PG | | Comedy, Crime
A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.
The film contains several references to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short story 'The Red-Headed League,' including the plot to break into a bank through the basement of an adjacent storefront and Frenchy's attempt memorize the contents of the dictionary.
What would you say if I told you that you were married to a very brilliant man?
Frenchy: I'd say I'd have to be a bigamist.
Shown the house where writer Henry James(whom her husband confuses with band leader Harry James) once lived, the culturally challenged Frenchy announces that James was author of "The Heiress" (which she mispronounces as "hair-ess"). In reality, "The Heiress" was the title shared by a movie and a stage play, each inspired by James's novel "Washington Square"; James never wrote anything called "The Heiress".
$3,880,723 (USA) (21 May 2000)
$17,071,230 (USA) (6 August 2000)
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