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Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

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4,837
Directed by

George Roy Hill

Written by

David S. Ward (Writer)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

...all it takes is a little confidence.

Cast

Keywords

violence con man chicago 1930s horse race caper mafia boss bet repayment alley 20th century ragtime off track betting sting operation

Photos

Lists

#99 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#978 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#127 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced David S. Ward

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Henry Bumstead James W. Payne

Oscar for Best Costume Design Edith Head

Oscar for Best Picture Julia Phillips Michael Phillips Tony Bill