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.
"The Big Con" by David W. Maurer, originally published in 1940 and reissued in 1999, served as the source for this picture.
Can you get a mob together?
Henry Gondorff: After what happened to Luther, I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.
When Johnny meets a passed-out Henry for the first time in Henry's apartment, Johnny is wearing a maroon pinstripe suit with a gray three-button collarless undershirt instead of a dress shirt. He also has a three-day stubble. The very next scene,they are both in the bathroom as Henry sobers up in the shower. This time, Johnny has on the same pants, but his coat is off an he's wearing a blue wide-collared dress shirt and is clean shaven.
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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