1973 Certificate: 12


Effortlessly engaging crime caper starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a pair of audacious con artists who plan to rip off Robert Shaw's greedy banker in 1930s Chicago. The recreation of the period is as meticulous and involving as the plot itself, hence the Oscars for the costumes, editing, production design, George Roy Hill's direction and David S. Ward's delightful screenplay. Given all that plus the most charismatic screen pairing since, well, Butch and Sundance, it's no surprise that this bit of movie magic won Best Picture too.


  • George Roy Hill


  • Paul Newman

  • Robert Redford

  • Robert Shaw

  • Charles Durning

  • Eileen Brennan