The Big Boodle (1957)

Genres - Adventure, Crime  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Errol Flynn looks pretty "wasted" during most of The Big Boodle, though he delivers the goods in the film's action climax. Set in Havana, the film stars Flynn as casino croupier Ned Sherwood, who finds himself in possession of a fortune in counterfeit money. The police are convinced that Sherwood knows where the counterfeit plates are hidden, prompting our hero to conduct his own investigation. Things come to a head during a last-reel gun battle in and around the historic Morro Castle. The Big Boodle was one of the last American films to be lensed in Cuba before the Castro takeover; Flynn later returned to the same stamping grounds for his execrable final feature, Cuban Rebel Girls (1958).

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gangster, ancestry, bank-personnel, casino, chase, courage, criminal, daughter, family, gambling, gothic, kidnapping, loot, on-the-run, search