A Big Hand for the Little Lady

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Henry Fonda
Director: Fielder Cook Cast: Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
, Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
, Jason Robards Jr.
Jason Robards Jr.
Fielder Cook

DVD (Full Frame)



The action in A Big Hand for the Little Lady centers around a high-stake poker game. The participants include some of the wealthiest men in the West (among them Jason Robards Jr., Kevin McCarthy, Charles Bickford and Paul Ford). Into this rarefied atmosphere trudges impoverished farmer Henry Fonda, who despite the protests of his wife Joanne Woodward plunks down his last dollars to join the game. Halfway through the proceedings, Fonda falls ill. With quiet desperation, Woodward sits down daintily at the table and says in a firm voice, "Gentlemen, how do you play this game?" End of story? Not by a long shot! This O. Henry-style shaggy dog story is based on a Dupont Show of the Week TV presentation Big Deal at Laredo. Keep an eye out for two movie veterans in bit parts: silent screen comic Chester Conklin and 1930's leading lady Mae Clarke.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0883316722855
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 8,255

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Fonda Meredith
Joanne Woodward Mary
Jason Robards Henry Drummond
Charles Bickford Benson Tropp
Burgess Meredith Doc Scully
Kevin McCarthy Otto Habershaw
Paul Ford Ballinger
Chester Conklin Old Man in School
Mae Clarke Mrs. Craig
Robert Middleton Dennis Wilcox
John Qualen Jesse Buford
Allan Collins Toby
Gerald Michenaud Jackie
Virginia Gregg Mrs. Drummond
Ned Glass Owney Price
James Griffith Mr. Stribling
Noah Keen Sparrow
Milton Selzer Fleeson
Louise Glenn Celie Drummond
William Cort Arthur
Percy Helton Arthur's Father
James Kenney Sam Rhine
Jim Boles Pete

Technical Credits
Fielder Cook Director,Producer
Gordon Bau Makeup
Sidney Carroll Screenwriter
Joel Freeman Associate Producer
Lee Garmes Cinematographer
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Kenny Asst. Director
David Raksin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
George Rohrs Editor
Robert Emmet Smith Production Designer

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