Charm, intelligence and success in criminal career doesn't prevent Paris Pitman Jr. to start doing ten years in prison, in the middle of the Arizona desert. However, those years should pass quickly because of a $500,000 loot previously stashed away. New idealistic warden would only make Pitman think of getting his fortune even sooner. He starts to manipulate everyone to achieve his goal. Written by
Dragan Antulov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Once upon a time, there was a crooked man. When he was good, he was very, very good. And when he was bad, it was murder...
Did You Know?
Warner Brothers' front office was very worried about this film. It was shot over a five-month period in the first half of 1969, but it was well over a year before it was given any commercial showings. Like Joseph L. Mankiewicz
's previous film, The Honey Pot
(1967), it opened in Britain some two months before the US, in late 1970. According to Mankiewicz's biographer, Kenneth Geist, his preferred version of the film ran to 165 minutes; however, Warners objected to this and re-cut the film, to his great irritation, to a more manageable 126 minutes. One notable casualty of this re-cutting was the prominently-billed Lee Grant
, a very well-known actress at the time, whose appearance is now barely a couple of minutes in length. See more
During the first riot scene, Dudley and Cyrus try to help Coy Cavendish, who is handcuffed to a post. They appear right next to him, then - in a wide shot - 20 meters away from him in the center of the fight, then again right next to him. See more
Paris Pittman Jr.
[at dedication of new prison dining hall
On behalf of the men, I'd like to express to the lieutenant governor, and to you, warden, and to the schoolteacher, and the other distinguished guests, and all those law-abiding citizens out there, just how much all this means to us in here. Imagine, after all we've been, all we've done to society
[lifts plate, smiling
Paris Pittman Jr.
we get chicken - and green peas - and mashed potatoes!
[beams, then flings plate at the wall over warden's head
Edited into La classe américaine
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Traditional American ballad
lyrics written by John A. Stone
prior to 1858
version sung by Alan Hale See more