A Big Hand For The Little Lady , 1966 Movie Trailer
Plot Summary: In the back room of the saloon, the richest men in Laredo set down for their annual poker tournament. Recovering gambler Meredith (Henry Fonda) happens into town needing wagon repairs, when he hears of the game. His wife Mary (Joanne Woodward) is having none of it!
He slips in when her back is turned and stakes the family fortune. When he cannot meet the final raise, Meridith falls out and begs them to let his wife play. She has no clue but once the rules are explained, asks for a moment to get a loan. The banker, known to be highly risk adverse advances her the raise which causes a round of folding from the men who know him.
The twist is the best part, but I will let you see for yourself!
Quotes from A Big Hand For The Little Lady
Sam Rhine, Hotel Owner: I’m not in the thinking business.
Sparrow the Stagedriver: I wouldn’t play poker with Henry Drummond if his back was to a mirror! Even if I had the money!
Dennis Wilcox: Now look, mister, the first rule of the game of poker, whether you’re playing eastern or western rules, or the kind they play at the North Pole, is put up or shut up!
Benson Tropp: Any man who gets himself married is automatically stupid.