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.
Just prior to Elizabeth Taylor's presentation of the Best Picture Oscar for this film, the streaker Robert Opel darted across the stage as David Niven was introducing her. It was this incident (among others) that inspired singer Ray Stevens to write the song "The Streak" that went to the top of ... ...
I gave him the breakout just like you said.
Henry Gondorff: And?
Johnny Hooker: 'S good. He threatened to kill me.
Henry Gondorff: Hell, kid, they don't do that, you know you're not getting to 'em.
In most every scene in the diner, ketchup bottles can be seen with "lug" type caps that were not invented until the late 1960s.
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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