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Aces and Eights (1936)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Western | 6 June 1936 (USA)
A cardsharp comes to the aid of a Mexican family.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

George Arthur Durlam (original story) (as Arthur Durlam), Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ... 'Gentleman' Tim Madigan
Luana Walters ... Juanita Hernandez
Rex Lease ... Jose Hernandez
Wheeler Oakman ... Ace Morgan
J. Frank Glendon ... Amos Harden (as Frank Glendon)
Charles Stevens ... Captain Felipe de Lopez
Earle Hodgins ... Marshal (as Earl Hodgins)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Lucky
Joseph W. Girard ... Don Julio Hernandez (as Joseph Girard)
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Tim Madigan (Tim McCoy), gentleman gambler who never carries a gun, exposes a card sharp cheating Jose Hernandez (Red Lease.) Later, the gambler is shot after being knocked unconscious by Tim. Through circumstances, Jose thinks he did the killing, while Marshal Tom Barstow (Earle Hodgins) thinks Tim is the guilty party.Tim takes refuge at the ranch of Don Hernandez (Joseph Girard) and his daughter Juanita (Luana Walters), not knowing the youth he befriended is the runaway son of the family. Saloon owner Amos Harden (J. Frank Glendon) and gambler Ace Morgan (Wheeler Oakman), who sat in on the card game preceding the murder, are plotting to acquire the Hernandez ranch by means of a forged document. Harassed by the Marshal, who is seeking to unravel the murder mystery, Tim persuades Jose to return home. Tim then wins enough in a poker game with Harden and Morgan to save the Hernandez ranch. He stakes his winnings against Harden's saloon and wins with aces-and-eights, known throughout the... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gentleman Tim Deals A Death Hand In A Crooked Game!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1936 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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The bartender in two separate saloon scenes, can be heard asking patrons "another one?" every five seconds. See more »

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Narrator: Wild Bill Hickok was a gunfighter who almost triumphed over death. His gun was drawn, his thumb had cocked the hammer, his cards were neatly stacked. It held two pair. And so it was from then on, aces and eights were called "the death hand." Cast in the same mold was another who, unlike Wild Bill, never carried a six-shooter, preferring to let agile fingers do his talking. From the Missouri to the Rockies he was known as Gentleman Tim Madigan and the aces and eights that spelled ...
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Seething Conscience
(uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
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Tim McCoy keeps the peace his way.
7 September 2001 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

The title refers to the "dead man's hand" which was held by Wild Bill Hickok when he was gunned down during a poker game, and which plays an important part in this limply directed Western which fortunately stars the always poised Tim McCoy, whose piercing glances enfeeble his rivals in his portrayal of "Gentleman" Tim Madigan, an unethical gambler whose finer instincts cause him to assist a beleaguered Mexican family near the California/Nevada border. Madigan survives by his wits as he carries no gun and is given some clever lines, from the uneven screenplay, which McCoy delivers with aplomb, stealing the acting honors with ease in this rather subdued example of the genre, wherein recovery is the keyword: of pride, honor and property.


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