PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
According to costume designer Edith Head's biography, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, both of whom have blue eyes, wanted their shirts to be blue in order to emphasize their eyes. As a compromise, Head outfitted each man in blue in alternating scenes. Unfortunately, although it is an attractive story, it is unsure if it's a myth or not. During the scene with carousel, Newman is seen wearing a blue pair of overalls. This is the only scene in the film where he wears blue. On the train he alternates between a brown striped shirt and a white one, which may or may not be a continuity error. From then until the end of the film, he is seen exclusively in a dinner jacket and white shirt. Redford wears a blue shirt on a couple of occasions, but this doesn't necessarily prove its validity.
Who told you this guy was in here?
Lieutenant William Snyder: Nobody. I just know what kind of woman he likes. Going to check all the joy houses till I find him.
Billie: Oh, well maybe I could help you, if you tell me his name.
Lieutenant William Snyder: I doubt it. Which way are the rooms?
Billie: Right through there...
When Lonnegan receives the first call, the outside shots of the drugstore show radically different sunlight. Hours have passed instead of just one minute in the narrative.
The opening credits are animated like a storybook.
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