PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
Paul Newman's character takes on the name of "Shaw" while playing poker on the train. The "mark" at the game, Doyle Lonnegan, is played by Robert Shaw. He ends up calling Newman "Mr. Shaw" several times during the game.
Henry Gondorff: Four jacks.
Radically changing shadows throughout the scene where Hooker and Coleman fools the courier.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.
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