In “The Scientific Cardplayer” (Lo scopone scientifico), Bette Davis played an eccentric millionaire, addicted to playing cards and winning from players who could not afford to gamble. Every year, she visits Rome with her secretary and ex-lover, George (Joseph Cotton), to play with Peppino (Alberto Sordi), the ragman, and Antonia (Silvana Mangano), a cleaning lady who lived in a slum near her villa with their five children.
She offers the couple one million lire to gamble with her and George in a card game called “scopone”, to which she is passionately devoted and at which Antonia is a champion.
Even though they desperately need the money, the couple has always understood that they must lose in order to please the millionaire, but this year Antonia is determined to win. In spite of Peppino’s erratic playing, it appears for a while as if they will…
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