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Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:07 am  

I watched a movie named 5 Card Stud and recognized Bicycle playing cards at opening of movie and also on movie poster.

This is a 1968 Western movie released by Paramount and directed by Henry Hathaway. It is starring Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum and beautiful Katherine Justice.

(Poster and lobby card pictures: microbrewreviews.blogspot.com)
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby mook » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:41 am  

Bicycle is a legendary maker of premium playing cards, and an American institution, and it's somehow 'right' that they have permeated down through film culture as the classic "GoTo" deck.

I was watching Sin City : A Dame to Kill For the other night. While not a very good film, and in no means a worthy sequel to the original, I noticed that a deck of Bikes were used. I don't know what deck precisely - the film is shot in "comic book" shades of false colour - but i think that they were Shadow Masters.

It would be interesting (and painstaking) to compile a list of films that use them...
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:23 am  

A scene from Rounders (1998). Lester 'Worm' Murphy (Edward Norton) holds two Bicycle cards.

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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:26 am  

mook wrote:I was watching Sin City : A Dame to Kill For the other night. While not a very good film, and in no means a worthy sequel to the original, I noticed that a deck of Bikes were used. I don't know what deck precisely - the film is shot in "comic book" shades of false colour - but i think that they were Shadow Masters.


Interesting. Any screenshot will be good.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:19 pm  

Tony Curtis holds Bicycle cards in Mister Cory (1957) movie directed by Blake Edwards.

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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby chach » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:06 pm  

Levent Suberk wrote:
mook wrote:I was watching Sin City : A Dame to Kill For the other night. While not a very good film, and in no means a worthy sequel to the original, I noticed that a deck of Bikes were used. I don't know what deck precisely - the film is shot in "comic book" shades of false colour - but i think that they were Shadow Masters.


Interesting. Any screenshot will be good.


Here's part of the second poker scene in the movie, IIRC first one had some good shots of the cards when the deal got around to JGL. Can't find that scene however.

On iPad so can't embed properly, but here is a link

http://youtu.be/cVWoJtulczM
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:21 pm  

Thanks for the link.

It is Bicycle Black Ghost at least I know.

A screenshot from the movie:
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:41 pm  

Bikes were featured in the movie Smokin' Aces (2006), and I believe D$D did the flourishes.

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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:55 pm  

Thanks.

Here is a screenshot from the movie Smokin' Aces, Jeremy Piven as Buddy 'Aces' Israel.

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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby chach » Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:02 pm  

I have a Smokin' Aces Deck, came with a copy of the movie. They're nothing special, but I do love the flick, and Carnahan is a friend of a friend.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby mook » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:39 pm  

There's standard blue Bicycle Cards in the 2003 movie "Shade", but I couldn't get a screenshot as my DVD drive isn't working.

Jamie Foxx, Gabriel Bryne and Stuart Townsend sit down over a game a cards...
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby schfifty5 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:59 am  

From Stripes. Am always looking for Bicycles when watching movies now :P Have noticed them in a few other military movies and I've noticed it's always red and always standard rider back.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:28 am  

Glenn Ford in movie Mr. Soft Touch.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:39 am  

Poster of the movie Mr. Soft Touch.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:46 am  

Rock Hudson in movie Bend Of The River.
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Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:59 am  

Tyrone Power in the movie Mississippi Gambler.
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:03 am  

A detective novel by German publishers Erdball. Description is:

"Price : 60 Pfg - Our cover photo comes from the Universal International movie Mississippi Gambler"
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby Levent Suberk » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:38 am  

Bullseye in Daredevil, the movie, 2003.

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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby rousselle » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:16 am  

Monarchs (by Theory11) are featured in a few scenes in the movie "Now You See Me" from a few years ago.

I realize the title of this thread is "Bicycle Card In Movies," but I'm always fascinated by trying to figure out what other brands also appear. :)
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Re: Bicycle Cards In Movies

Unread postby rousselle » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:30 am  

Just saw Black Mass in theaters this past weekend (Johnny Depp playing Whitey Bulger.) There's a scene where they're playing cards and, sure enough, they look like Bicycles to me.
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