A rising cardshark challenges a veteran player for the chance to be known as "The Man." Set in the swampy hedonism of New Orleans during the Great Depression, the card game is a gritty exploration of the manly sport of stud poker. As the men battle across the card table, the upstart realizes that someone is forcing the honest dealer to help him win.
Tuesday Weld - American actress
Susan Ker Weld - American actress
Terry Southern - American Screenwriter/Novelist
Maxwell Kenton - American Screenwriter/Novelist
Cab Calloway - American Big Band Musician
Edward G. Robinson - Romanian-born actor, LITTLE CAESAR
Emanual Goldenberg - Romanian-born actor, LITTLE CAESAR
Karl Malden - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Malden Sekulovich - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Jack Weston - American Character Actor
Jack Weinstein - American Character Actor
Ann-Margret - Actress, singer, dancer, VIVA LAS VEGAS
Ann-Margret Olsson - Actress, singer, dancer, VIVA LAS VEGAS
Ring Lardner Jr. - American screenwriter, WOMAN OF THE YEAR/M.A.S.H.
Ringgold Wilmer Lardner Jr. - American screenwriter, WOMAN OF THE YEAR/M.A.S.H.
George W. Davis - Art Director
Edward C. Carfagno - Production Designer
Norman Jewison - Director/producer
Lalo Schifrin - American Composer, THE BEGUILED (1971)
Philip H. Lathrop - American Director of Photography
Hal Ashby - American Director/Editor
Steve McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Steven McQueen - American actor, BULLIT
Joan Blondell - American actress, THE BLUE VEIL, THREE ON A MATCH
Rip Torn - American Actor/Director
Elmore Rual Torn - American Actor/Director
Additional cast members include Emile Genest (Cajun) and Midge Ware (Mrs. Slade).
"Carrying KID is one of the best casts ever..." - 06/03/2005 USA Today, p.7E
"[McQueen] conveys a wistfulness and a sense of mystery." - 03/01/2006 Sight and Sound, p.89