The Cincinnati Kid
The Cincinnati Kid ★★½ 1965
Gambler “The Cincinnati Kid” (McQueen) is hustling card games in New Orleans when he comes up against the veteran cardshark Lancey Howard (Robinson). During a marathon card game, Kid notices dealer Shooter (Malden) is throwing the game his way but he only wants to win fair and square. Conventional fare, with AnnMargaret around for some conventional romance, helped along by serviceable performances and some stunning cinematography. 104m/C VHS, DVD . Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, AnnMargret, Tuesday Weld, Karl Malden, Joan Blondell, Rip Torn, Jack Weston, Cab Calloway; D: Norman Jewison; W: Ring Lardner Jr., Terry Southern; C: Philip Lathrop; M: Lalo Schifrin. Natl. Bd. of Review '65: Support. Actress (Blondell).