A street-con artist teams with a veteran conman to get revenge for a murdered mentor. Splendid Depression-era heist comedy, with just enough darkness to give it some grit amidst the sparkle of a smart twisty script and enjoyable performances. Lots to recommend it, not least a terrific score.
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The Sting (1973, dir. George Roy Hill)
Two conmen take down a mob boss in revenge for the killing of a friend. Jaunty 1930s-set caper with exceptional production design, fun performances, and an engaging plot. Recommended.