Der Clou (1973)

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Der Clou: Directed by George Roy Hill. With Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning. Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

“I agree 100 percent that this is a wonderful movie. I first saw it over 30 years ago, and it remains vivid in my mind while I canu0026#39;t remember zip about movies I saw last week which others have praised and I found wanting. I canu0026#39;t think of another film about double and triple crosses that deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence with u0026quot;The Stingu0026quot; (which doesnu0026#39;t mean that some of the others havenu0026#39;t been good). In addition to all the things that others have praised, one of the most memorable features of this film is the use of a Scott Joplin rag, which both lends a distinctive period touch and adds a sense of fast-paced motion to the action. Iu0026#39;m not much for ranking films — top five, top ten, top 250 — but this is one of the best. If you havenu0026#39;t already seen it, drop everything and find the DVD. As pure entertainment, it canu0026#39;t be beat.”

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