Big Bluff


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The Big Bluff is a 1955 American film noir directed by W. Lee Wilder and starring John Bromfield, Martha Vickers and Robert Hutton (actor).<>.</>


The suave Don Juan Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa (John Bromfield) and his married lover Fritzi Darvel would like to take off together, but his lack of money prevents them from doing so. A chance encounter introduces Rick to the young, but terminally ill socialite Valerie Bancroft (Martha Vickers), in whom Rick sees the solution to his predicament. Rick sweeps her off her feet and they soon marry, although Valerie's entourage are suspicious of him. Rick then proceeds to try and bring about Valerie's demise so he can inherit her wealth and live the good life with Fritzi.


  • John Bromfield as Ricardo 'Rick' De Villa
  • Martha Vickers as Valerie Bancroft
  • Robert Hutton (actor) as Dr. Peter Kirk
  • Rosemarie Stack as Fritzi Darvel
  • Eve Miller as Marsha Jordan
  • Max Palmer as Detective Sgt. John Fullmer
  • Eddie Bee as Don Darvel
  • Robert Bice as Dr. Tom Harrison
  • Pierre Watkin as Jim Winthrop
  • Beal Wong as Art Dealer
  • Rusty Wescoatt as Husky Detective at Finale
  • Mitchell Kowall as Coroner
  • Jack Daly as Master of Ceremonies

Category:1955 films
Category:1950s crime drama films
Category:American films<!-- Per category instructions, all American films are placed here even if they have subcategories. -->
Category:American crime drama films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:English-language films
Category:Film noir
Category:Films directed by W. Lee Wilder
Category:Films set in California
Category:United Artists films

W. Lee Wilder

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