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.
Rob Cohen (later director of action films such as The Fast and the Furious (2001)) years later told of how he found the script in the slush pile when working as a reader for Mike Medavoy, a future studio head, but then an agent. He wrote in his coverage that it was "the great American screenplay and ... ...
Henry Gondorff: Four jacks.
The phone on Polk's desk is appropriate for the time, but it rings like a phone from the 1960s or later.
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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