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[In anger, a television was just thrown out a hotel window]
That's hotel property, and I'm just sittin' here waiting for the house dicks to come.
[pretentiously, with sort of a faux-cool]
But you're the one that's gotta have to pay.
Who the hell is he?
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If anyone has read my review of Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr's The Sundowners I said that the film has really no plot, but relies successfully on the charm of the characters to carry it along.
Pocket Money falls in the same category. It just follows the driftings of its two leads to carry the film along. It works to a degree, but unlike the other film, the supporting characters aren't as interesting.
Still Paul Newman who seems to personify a definition of insanity in that he keeps doing the same thing and expecting different results and his hustling pal Lee Marvin amble along in this film with such a degree of charm you can't help but like them.
But you watch Pocket Money and you know these two guys will never hit the big time. Still they seem to try. My favorite part of the film is Marvin convincing Paul Newman to ride a bucking horse to gain some respect from prospective Mexican customers. It almost, but not quite descends into the kind of con games that Crosby used to employ on Hope.
It would have been nice for a couple of mega stars like Newman and Marvin to have gotten a better film to do though.
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