Directed by Gower Champion
Starring George C. Scott, Joanna Cassidy, Sorrell Brooke, Bob Balaban, Clifton James, G. Wood, Bibi Osterwald, Frank McRae
Based on one of Donald E. Westlake’s Dortmunder novels (as was 1972‘s The Hot Rock), this is a very funny heist picture. It was done a terrible disservice years ago by a pan-and-scan DVD, so Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray announcement (for June) adds width to the normal upgrade in resolution. This one’s been on my Want List for years.
Jack Davis’ poster art is a bit like his stuff for It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), ain’t it?
Oh, another Westlake adaptation, Cops And Robbers (1973), arrives the same day. It stars Joseph Bologna, with a screenplay by Westlake himself.