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Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | | Crime, Comedy | 19 August 1976 (UK)
Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world and the affection ... See full summary »

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Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the 19th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman. Written by Don Devlin <ddevlin@loop.com>

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All the Digby-Hill-Chestnut gang need is two breaks... out of jail... into a safe. [US one-sheet] See more »

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Crime | Comedy

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19 August 1976 (UK)  »

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Balordi e Co. - Società per losche azioni capitale interamente rubato $1.000.000  »

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Trivia

The film went massively overbudget and caused such a major cash crisis, that Columbia Pictures nearly went out of business, until a fund of German dentists, Cinerenta, agreed to help co-finance the studio's other films. See more »

Quotes

Harry Dighby: [singing] He's not the real Prince Herbert. I am!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: 1892 SUDBURY, MASS. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

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Vienna Life
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Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Carmine Coppola
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Better Than Average Fun
23 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on television after not having seen it in 40 years. I ran it for 2 weeks while working as a projectionist in a second run house in Connecticut at the time. First, you have a wonderful cast. Not only the four principles but it's hard to imagine a bad movie with Charles Durning, Jack Guilford, Val Avery, Leslie Ann Warren and Burt Young in the supporting cast. As improbable as the script is everyone seems to be having fun.

We are in the realm of the classic door-slamming bedroom farce comedies mated to the caper movie with a couple of lovable losers involved in machinations they cannot hope to understand. Consider it as a double bill with Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks. Michael Caine gets to hone a role as comic villain that will find its fuller expression In Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels. Basically, Harry and Walter is good, silly fun. If you want a great caper movie, Watch The Sting or Topkapi.

If you want something that will occasionally have you spitting popcorn while laughing, try this movie, sit back and enjoy yourself. just remember,

Nobody's perfect.

Nobody at all.


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