The Sting

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

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Film Cast:

  • Henry Gondorff: Paul Newman
  • Johnny Hooker: Robert Redford
  • Doyle Lonnegan: Robert Shaw
  • Lt. Wm. Snyder: Charles Durning
  • J.J. Singleton: Ray Walston
  • Billie: Eileen Brennan
  • Kid Twist: Harold Gould
  • Eddie Niles: John Heffernan
  • F.B.I. Agent Polk: Dana Elcar
  • Erie Kid: Jack Kehoe
  • Loretta: Dimitra Arliss
  • Luther Coleman: Robert Earl Jones
  • Mottola: James Sloyan
  • Floyd (Bodyguard): Charles Dierkop
  • Bodyguard: Lee Paul
  • Crystal: Sally Kirkland
  • Benny Garfield: Avon Long
  • Combs: Arch Johnson
  • Granger: Ed Bakey
  • Cole: Brad Sullivan
  • Riley: John Quade
  • Train Conductor: Larry D. Mann
  • Burlesque House Comedian: Leonard Barr
  • Alva Coleman: Paulene Myers
  • Black Gloved Gunman: Joe Tornatore
  • Duke Boudreau: Jack Collins
  • Curly Jackson: Tom Spratley
  • Greer: Kenneth O’Brien
  • Western Union Executive: Ken Sansom
  • Louise Coleman: Ta-Tanisha
  • Roulette Dealer: William Benedict
  • Bill Clayton from Pittsburgh (uncredited): Robert Brubaker
  • Kid Twist’s Wife (uncredited): Kathleen Freeman
  • Landlady (uncredited): Susan French
  • Lacey the Bouncer (uncredited): Bruce Kimball
  • Landlord (uncredited): Alexander Lockwood
  • FBI Agent Chuck (uncredited): Chuck Morrell
  • Mr. Jameson from Chicago (uncredited): Byron Morrow
  • Lady in Phone Booth (uncredited): Pearl Shear
  • Bank Officer (uncredited): Arthur Tovey
  • Gambling Den Boss (uncredited): Guy Way
  • Bartender (uncredited): Jim Michael

Film Crew:

  • Art Direction: Henry Bumstead
  • Executive Producer: Richard D. Zanuck
  • Editor: William Reynolds
  • Stunts: Dean Smith
  • Set Costumer: Bernie Pollack
  • Costume Design: Edith Head
  • Executive Producer: David Brown
  • Director: George Roy Hill
  • Director of Photography: Robert Surtees
  • Music Arranger: Marvin Hamlisch
  • Producer: Julia Phillips
  • Producer: Michael Phillips
  • Writer: David S. Ward
  • Sound: Ronald Pierce
  • Set Decoration: James W. Payne
  • Script Supervisor: Charlsie Bryant
  • Makeup Artist: Rick Sharp
  • Producer: Tony Bill
  • Associate Producer: Robert Crawford Jr.
  • Music: Billy Byers
  • Sound: Dennis C. Salcedo
  • Casting: William Batliner
  • Casting: Robert J. LaSanka
  • Special Effects: Bob Warner
  • Second Assistant Director: Charles Dismukes
  • Hairstylist: Connie Nichols
  • Visual Effects: Albert Whitlock
  • Camera Operator: Charles W. Short
  • Makeup Artist: Gary Liddiard
  • Stunts: Mickey Gilbert
  • Set Costumer: Peter V. Saldutti
  • Makeup Artist: Mark Reedall
  • Unit Publicist: Eileen Peterson
  • Stunts: John Moio
  • First Assistant Director: Ray Gosnell Jr.
  • Makeup Artist: Jim Gillespie
  • Production Manager: Ernest B. Wehmeyer
  • Stunts: Steven Burnett
  • Set Costumer: Andrea E. Weaver
  • Technical Advisor: John Scarne
  • Sound: Robert Bertrand
  • Title Illustration: Jaroslav Gebr
  • Music: Scott Joplin
  • Property Master: Julius Rosenkrantz

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Not only does it sting, it floats like a butterfly as well.

    Academy Award Winner Best Picture, Academy Award Winner Best Director-George Roy Hill, Academy Award Winner Best Screenplay-David S. Ward, Academy Award Winner Best Editing-William Reynolds, Academy Award Winner Best Song Score-Marvin Hamlisch, Academy Award Winner Best Art Direction/Set Decoration-Bumstead & Payne, Academy Award Winner Best Costume Design-Edith Head, Nominated for Best Actor (Redford), Best Cinematography, Best Sound.

    Few films can draw me in and indulge me on repeat viewings like The Sting does, it was barely 36 hours ago when I sat there talking to the screen offering advice like I was in the flipping film. I have seen it written that the film’s success was only garnered because of the star appeal of the leads! Well for starters that is an insult to Robert Shaw who may be accused of overdoing it at times, but his portrayal of Lonnegan is a complete joy, witness the fury on his face during an on train poker game as the irrepressible Newman does comedy gold. Visually the film is a delight, and the story fuses together to culminate in an ending that not only stings with impact; but also floats like a cinematic butterfly. 10/10

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