The Cincinnati Kid Movie Review Summary

Actors: Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret

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Eric "The Kid" Stoner is unbeatable and unstoppable when it comes to poker playing; as he knows the rules of the game very well enough to swipe every one of his opponents chances at winning. Even with his bright-eyed girlfriend Christian Rudd by his side, there is not much attention given to Rudd as Stoner devotion and life is with his game, and there is nobody that is going to make him stop.
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Until Lancey Howard aka "The Man" along with his seductive wife Melba, arrives in New Orleans and hear rumors that another guy is the big talk in town as being the poker champ and winning at every chance he can get. But the rumors are true and The Man anxiously want to see who The Kid is all about. There are talks among everyone that the two poker players will soon be challenging each other; but old rival and fellow poker player Bill Slade hears about the Man's arrival and want to seek revenge.

The Man once embarassed Slade by beating him miserably in the game and now wants payback-not with him facing Howard but with Stoner going head to head with him. Slade's secret plan is to use The Kid's manager Shooter as a bait (or dealer) by manipulating the game so The Kid has every chance at winning it. Meanwhile, Melba has eyes for the Kid and want to pursue him any way she can, even disrupting him playing a serious game as such. Will The Kid find out how the game is set up to be crooked? And will Slade's plan backfired and leave him even more humilated than were before?

The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   gambler

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   gambler Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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