New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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The Cincinnati Kid

November 13, 1998 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1965, 102 minutes, color, 35 mm)
Directed by Norman Jewison
Starring Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret,
Joan Blondell, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld, Rip Torn

The Cincinnati Kid is to poker what The Hustler was to pool. Stud poker experts compete for supremacy in New Orleans during the late thirties in this fascinating suspense study of card sharps at work. The film is based on the novel by Richard Jessup with the screenplay written by Ring Lardner Jr. and Terry Southern.