stoner is almost never called by his real name

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* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: Eric "The Kid" Stoner is almost never called by his real namename.


* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Shooter turns down a bribe from Slade. In response, Slade calls in $12,000 worth of Shooter's markers[[labelnote:*]]IOUs[[/labelnote]] and [[{{Blackmail}} threatens to tell 'stories' about Melba]]

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Shooter turns down a bribe from Slade. In response, Slade calls in $12,000 worth of Shooter's markers[[labelnote:*]]IOUs[[/labelnote]] and [[{{Blackmail}} threatens to tell 'stories' "stories" about Melba]]Melba]].

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