The Sting (1973)

Check out our audio stylings about The Sting (41:45) Colour this episode R for our dirty swears.

THE STING, from left: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, 1973

Oscar Month is under way with this stunningly popular title. Newman & Redford have more chemistry than just about any couple ever paired up on the big screen. Their charm takes them a long way and they’re convincing as con men too, but is their twist-filled movie funny? How has it held up compared to other ’70s classics? Check out our theories and get you & your family some beans from Sparkplug.Coffee!

NOTE: David Niven was the Oscar host in 1974, not Elizabeth Taylor’s co-presenter of the Best Picture Oscar.

LINKS:

Coming Attractions Trivia Answer: ???

The Sting on Wikipedia

Robert Shaw on IMDb

George Roy Hill on IMDb

David S. Ward on IMDb

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1973 in film

Box Office Mojo Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

IMDb Top 250

1973 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture and Best Director and Best Editing and Best Music and Best Costumes + the Streaker (at the 56-second mark)

Hooker steals from the mob on YouTube

“Kelly” lays the hook in Lonnegan on YouTube

Hooker settles for a mediocre murderess on YouTube

The end of the movie on YouTube

The Hustler and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Godfather and Jaws and The Sting II and House Of Games and Major League and Wild Things and Ocean’s Eleven and Focus and The Big Short on IMDb

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Godfather and Jaws T100P podcasts

Previously on the Next 100 Project: There Will Be Blood

February 15th on the Next 100 Project: Kramer vs. Kramer