The Cincinnati Kid

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Title: The Cincinnati Kid
Author: Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen
Date: 2008-12-04
Abstract: Cincinnati Kid (1965, USA) by Norman Jewison Main Cast: Steve McQueen; Edward G. Robison; Company: Filmways-Solar & MGM The Kid, young master poker player, challenges Howard, the senior champion, to a game. He is not aware that Shooter is blackmailed by an old rich player to cheat in his favour, but notices this during the game. He gets furious at Shooter, and gets him replaced by an impartial dealer. He wants to win with his talent and skill, not being helped by anyone. The game goes on for more than a day. Both are very tired in the end. Not helped by Shooter, the Kid looses everything he has won so far, and more, and gives up. He is nevertheless happy. Scene: gambling mixed adults betting alcohol tobacco Transgressive in company Shooter asks Kid to take Shooter’s girlfriend to a cockfight. The crowd cheers for the cocks. Clip: 8 (Addictions 3)

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